Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my dinghy cruising blog about my John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. Built over three years, Arwen was launched in August 2007. She is a standing lug yawl 14' 6" in length. This blog records our dinghy cruising voyages together around the coastal waters of SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises and click subscribe.
On this blog you will find posts about dinghy cruising locations, accounts of our voyages, maintenance tips and 'How to's' ranging from rigging standing lug sails and building galley boxes to using 'anchor buddies' and creating 'pilotage notes'. I hope you find something that inspires you to get out on the water in your boat. Drop us a comment and happy sailing.
Steve and Arwen

Friday 22 December 2017

Dinghy cruising: restored rudder and tiller

rudder final coats and varnishing the tiller extension. Next on list is sorting out main mast, mast band and mast rigging. onwards and upwards


Alden Smith said...

Thanks for this post and the previous one. I am at the point with my little cruising dinghy where I need to make rudder / dagger board etc. Your rudder blade with its pull up and down ropes is just what I am looking for. I have dragged your photos onto my desktop so I can consult them readily as I use your outfit as a pattern - great! - Merry Christmas and great sailing.

steve said...

Hello stranger have t heard from you in ages. .sorry Christmas and happy new year. The bit. It seen in photo is .y helm impelder bit. I did a post on it a few years ago and will try and find d it if you are interested.steve

steve said...

Sorry Alden, it should read merry Christmas and it should at the bit not shown is the huntingdon helm impelder which I got from the dinghy cruising association