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 bumper had been stuck on and I was a little disappointed that there wasn't anything left to do except go sailing."

The blog for this build is great. Simon took wonderful photos of his progress. Check it out HERE.

PT 11 nesting dinghy in New Zealand ttMelody_cityscape

I really like the red on the PT 11! Great choice of color!ttMelody_scootin

Garland has finished his PT Skiff in Virginia! The first one to be built on the East Coast and the first with self bailing installed. Congratulations!  Looking very classy! garland's skiff

While taking his time to build the boat, he wrote, "“The other thing that delays me is I enjoy it too much! And it relaxes me. I stand back and admire the quality of the wood, and how things look. Once it takes shape, I'll admire how  the flat panels pull together to make the graceful curves.”IMG_1096_1 IMG_1099_2Garland says.."we launched Sunday, and carried a real load! Five adults and two dogs. Considering the load, we did well. I was prepared for the boat to be tender, and she was, but not bad."

Not everyone has a camera handy, even in the age of fancy phones. I still want to congratulate James in Olympia on his launching of his PT 11 this year.  I am looking forward to pictures! See his blog with some construction photos HERE. Awesome glosscoat!

Wouldn't it be fun to have a fleet of dinghies and skiffs at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 2014??!!   My thanks to everyone for doing such lovely work on their boats. These kits are very detail oriented and our growing family of builders appears to be putting heart and soul into their projects and I must say, it makes us feel really good! Thank you! 😉 PTW