June was a month of distractions, delays and details that slowed progress on the the nesting dinghy.
One of those distractions was a turning point in our carbon eyestrap production.  Demand for these little hand crafted eyestraps has increased. This is good news! However; our previous production method was not meeting demand effectively.
It became evident that we needed to improve our production method quickly so we settled on a new design and we had a mold mold CNC machined. We combined the “long” and “short” sizes into one size for the single eyestrap. This size can still hold 2 lines or bungee of up to 1/4inch diam. The following photo shows cross sections of all three designs and the next photo shows a top view comparison.
From now on, we will only carry the new size and they can be ordered via the order form on our website or send us an email.

From far left: long eyestrap, short eyestrap, the new single eyestrap.
From top to bottom; long eyestrap, new single, short eyestrap.

Foil kit for the PT Eleven (shown finished)  These are prototypes of the foils we will be offering in kit form. The foil shape (naca 0012) is NC machined from Okoume plywood in 2 halves. We bond the 2 halves together in a vacuum bag and the builder does the finish work. ptwatercraft.comptwatercraft.com

PT 11 kick up rudder

Hello to all,

After 8500 miles, many weeks on the road with the PT Skiff and meeting so many and yet not all of you, we are back at work in Port Townsend. We will highlight the trip on our blog soon. The boat logged some good sea miles, some in extreme conditions and performed very well. Lots of people took the wheel, from friends and their children, to designers, boat builders and critics, and all clearly enjoyed the boat and expressed very positive opinions and reviews.

We spent 3 days in Brooklyn Maine at the Wooden Boat Magazine headquarters and Aaron Porter has posted a review of our boat alongside Graham Byrnes’ “Marrissa”.
See http://proboat.com/design-challengers.html


While we were away, the first kit sold was completed and launched in Seattle. See photos of ‘PIKA’ on the photo album page of our site. The builder also wrote on the forum. 25HP was used on this boat with impressive results.


We would have liked to make several other stops along the way but we simply ran out of time. We hope we will see many of you at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend in September.
We are currently accepting orders for kits to be cut in August. The sooner the better for getting your order confirmed, as knowing our quantities will expedite shipping.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A&R