Books & e-Books from

Port Townsend Watercraft

PT Watercraft books and e-books.


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“...bought the e-book about five seconds after Small sailing tris let me know about it. Was worth the $6 before page 3...”

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I adore the Russell Brown books.  Even though I've done a lot of those jobs for years and with a lot of training, reading and OJT, I've found that each technique is better than the way I've been doing it or ever seen it done.  They're just great. “

“...Many thanks for taking time to publish your epoxy e-book on "Epoxy Basics".  

I know these things take time away from serious work and I really appreciate your taking time to help those of us who work with wood and epoxy. I read the book today from start to finish and have learned a lot.”

“I've thought about it and decided I wouldn't change anything.  I like the fact that the explanations are brief but still contain everything you need to know.  Some writers like to explain everything in ten different ways and by the time you're finished reading it, you've forgotten the first thing. More books would be good, I'm a big fan.” G. Dierking

The ebook is one of the best on epoxy boatbuilding tips I have seen.  I love it and worth every penny!  I wish I read earlier as I have built several small boats already and these tips would have helped so much!  I plan to build more though. “ Dave

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Our builder’s manuals for our kits average nearly 300 pages chock full of B/W photos.

Pre-purchase of our manuals from gives you a head start preparing for your project. These manuals are helpful no matter what stitch and glue boat you might be building.

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Historic proa CHEERS art posters 
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Books by Friends and Associates..

Sailor Sai Aboard Big Blue is a little tour of life living aboard a sailboat from the eyes of a child. (‘Sai’ rhymes with ‘Hi’)

The book hosts rhyming verse, colorful illustrations and colorable line drawings. Each page is a sampling of living on a boat and the nature seen while cruising. The story was inspired by the real life of a little girl named Sailla who had sailed many of the worlds oceans before her 10th birthday. Best suited for ages 2 to 10.

Another local crafts-person has very good information to offer.

Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos is full of practical advice and tips for the benefit of boat owners, marine trades folks and especially for students or anyone getting into the world of wooden boat maintenance. It's full of product information, safety tips, time-saving strategies and useful advice for working efficiently as a 'commercial paced' finisher on small projects alone or bigger projects with a crew.

Color images, 8 1/2” x 11”, Soft cover.

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Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos: A Collection of Knowledge and Tips for Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats

How-To books by Russell Brown

Click images to learn more and purchase digital or print versions. Several online and brick&mortar outlets also carry our books including Woodenboat Store, Edensaw Woods, Duckworks BBS, Admiral Ship Supply.

- the official biography of this inspired designer

Have you ever had a dream but it seemed just too far fetched to realize?  Have you ever imagined yourself cruising the country side in a horse drawn wagon? Well, prepare to be inspired and informed with this neat book by Suzanne Snadecki. Toti Bleu, Dream of a Gypsy Wagon is 150 pages in full color packed with detailed information related to building a light weight gypsy wagon, finding and working with a draft horse, managing the frustrations of slow pace and lack of funds, the miracles of friendships, and simply never giving up. Also on AMAZON.


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A challenge that made history...

Officially re-published by PT WATERCRAFT : PROJECT CHEERS

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2 Books for Kids and Youth...

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This is a book with 6 animal patterns for ornaments made from felts; A pouncing fox, jumping salmon, howling wolf, watchful owl, busy beaver, and hanging bat. These "critters" were inspired by a gift of handmade felt scraps from a friend whose lovely colors gave the critters a whole new life. With the sale of of these ornaments at a craft gathering, the proceeds were donated to a local charity and the idea of the pattern book was born. I call these, “critters with a mission”. That mission being to charm their owners and bring awareness to the critical roles of predator and prey, and a balance of diversity in nature. This book assumes you have felts to work with. That could be, Eco-Felt, handmade wool felts, felted wool sweaters and other recycled material that will not unravel at the cut edges.

26 full color pages, 8 1/2” x 11”

First Class Postage included. Order with multiple books will ship Priority.