Category Archives: Nesting Dinghy

PT11 for 2014

Work on a slightly re-designed PT 11 and a much improved building manual for the 11 is well underway. We have long been planning to develop a smaller version of our nesting dinghy, but for several reasons, we decided to … Continue reading

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PT 11 on display in Seattle

As of Monday, April 7 th, our PT 11 nesting dinghy will be on display at Fisheries Supply in Seattle. This is something we have talked about doing for a long time and we are pleased it is happening this … Continue reading

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Launchings for late 2013

More PT Watercraft boats are hitting the water! Here are some to spotlight; Simon and “crew” happy after launching in New Zealand.  I quote Simon, “I didn’t really realize how much of a delight to build she’s been until the … Continue reading

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The PT 11 Insignia

When it was suggested by our local sail maker (NW SAILS & CANVAS) that we should come up with a distinctive insignia for the PT 11, I had to do some research. I looked at hundreds of existing insignias for … Continue reading

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A Bailer for the PT 11

Having a bailer in a dinghy is a very important thing. Dinghy sailing in gusty wind can get wet, especially if the captain is not paying attention and dips the rail. Russell came up with a handy bailer idea. This … Continue reading

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Building Dreams

Our first PT Skiff builder, Jan, who built the PT Skiff, “PIKA”, continues to create beautiful boats. “PIKA” was by far, not the first small boat he had built, but I will venture to say that it was a turning … Continue reading

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PT 11 Capsize video

The water is cold here. The idea of jumping into it takes some courage so this video has been put off for way too long.  Russell actually did about 8 capsizes while I happily recorded them….or so I thought. In … Continue reading

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PT11 launchings in Spring 2013

We have some PT 11′s launched this Spring. These are the ones I have received pictures for. Paul in Alaska faced a winter under more snow than I have ever seen… and spent his time, not in hibernation, but working … Continue reading

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The Spear Non-Nesting PT11 explained

  THE SPEAR is identical in hull shape to the PT 11, but the interior geometry and construction are quite different and deserve explanation.  The PT 11 has a full width foredeck so that water drains into the aft compartment, … Continue reading

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PT11 Watertight hatches

We have developed a simple and effective hatch that is water tight and flush with the deck. Russell has used similar systems for custom hatches on different kinds of boats. The PT 11 foredeck hatch kit is offered as an … Continue reading

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