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.

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!!