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Thread: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

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    Default Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Building won't really begin until after I've sold my Argie 15. However, I've started to cut out templates etc. so that I'm ready, hopefully in the spring. For now I've built the transom because I had some left over walnut which I planed down to 1/8th and laminated to a ply base. Joansa 8 - Transom.jpg

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Looks good. What design is she?

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    OK Roy!

    One of two: You like building better than boating?.....or... you like rowing better than sailing?

    Fred

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Hi Fred,
    Yes, I do enjoy building and that includes anything made of wood. As to my favourite way to get on the water, I find that our local sea and wind conditions favour rowing over sailing. Did I mention that this will be my second Joansa? It's a really sweet design that not only looks beautiful but also rows exceptionally well.
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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    And here she is on the water headed home after a great day of rowing.
    Gracie Too under power.jpg

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Morford View Post
    Hi Fred,
    Yes, I do enjoy building and that includes anything made of wood. As to my favourite way to get on the water, I find that our local sea and wind conditions favour rowing over sailing. Did I mention that this will be my second Joansa? It's a really sweet design that not only looks beautiful but also rows exceptionally well.
    P1010090 a.jpg

    OOoooOOOoooOooooo. That's pretty.

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Nicely done.

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Always nice to see another of John's boats realized. I'm about to start on a Navigator for a client. Looking forward to it.
    David G
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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Hi Roy,

    I was just pondering building Joansa with my son.....and thankfully I have found this tread
    Was looking for a rowing boat that is stable and easy to row. My kayak is ok, but is getting harder to get in and out of it....
    Questions I have about Joansa :
    ..is it stable enough for two adults ?
    ..yet, is it light enough to be car topped ?
    Thank you

    Wojo
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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Hi Wojo,

    Great for two adults and a beautiful boat to row. Cartopping? Too many "it depends" items. Final boat weight - my last Joansa was way overbuilt and cartopping would have been impossible. Built to John's specs and with care it will be possible depending on the vehicle, the roof height, your age etc. I'm aiming for something close to John's weight but will be looking for ways to add lightness as I go along. John has suggested some thoughts such as leaving out the stringers which he added to help keep the thin plywood in a good curve. You can also reduce weight by careful choice of wood. Even light woods, such as cedar, vary considerably in weight. I regularly go to my local lumber store and sort through a huge pile of planks to find the best. As long as I restack the wood the store is quite OK with that.

    Good luck with your build and post lots of pics.

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    Default Re: Joansa by John Welsford. New build.

    Kayak10.jpg

    I see that you did add some extras to your build - btw, looks beautiful! …..are you going to show it at WBF in Port Townsend this year?
    So here in the picture we see about 100 lbs worth of kayaks - they are 13' long - so 85 lbs and 15.5' of Joansa should - theoretically - be able use the same set up I know, most likely will not - the roof rack is pretty flimsy - but we have trucks etc - there will be a way to truck top her
    We are just considering the build - I can't wait for pictures of your build
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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