‘Customer Comments’ Category

I am absolutely delighted. The rudder is beautiful.

I cannot imagine a nicer one – either from the view of aesthetics or
strength of design.

I regard the O’Day 25 as a very fine boat, but one of its weakest
points is the rudder as evidenced by various reports of breakage.

In my view, the rudder you made, and its high strength design,
alleviates this problem. And, it makes the boat all the more beautiful
by placing a finely crafted natural wood rudder precisely where it can
be seen as a mark of a finely maintained boat.

Thank you,

Pulaski, Virginia

Got the zuma dagger board plus rudder, and I must compliment you on the
workmanship, as well as the very fast service.  I am extremely satisfied with
the order, and would recommend you without reservation. They’re almost too
pretty to use!


Tuckahoe, N.Y.

John – just wanted to thank you for the dagger board.  It was there waiting for us at the lake house and we had some great wind.  It fit the boat perfectly.  Thank you for the quick turnaround and for shipping it to the lake house.

 Hadley, N.Y.

Hi John,

We just got the rudder on the boat. It looks and works great!



Canton, Maine

Hi John,
Got the rudder today, looks nice!  Thanks for putting the rudder- stop hole and pin on the pintle.  I don’t think this one will be going anywhere!  Also thanks for packing it so good…UPS is notorious for bringing me open boxes, crushed boxes (this one was a little crunched) etc.
 The rudder pins fit perfect in the gudgeons on the boat, I already tried it on there!
Thanks again,
Sandston, Virginia

The centerboard arrived last Tuesday and I took it home over the weekend. The board looks great, it fits perfectly and now just waiting to get the boat out of the garage to the new owner. Thanks for your help, I will pass on your name to the new owner and anyone else in need of your service.


Belhaven, N.C.

I just received the replacement rudder and tiller for my Holder 14. It looks beautiful and I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for the personal attention you gave to the order and how quickly it was produced and shipped.
Glenmont, N.Y.
Your design ideas for an innovative pivoting daggerboard for my Holder 14 were
spot on. And the epoxy-laminated, white oak pivoting board you built for the
Holder is great craftsmanship.

It’s a pleasure doing business with JO Woodworks!


Really nice work on the rudder. I’m especially blown-away about how
good the rudder blade repair job is. If I didn’t already know the
thing was split in half down the middle, one could never tell. And
you were right, the glass work is totally transparent.

I’ll let you know how the first outing goes but with the crappy
weather here right now and new storm fronts approaching that’s likely
to be weeks away.

Best for the holidays,


I just wanted to let you know that the rudder was beautiful.  It fit very nicely, with no problems.  My son is taking the boat out tomorrow on a local lake.  Thanks again for all your help.  You do nice work.
Bakersfield, Ca.