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".

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Pumping out a John welsford navigator.........several times!!

Winter brings constant rain in our part of the world and that brings the need to constantly pump out poor old Arwen.
She sits on the sloping drive under her tarpaulins and the rain finds its way in whatever precautions her skipper takes!

As I have ruefully said many times before on this blog, I wish I had had the foresight to put the forward hatches not on the vertical baulk head of the front thwart, but on the actual thwart seat itself.  that will be this summer's project.

In the meantime, Pumping out Arwen continues to be a regular winter ritual!

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