This blog is devoted to my John Welsford designed 15' Navigator yawl Ellie. I built her in my garage over a period of 18 months and launched her in 2011. She sports a sliding gunter main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen. Her construction is glued-lapstrake over permanent bulkheads and stringers. This blog is a record of her construction and her voyages here in the Puget Sound area and (hopefully) a useful resource for fellow Navigator builders.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WoodenBoat article on John Welsford

The current issue of WoodenBoat magazine has a wonderful article that you won't want to miss entitled "Suitability for Purpose, John Welsford and the art and science of boat design".  The article describes John's 30 year history as a boat designer and his design methodology.  There are some nice photos taken at Port Townsend and Sail Oklahoma showcasing some of his popular designs, including Scamp #1 and Mike Money's red Scamp, Peter Van Sickle's Penguin Tenatious, and my Navigator Ellie.  Don't miss it.  Congratulations, John, and keep up the good work!