Dick Stallman, inventor of the outboard jet, passed away last Friday.
His invention was a major contribution to shallow water boating world-wide and it greatly enhanced access to premium waters and hunter and angler success.
Our family has had a long and cherished relationship with Stallman, dating back to that first jet trip up the Rogue in 1962 with Grandpa Wooldridge. Dick was always willing to share technical knowledge, discuss new concepts and improvements in products or design or simply lend a friendly ear.
Dick Stallman was much more than a pioneer in shallow water running, he was a gentleman from the old school. His word was his bond.
He was a great mentor and a friend.
I will truly miss him.
Our heartfelt condolences to his wife, family and friends.
Dick Stallman, 1962, first jet boat trip up the Rogue River (with Grandpa Wooldridge)
Dick Stallman, Grandpa Glen Wooldridge and Dick's Dad, Ralph, plot boat run.
Grandpa Glen with Dick Stallman, discuss new Outboard Jet Drive
Glen with Dick Stallman