I finally quit dorking around and got the strongback pretty much together for the Kolb boat. This will be the first true Galloway boat built since the early 1930s I think. Buzz Holmstrom built his modified Galloway in 1937, which we replicated in 2001. Although the lines and construction were similar to a Galloway, Holmstrom's Julius F. was a foot shorter, a foot wider, built of better wood, and was all-in-all a far superior boat according to contemporary river runners. As I walk around the form in the shop I shudder to think of rowing it into a couple of the gnarlier rapids in Grand Canyon. It's almost a canoe. Anyhow, here's a shot of the monster crawling across my shop floor, and a second shop showing the exhaust ports for the big inboard turbodiesel.
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