I recently sent someone to this page to see pictures of the last prototype nested. After a search, I found out that I never posted them! oops... I will post them here but I do admit they are not the best pictures by far. (that might be why I neglected to post them...) New ones with the new boat will be posted soon. Also, thanks to Carl Cramer for including the PT Eleven on his blog..www.woodenboat.com/boat and for Howard's and others' comments on the wooden boat forum. Cheers, PTW
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 and formatting it is not far behind.
We will be able to cut kits for the PT Eleven after we finish this boat and the manual.
We are aware that it has been a long wait for some of you and you may have moved on to other ideas. We have had some pretty impressive charachters view this boat and their critiques have been extremely positive. The PT Eleven is a very highly developed kit boat and will be complete before putting it on the market.
Pricing update: We still think we can sell this kit for $1,500.00 including the glass kit.
Options including rig and foils kits, water tight hatch kit and other small parts will be priced when fully developed. (Some of these have been posted on the blog)
We are working on a very well developed sailing rig.
The foils (daggerboard & kick-up rudder) are CNC cut from Okoume plywood and finished by the builder.
The mast is a 2 piece tapered carbon tube that fits into a sleeve in the hull. The boom is a tapered carbon tube as well.
The sail is a smaller version of the one in the videos, about 60 square feet. The design is complete and beng made locally. Prices for these will be announced.
We apologize to those who have been waiting for awhile. This has been a far more involved process than we expected, but we believe that the extra time spent has been time well spent.
This show model of the PT ELeven, as well as the PT SKiff will be at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival on the weekend of September 9-11. Port Townsend Watercraft will have a booth with Gougeon/West System Epoxy.
Feedback and questions are welcome. If those of you who plan to buy a PT Eleven kit this year would like to reply and let us know, it would help us a lot in our scheduling.
Best regards to all,
Ashlyn & Russell Brown