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, 27 February 2020


I have learned that I can botch up even the simplest of tasks and I therefore conclude that God placed my on the planet to do one thing - teach. I was good at teaching. The rest of life? I'm still learning!!

How not to solder wires, spade connectors and fuse holders !!

Part two video of installing an electric bilge pump in Arwen out soon.


Anonymous said...

How not to solder...:
You could always just crimp them! ;-)

steve said...

I did both in the end 😁🙄🤣