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".

Sunday, 2 July 2017

What do you carry in your boat?

I know........there is bound to be something I've missed off.  Charts, navigation equipment, it is all there somewhere!


Stuart said...

It looks as though you've covered all eventualities (I'll avoid any mention of a kitchen sink), but did I miss books in your video? I recommend Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey series which you can read and read again, although I'll be surprised if you haven't come across them.
Have you got clingfilm and superglue for your first-aid kit? The former is sterile straight off the roll and keeps dressings on burns and scalds from sticking and you can see the healing progress. The latter is good for minor cuts (bringing the edges together)and broken nails(finger- and toe-!).
Have a busy summer!

steve said...

No, by all means mention kitchen sink - I agree - a serious declutter is needed. Books come and go and agree with your recommendations. I'm also an Alexander kent/Douglas Reeman fan as well; depending on how stressed I am feeling. I carry burn dressings and also steri strips although I have had superglue used on a head wound before now. all good tips Stuart - thanks

Lorenzo B said...

Great video and post . Very helpful indeed. I also have snorkeling gear among the rest.... but that's a Mediterranean thing ... :)

steve said...

thanks Lorenzo - I have snorkel and mask in the grab bag but frankly I need a wetsuit on board as well before I venture into the chilly uk waters

Lorenzo B said...

Hello Steve , now you have all the time you need! Come visit us in southern France !

steve said...

yes I do - and when things have settled down, I may well come visit beautiful south of worth a visit steve