Modeler’s Name: Erik Collette
Period: Many centuries
Type of Model: Built from kit
Build Time: not estimated.
The model is based on a nineteen century engraving of the gallon. The model is built from an Amati kit.The materials used include walnut, baltic birch plywood, beechwood and brass.
The Galiots have been used in the Mediterranean sea for centuries. They were also used in the Northern Europe of a while.They were instrumental in the Greek victory at the naval battle at Navarino during the 1821 – 1827 Greek independence war
Erik has been a member of the Rocky Mountain Shipwrights since he was bitten by the modeling bug after visiting the RMS show in 2003. He completed his first model in 2004. Erik hails from Norway, where he was around boats during most of his youth. He attended the Norwegian Naval Academy and sailed on a merchant ship for a year. He came to the USA in 1962, and earned his BSCE and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He is currently semi-retired as an engineering consultant.