View Full Version : Given one rib

Paul Pless
08-19-2016, 05:02 PM
"Given one rib, I could build a
canoe around it - that's no problem."
-Rollin Thurlow, The Wood & Canvas Canoe

a man who likes a challenge. . .



08-19-2016, 05:16 PM
I'm sure Rollin could, but would it be the same canoe?

BTW - that damage looks intimidating, but isn't too bad. The worst of it is dealing with the inwales.

08-19-2016, 05:44 PM
That ain't nothing. The Good Lord took a rib and made Eve

08-20-2016, 01:19 PM
An old friend used to build wood and canvas canoes with his father, very old-school, all painted red or forest green.

While they were paddling the outlet of Big Springs, near Yellowstone, a moose spooked out of the willows and fled, stepping in the middle of their canoe

Great excitement as the moose tried to pull its foot loose, leaving a big hole. The canoe sank like a stone, but they dragged it out and fixed it.

No pickies, alas!

08-21-2016, 06:24 AM
The moose had a story it could eat out on for weeks. :D

Paul Pless
08-21-2016, 07:18 AM

jack grebe
08-21-2016, 08:26 AM
That ain't nothing. The Good Lord took a rib and made Eve

Yup, and she's been nagging ever since.