As you look at kayak designs, canoe designs, and decked canoe designs; several designs and designers rise to the top of the list.
Of all of those, I doubt any of them design better than Gary. I have not met Gary, except through his writing. But, I was impressed by some of the things he wrote.
He wrote about the history of outrigger canoes; the advantages and disadvantages of weight; the advantages and disadvantages of the outrigger; etc.
And he didn’t seem to be focused only upon the profit he could make. In other words, he was approachable.
But, Gary offers more than just great boats which have stood the test of time, he also works with others to help the Philippines recover from the devastating Typhoon.
People who help others are always better than those who do not.
Don’t you agree?