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 an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises together.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Galley Box video

After much discussion and interest on FaceBook forums about the galley Box, I have done a brief video overview of it. Thank you to all those who contributed ideas and comments. I valued everyone's thoughtful comments.

If you search October in the blog bar on the right, you will find previous blog posts on galley box construction and there is a Duckworks magazine article imminent as well. Arwen is winterized for now and there is a huge amount of maintenance to do on her. A proper test of the galley box will have to wait until Spring time. This is version one. It is rough around the edges. I suspect it will be refined and a version two may well emerge at some stage. 


Joel Bergen said...

Brilliant Galley box Steve! Where will you store it? Now I am thinking of building one as well, if I could manage to fit it on the front thwart under the deck.

steve said...

as you face forward, port side, immediately forward of the centre thwart - so it is like an extension of the port side thwart. now you will bring that fantastic engineering design experience of yours so I cant wait to see it