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

Thursday, 30 January 2020

What could possibly go wrong?

One bilge pump, kindly donated by good friend Dave (for which I  owe him a meal and trip up north to explore some harbours)

One 12v 7.0 Ah lead sealed battery.

One borrowed 'The 12V bible for boats' book.

One idiot with less electrical knowledge than a garden squirrel who still has to get a waterproof toggle switch, an in-line waterproof 2 amp fuse, some extra wire and some heat shrink tubing.

What could possibly go wrong?

Blog post and video to follow in next few weeks when it stops raining!


Curt said...

Go for it!

steve said...

hiya Curt - how you doing?
I certainly will - but knowing me I'll wire it so it pumps water in and not out! :)