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".

Friday, 18 May 2018

The sun is shining and the winds are good

I feel a day sailing trip coming on.....Arwen is packed and ready


Enrico said...

Everything looks ready for a great day Steve! And I see Arwen in a very good shape.

steve said...

Thanks Enrico - blogs and videos to follow
Take care

tmaccabe said...

Steve, I see oars but I can't imagine where one sits to row. I assume you did the centerboard option, so is there enough room for you butt/back when rowing? Any mods to support?

steve said...

TM, i remove the steering compass on the centreboard top, and put a big cushion on it. Then there is sufficient room to get rowing. Navigator was never designed for rowing long distances, so i tend to row short distances; if longer, then I motor. Many in the UK dinghy cruising association success a yuloh oar off the back of the transom - but with mizzen mast, boomkin, rudder head and motor - it already feels crowded!!