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, 31 March 2016

£70......

for a service and cleaning of carb etc. Dirt stuck in jets were to blame as I thought.
Next year I service my own outboard. If you have any website suggestions about servicing your own outboard especially if focused on a 3.5hp tohatsu, please drop me a line via the comment box below.

4 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

I'd say that was pretty good.... mine was £104... usually 90'ish but I asked them to fix the inertia bolt as it was slipping... these guys are skilled, and how much per hour does your garage charge to do your car? :o)

steve said...

I don't mind paying the guys actually. They always do a good job. However, the learner inside of me cries out to give it a go. If I can rebuild a scooter engine having never done one before, then surely I can step up to do a four stroke outboard? I like learning new skills. with a dad who is an engineer and over the years has turned his hand to most things.....I guess that gene is somewhere activating at long last. Over the years I have bought practically every fitting for Arwen from this chandlery, supporting local business. I don't think they will begrudge me one year during which I give it a go. £90 is high. Even the Salcombe guys only charge around the £80 mark. But it is a skilled job as you say and it keeps local people employed and I am all for that

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

There is a possible win/win of course... ask him if you can do the next service together, you learn, he still gets paid???

steve said...

Actually that's a very good idea, he might be up for that