OPTIONS

the PT SPEAR

PT Watercraft’s PT Eleven, 11ft Nesting Dinghy is a unique, light-weight, great performance dinghy.

 

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We understand that there are many skilled builders who have the skills and the time to create their own “extras”. Therefore, we have several additional options sold separately. They are explained and pictured below with prices. This page also highlights the sailing options we have developed for this boat.

Mahogany Footbrace kit: 8 Mahogany braces cut with ends beveled and edges rounded.

We offer them this way for safety’s sake, as a router table, something not everyone will have, is used to round the edges. A positioning template is included with the basic PT 11 kit and gluing instructions are in the builder’s manual.

$48

Options for Sailing, + carry case or cover

PT Eleven Foils kit:  Includes; Machined daggerboard & rudder with kick up assembly, assembly fasteners & hardware, Shaped tiller & Hiking stick. The foils are CNC machined from carefully selected Okoume plywood (2 layers of 12 mm Vacuum bagged together on a “flat table”) to make NACA section foils of almost 1” thick. For the weight and performance offered by these foils, they are relatively very affordable and not difficult to finish.  The builder applies fiberglass and does the finish work and assembly of the kick up rudder system. The blades are a NACA 0012 section for speed and upwind efficiency and the kick up rudder system folds to be easily stowed. $650

We are working on an alternative instruction, if builders want to build their own.

Also see the custom carry case for the foils below.

We took the sailing option very seriously and it’s good that we did. Most of the PT 11 builders have chosen our rig and foils and I think that the sailing performance attracts people to the boat.

By sailing performance, I mean the ability to sail well, of course, but also the ease of using the parts associated with sailing. Setting up and breaking down a sailing rig is always a bit of work, especially if you are doing it alongside a cruising boat, but our rig is as light and easy to use as possible. The two piece mast & boom are made from carbon fiber and together with the sail weigh 11 pounds. All this stows in a small diameter bag of 8 feet length. The sail is small, (54 sq. ft.), but it’s a powerhouse, thanks to a good sail designer.

The foils kit (daggerboard and kick-up rudder) for the PT 11 are a machined NACA foil section. They help make the boat go upwind like it should and they are quite beautiful when finished. 

Complete rig: includes a 2-part carbon mast + boom, all associated hardware and running rigging, sail and bag. It is extremely lightweight (barely 11 Lbs) and quick to set up. $1,680 (Spars custom made in the USA + Harken and Ronstan Hardware)

The masts and booms are made in state by ICE, a maker of the highest quality carbon fiber tubes on the planet. The two-part mast and boom (almost 23 lineal feet of tapered custom carbon tubes) weigh just 6.7 lbs and that includes all the hardware and running rigging on the boom (5 Harken blocks, 2 snap hooks, 1 s-hook, 7 eye straps, 1 cleat, 37 feet of running rigging, and a gooseneck fitting. 

We are also working on instructions for builders to create their own sailing rig as an alternative.


About the PT Eleven sail :

A foil shaped, luff sleeved sail with 2 short battens, app 54ftsq.  (DK160) Challenge(TM) sail cloth is made in the USA. 

PT 11 Sails are designed by Sandy Goodall and prototyped by Sean Rankins of NW Sails & Canvas.

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Read Sandy’s 

Review of Sailing the PT 11.

Notes on the design; Look for

REEFING THE SAIL?


What is the INSIGNIA?

About the Tiller stock & Hiking stick kit; Tiller is tapered on 3 sides, shaped at both ends & drilled. Hiking stick has rounded ends, chamfered edged & drilled for attachment.


The PT 11 can self steer upwind with the hiking stick (pre-cut to the right length) placed to leeward as shown below.

Foils carry case: This custom case is made from “Block-it Evolution” (TM) fabric that breathes, dries fast, is soft to the touch but is tough and durable.  Double layers front and back.

$90.00


What about a bailer?

Click here.

GLUE-ON Rubber bumper kit:

We have developed a custom extruded EPDM section as a rub-rail/bumper. This bumper has a non-smudge composition and is offered in light grey. $170.00

= (25ft) including 2 part hypalon glue. Also available by the foot HERE.

WEST SYSTEM (TM) 105/207 kit: 2 gallon resin with 207 special hardener. +mini-pump set, 406-7 (5.5oz)colloidal silica, 407-15 (12oz)low density filler, 404-15 (15oz)high density filler, 410-2 (2oz)microlight, 12 syringes. (01/01/2017) Shipping included for the lower 48.

  $480.00

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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. Featuring: the fuel efficient 18.5ft center console , PT Skiff, Russell Brown’s modern performance nesting dinghy series, carbon marine hardware, water tight hatch kits, hatch toggles or ‘turn dogs’, adjustable wind shields, dinghy rigs, sails, dinghy foil kits, original PTW stainless steel connective hardware, stitch & glue and epoxy instructional books, etc...

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 Townsend Bay Marine, 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. Wood for our kits comes from Edensaw in Port Townsend, WA. Our preferred epoxy is WEST SYTEM  from Gougeon Brothers. Publicity thanks to Wooden Boat, Professional Boat Builder, Small Craft Advisor, Epoxy Works, and our customers!..+

*Generally non-credit card purchases that do not cause high transaction fees, are awarded a 2% discount from listed prices.

Assembled Rig Height: 15ft 1”

Mast Socket ID: 2 1/8”

Mast socket length (H): 10”

Weight in bag: 10.5 Lbs.

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How to 
OrderOrdering_from_PTW.html
Go to WEST SYSTEM web sitehttp://www.westsystem.com/ss/
See the Bumper blog     posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=714
See a Rig Blog Posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=994
See a set up videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3N_qTqPEo&list=UUVkWkVo0rpJ1I3xgJjmYUFQ&index=6
OrderingOrdering_from_PTW.html
Hatches & HardwareHatches_and_Hardware.html
Specials +Specials_and_Gifts.html
PT SPEARPT11_Spear.html

PT11 primary links: Description - Kits info - Options info  - Nesting info - Ordering

See a capsize videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyuqJPvxBk4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVkWkVo0rpJ1I3xgJjmYUFQ
See a 
BAILER idea on our Bloghttp://livepage.apple.com/
Pacific Swift with our wave puzzle joint

PT SPEAR Rectangular foredeck, water-tight hatch kit option.

$70

This hatch provides easy access to the storage space under the foredeck. An alternative might be a deck plate or pre-fab hatch. For use on the

PT SPEAR dinghy only

See the Hatch blog posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=939

PT SPEAR ONLY

Dinghies Order Formhttp://www.ptwatercraft.com/Forms/Nesting_dinghy_orderform.html
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Dinghy Cover Pattern: 36” x 12ft pattern on a roll with instructions to make a full sized cover for the PT 11/Spear. It will work for the nesting dinghy if you plan to sore it assembled. Otherwise a large drawstring bag should work for it when nested. DIY or save money when hiring a canvas shop.

Rolled and shipped in a tube.

$44.00 includes postage in the USA ONLY

(International please inquire by email)

$30 to include with the PT 11/SPEAR base kits.

Click HERE to buy just the pattern now.Dinghy_Cover_Pattern.html
Foil Dimensions here.http://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=1031