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

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Building an outboard stand for servicing the outboard

As our nation grinds towards a situation where we will all end up self isolating, now is the time to go down to the garage and build myself an outboard stand. I was going to start this afternoon but I got distracted by garden visitors once more. All photos were taken through the kitchen window when I was supposed to writing material and also sketching out an outboard stand plan - huh! Still, a very nice way to idle away an afternoon.

Make yourselves at home folks, our garden is your garden. 


Pa Pa Pat said...

Me again, I do not express myself to well, sorry. Little wheels get stuck on cracks and pebbles make great wheel chocks -you well be tempted to use bad language. 2 big wheels 10" or so work great. Like a hand truck we call em. Thanks love your sailing videos...there real....Pat

steve said...

PaPa Pat - thanks for that - good tip - fortunately I dont have to worry about the pebbles :) - however, your point abut big wheels is well made - thanks for the help and glad you enjoy the blog and videos - appreciated