Blogging the building of the new kit boat, the PT Skiff, a fuel efficient, center console, fun boat!
Russell and I want to let everyone know that we are much closer to having the PT Eleven nesting dinghy done. The final prototype is very close to completion. All the hardware (some recently posted on the blog) and most parts of the kit have been developed for production. Writing the manual is progressing daily ...continue reading General update:PT Eleven
Yet again, the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival succeeds in educating, inspiring, and show casing a truly beautiful fleet. We had a good show even though the loss of Meade Gougeon was often the topic of discussion. So many admired him. I want to thank everyone who visited our booth. Also, big thank you's go ...continue reading Another whirlwind festival
Two weeks have already slipped by since the festival! I am late to express my deeply felt gratitude to everyone who makes the festival happen, (http://nwmaritime.org/) , all who participate, and all who come to talk wooden boats and all things boaty. I realize that is a big blanket statement. For the past 5 years ...continue reading 40th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat festival
Yesterday morning began with a tropical downpour that is just as out of character for the PNW as this summer's 90 degree temperatures. A few days ago the driveway was suddenly littered with crunchy yellow alder leaves. It has hit me hard that summer is coming to an end. For us, it also means that ...continue reading Summer’s Final days
Our Christmas present this year was a very large stack of plywood. This is a big deal for us. Some of you may know from an earlier post that one big reason end-of-2015 production halted was due to not liking the plywood that was available. We take plywood very seriously for our kits. It needs ...continue reading Good news!
This is kind of a long post featuring my festival pictures, our booth, the Pt 11 on the water, a customer built PT Skiff, end show humor, & video links... The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is a great event any year. This year, the 39th, was no exception. We had two hot and sunny ...continue reading 2015 boat festival was great!
It is Festival time again! The 39th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival from September 11 - 13th. That is next weekend! YOWZA! We hope you have made your plans to come! PT Watercraft will be there together with WEST SYSTEM EPOXY. Bring your epoxy questions for their very knowledgeable team to answer. These guys are ...continue reading 2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
I thought it would be fun to have a photo contest this year. It could result in a really nice calendar.Winners could choose from puzzles, mugs, T-shirts,(printed with their winning photo), or other prize options yet to be decided.The PT Skiff at the festival, by Ashlyn Brown Overview: Categories: Scenic, Action, & Project Photo Quality: ...continue reading Photo Contest 2015
Enjoy Pictures recently received of boats launched this summer or boats in use. I love the new colors added to PT 11's; now sporting blue, green, sunny yellow, mellow yellow, cream, red, white...have I missed any? Beautiful!! Keep those pictures coming! What do you think about a photo contest???? Let me know and I will ...continue reading Featured Launchings, Fall 2014