For you guys who knew him personally, it must have been an honor. I never met Renn. A few emails back and forth. I felt like I was annoying him with my stupid questions. He always replied. His answers were stern, & he told me to go back & read some more. He also told me his skiff couldn't be all things to all people. So, if I didn't like it the way it was, go build another boat! In the end, he answered all my questions, and he was right about me going back & reading more. I needed to do that. I don't know much about Homer, but their ought to be Tolman skiff at the entrance to town with a memorial to the man.
You're not the first person that Renn accused of 'shallow reading'... haha. Don't let him fool you though... he had a big heart and was glad to see all the people enjoying his creations.
I know just where a Tolman skiff ought to be parked as a monument ...right at the top of the bluff near the 'Welcome to Homer' sign