Re: Building a john boat -- of lumber?
You'll need to be strong, and have a well-anchored roofrack to cartop a solid wood boat. It can be done, particularly with a short-topped car, but if you want to build with solid wood (an excellent choice!), you'll want to consider getting a used boat trailer.
I have a dory skiff built from fir over oak frames, and love it. But it would take 6 strong men to get it up on top of even a small car - and said car would need a welded lumber rack as standard roofracks aren't rated for that much weight.
Last edited by Thorne; 12-22-2009 at 12:49 PM.
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