We took the sailing option very seriously for the PT 11 and it's a good thing we did. Most of the PT 11 builders have chosen our rig and foils. The sailing performance of this boat is not only measured in sailing ability, but also in simplicity and ease of setting up the rig. Setting ...continue reading PT11 rig
A new video has been posted showing the PT Eleven nesting dinghy being towed at 9 and 15 knots. Check it out here: Towing the PT 11 Also, as a heads up, we have yet to update our PT 11 water tight hatch blog. It just got lost in the stack of "to-do's". Since our ...continue reading Towing the PT11 and new hatches to come.
We are please to report that the NW School of Wooden Boat Building is building a PT Eleven nesting dinghy as part of their contemporary boat building program. It is being built in their newly built, on campus facility, the Jeff Hammond building, especially designed to serve as a workshop for larger projects. The boat ...continue reading PT11 at NW School of Wooden Boat Building
Wow, it has been way too long since I posted. Putting a pile of kits together for the first time has been quite a learning experience. The next round will be a lot easier. There are lots of different parts and we are putting together a photo album that I will post on the website ...continue reading PT11 Kit development
The first panels set to be assembled to the center and mast step bulkheads. The first panels wired into place.
The PT11- Puzzle joints assembled and pre-glassed, The transom (with temporary transom former) shown pre-glassed and mast step bulkhead is coated. Everything is sanded and ready to begin wiring together.
The first PT 11 Nesting Dinghy kit has been cut as of April 15th and construction has just begun. The photo shows the plywood parts only and the finished prototype in the background. We have really been attempting to set up the pictures to the highest instructional advantage so actual building progress is happening is ...continue reading The PT11 Nesting Dinghy
"I'm a tracker junkie and I'm okaaaay...." singing as I stay tuned to the Seventy 48 tracker. At 6:30am, Team Valhalla in the PT11 nesting dingy is still going 3.2- 3.5 knots after nearly 12 hours non-stop! She has kept up with the some of the paddle boarders, including Skelty, our friend ...continue reading Seventy48 2019 -the Start
PT 11 owners and builders may find these updates valuable. We have made PDF's for easy download and in color! While we are much happier with the new gasket installation method, the hull gasket is still vulnerable to being yanked out of its notch at the lower corners. Why is this? Because surgical tubing is ...continue reading Added Details; Finishing your PT 11
There comes a time... ...when one feels the need to alter course. Russell and I started PT Watercraft in 2009, to create an outlet to share Russell’s vision for a really good nesting dinghy. Since then, he has built 8 boats to define the build process, take the right photos and to update the manuals. ...continue reading There comes a time…