Russell Brown


This is how Russell’s work has been described. He has spent his life creating uncommon boats from cruising proas to nesting kayaks & dinghies and fuel efficient motor boats. His skill as a boat builder and epoxy specialist is highly respected and sought after by those who know him and his work. His boats have been either for personal use or for his closest friends, keeping a low profile in the boat design world. He has, however, often taught people to work safely and effectively with epoxy. Nesting boats have always been a personal passion and because of the serious interest in his dinghies expressed by many who have seen them over the years, the idea to start a kit business seemed like a good one. Russell is a stickler for detail and functionality and has put together a very high quality product with each kit and extensive instructional builder’s manuals. Since the success of EPOXY BASICS, he continues to collect material (photos of side projects) to include in more epoxy related instructional books.


“Outside the box”...D.S.

Ashlyn Brown

Ashlyn Brown studied art and ended up on boats. She cruised on a large sailboat in the Atlantic, Med and Pacific logging over 80,000 miles at sea over a 20 year span. During that time, she hosted charters, assistant managed yacht refits and ran a small yacht brokerage. She established Port Townsend Watercraft, together with Russell, in 2009, when the development of the PT Skiff began and currently manages the business, graphic design and web presence. Currently a board member of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association.



“Places” feature, ‘Canada’s Sunshine Coast’ pgs 10-13

WEBSITES created:


  2. -Cheers Dick Newick

  3. -Jim Franken Inc

  4. -NW Sails and Canvas

  5. -Point Hudson Is...

  6. BulletG32 REFIT 2015-2016


-Sailor Sai aboard Big Blue

-Felted Critters

As editor and publisher:

-Toti Bleu

-Project Cheers 2nd edition