‘Customer Comments’ Category


This saddle stand is absolutely gorgeous.  There was no damage done during shipping.  I know that she is going to love it.  Thank you for all your time and effort, especially with the short time period.  It has been a pleasure doing business with you.  I hope you have a happy holiday and new year.


Paeonian Springs, Va.

Hi John, The rudder looks and works great!

Thanks you very much!


Hamilton, N.J.

Just to let you know that the rudder assembly arrived safely via the postal systems and fits perfectly – thanks so much for your supply efforts as we will enjoy the summer sailing here in Cape Breton indeed.




Just got the tiller, looks GREAT!!  Thanks so much for getting it to me so quickly.  My old one was really giving me a hard time so the new one makes me very happy.  Thanks again. 


Ogunquit, ME

Hi John!

I was so sorry not to be able to meet you yesterday to pick up the kneelers. Lou got them safely ‘home’ and I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and let you know how beautiful I think they are! They will be a wonderful addition to our Chapel.
I appreciate the mounting boards so much too. We purchased new chairs for the Chapel last fall and I decided to contact them to see if they still had any of the fabric we used on the chairs left. They had one piece left that is just the right length!
I will try to get pictures of everything sent to you as soon as I can so you can see them in place. Thank you again for all your help with this. My first prayer of thanksgiving at our new Chancel will be for the beautiful gift of the kneelers your hands crafted for us. 
Have a wonderful Easter!

Hi John,

The grate arrived and it is beautiful!  It fits the cockpit perfectly (see att. photos). 

I can’t wait to show it off in 3 weeks at Chula Vista when we sail San Diego Bay with our gang. It is sooooo much better than that bright blue rubber mat we had that slips out from under your feet just when you need traction.

I will be sure to tell everyone who sees it about you and your amazing craftsmanship.

Thank you!


Upland, Ca.

Hi John,

Got the hatch today
Only problem is I don’t know whether to install in the boat or hang on the living room wall!


Idaho Falls

John – 

Got the rudder blade today – perfect fit and beautiful work and I appreciate the dowel reinforcement at the top.  
I have to refinish my centerboard now and would like it to match, and was hoping you could tell me what finish (polyurethane or varnish and what brand)  you used on the blade.
Once again thanks for the great work.
Allentown, N.J.

Fantastic professional woodwork!
Thank you Mr. Owens.  Your work is great.  You made us a Vagabond 14 daggerboard
exceeding my expectations.  I would have had to study and have numerous trials
for at least 2 years to do half of what you have done for us.  I am so glad I
found you. 

Thank You! 


La Porte, Texas

ATTENTION: If you live outside the lower 48 United States please contact us directly to discuss shipping options (i.e. Alaska/Hawaii/International).

WOW!!! Beautiful! Just received New Dolphin Sr Hatch. I tried it for a quick fit without hardware and it looks like a perfect fit! And what a beautiful upgrade for my boat. Thank you John! There is no rocking and the hatch seal looks nearly watertight. Much better than factory design by a long shot. 

Happy Customer,


Witter, Arkansas