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".






Thursday, 18 February 2016

Another video from Roger..

I'm not quite sure where he is heading with these, whether it be a regular series or some one off videos, but they are good and useful. Here is his latest. Enjoy.
http://youtu.be/aC85FlAREOU


3 comments:

Rik said...

I like the videos. Especially the singing seabird...

steve said...

Not sure I agree Frank. The issue was they couldn't climb onto the centreboard because it had retracted back into the centrecase. Other capsize videos I have seen of a navigator show it popping back up rapidly when you stand on centreboard. Arwen popped up quickly. However, since then, some hatches have warped and don't seal properly so I'm not so sure what would happen next time.....and I did test without sails on.....so clearly a need for a retest!!

Joel Bergen said...

I really enjoyed Roger's videos. Thanks for posting them, Steve. More proof that I'm not packing nearly enough stuff onboard Ellie :)