Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

I cannot believe

how tired I am - OFSTED takes it out of your that's for sure.

I have got a little repair plate - stainless steel - to put across the back of the rudder stock - so that the cracks can be sealed and then closed up.
The pivot nut on the rudder will need some tightening as well. Shroud plates bolts will need checking and I noticed when trying to slab reef the other day one or two holes in the boom where I had removed some fitting but clearly forgotten to refill screw holes with wood putty or epoxy - oops!

Lots of dents and dings - lots of little retouch up jobs for painting - so much to little time to do it in!


Paul Mullings said...

Dents and dings are just the sign of a boat that is used......every one tells a story!

steve said...

Of a skipper's incompetent boat handling skills!!!!

Paul Mullings said...

I don't subscribe to that theory totally Steve, of course you are right to a certain extent, but no matter how skilled and careful you are sometime S**t happens! At the end of the season you will be able to relive all those experiences that led to that scratch or scape. One thing for sure,the boat will retain its pristine beauty if it lives on its trailer all season!

steve said...

All true
Kind words of wisdom as always Paul