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PT 11 Patience completed:

PT 11 TUTUKAKA New Zealand:

Jim's PT 11 overview:

There are many more videos on the Youtube Channels PTWATERCRAFT 1 & 2 of Our Races to Alaska, Cruising the PNW, Proa Jzerro, Grasshopper podcat, and the PT Skiff in it’s early development.

PT Watercraft offers kits for new and unique boat designs that are efficient, functional, modern & attractive.

Our focus is on creating boats that answer the needs of serious cruisers, weekend camp cruisers and environmentally conscious boaters, sail and motor. Our teacher in the kit business was the fuel efficient 18.5ft center console , PT Skiff, now handled by the designers at  Russell Brown’s modern performance nesting dinghy and the non-nesting PT Spear come from his deep well of experience to create his personal ideal in a dinghy. This process has led to creating our own unique hatch toggles or ‘turn dogs’,  dinghy rigs, sails, dinghy foil kits, & original PTW stainless steel connective hardware. Prefering not to teach classes, Russell has applied his knowledge in his stitch & glue builders’ manuals and working-with-epoxy instructional books.

R&D by Russell J. Brown with various design collaborations with Paul Bieker and Eric Jolley of Bieker Boats, Jim Franken of Franken Design, Brandon Davis of Turn Point Design, Paul Zeusche of Antalya Inc., Sean Rankins of NW Sails. Special thanks to our honorary consultants, John Marples, Dick Newick, Jim Brown, Brian Clark, Tom George, Sandy Goodall, John Harris, Alex Spear, Tim Nolan, Meade Gougeon, Ted Pike, Chris Grace. Okoume plywood and beautiful hardwoods from Edensaw in Port Townsend, WA. Our preferred epoxy is WEST SYSTEM  from Gougeon Brothers. Lots of great stuff we use comes fromAdmiral Ship Supply in Port Townsend and  FISHERIES SUPPLY in Seattle. Publicity thanks to Wooden Boat, Professional Boat Builder, Small Craft Advisor, Epoxy Works, and our customers!..+

Preview of the Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown series on Off Center Harbor
Preview of Inger Rankins rowing her first 70/48; an Off Center Harbor production.
Off Center Harbor Preview of Russell explaining the PT11. Full access membership is recommended.

Orca Boats in Canada made construction videos of the entire build. We have been informed by our customers who have been confused by them that the builder strays from the manual and advises techniques that contradict the manual. This is unfortunate after the effort made but for this reason, we cannot recommend this series and must advise caution to our builders.

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Racing fun in the PT11

More exploring fun in the PT11

Customer time-lapse video.

2023 Shipwright’s Regatta in the PT 11
“Burr it’s a cold day!”