Instructional Links

PT Watercraft small boat kits; unique, efficient, functional, modern & attractive.


Dinghies maintenance & troublshooting

BAILER for the PT 11

Bumper installation (PT 11 & Spear)color .pdf

Carbon eyestrap installation (pdf)

Delrin TURNDOG installation (pdf)

DETAILS from the end of the manual updated 2019

DIY DOLLY (customer notes)

DIY garage ceiling dinghy rack (customer notes)

DIY sailing Rig notes (pdf)

Electric Motor: Mounting the EP CARRY on the PT 11 & Spear(pdf)

EP carry website

EP Carry sampling at the Port Townsend Boat Festival

Epoxy Basics e-book. “working with epoxy cleanly & efficiently”

Video short: Epoxy gloss coat & tipping

EPOXY and finish coatings (WEST SYSTEM article)

EPOXY Lessons series preview on Off Center Harbor (membership required to view in full)

EYE Strap installation instructions (pdf)

Fillet Stick & Chisel stick instructions (pdf)

Flotation and the PT 11 and the PT Spear

Flotation and the PT Skiff

Foils and sailing rig packing notes .pdf (pre-CLC)

GASKET installation / replacement

GUNWALE FIX printable PDF for the PT 11 Nesting Dinghy

HANDLE for the aft section of the nesting dinghy

Installing the PT11 back seat cleats after the aft buoyancy tanks are assembled.

LEATHER PADS patterns (use 8.5x11 paper to print)

Leathers installation (PT11)

MAINTENANCE of the PT 11 various notes and instructions. (blog post)

Non Skid Ideas, photos and links

Oars: customer improves upon cheap oars (pdf)

PT11 Back seat attachment point and 4th leather pad

Rubber Bumper Installation Instructions (color PDF)

Simpler puzzle joint gluing method pdf.

String loops and tether gluing instructions (pdf)

Varnish (UV protection) over Epoxy  (WEST SYSTEM article)

WEST SYSTEM Safety information and resources


PRE 2019 kits: PT11 2019 preliminary updates (pdf)


PT Skiff Cleat Schedule (printable pdf)

PT Skiff tools list


SCAMP Hatch instructions

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!..+

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