HOWB 102 – Interview | Russell and Ashlyn Brown of Port Townsend Watercraft

by admin on August 29, 2013

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This week’s podcast is an interview with Russell and Ashlyn Brown of Port Townsend, WA.  Russell and Ashlyn started Port Townsend Watercraft in 2009 “….with a vision and little knowledge about running a business. What they knew was that they had a good idea, and that idea had the potential to give back to the community that continues to treat them so well.

Both Russell and Ashlyn have spent many moons boating, sailing, living on boats and learning the tricks of the trade including boatbuilding, navigation and, well, pretty much anything related to boats!

PT Watercraft sells kits for dinghies (including a nesting version) and the popular gas sipping 18.5′ PT Skiff.  Plans are in the works for other boats down the line and the company also builds watertight wooden hatches for the popular SCAMP micro-cruiser.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Ashlyn and Russell!

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Here’s some pics to enjoy:

Ashlyn at the helm of the 18.5' PT Skiff.  This is one seaworthy rig.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Ashlyn at the helm of the 18.5′ PT Skiff. This is one seaworthy rig. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Russell sailing the PT dinghy.  Photo courtesy of PT Watercraft

Russell sailing the PT dinghy. Photo courtesy of PT Watercraft

Ashlyn rowing PT Dinghy.  Photo courtesy of PT Watercraft

Ashlyn rowing PT Dinghy. Photo courtesy of PT Watercraft

Thanks to Russell and Ashlyn for doing the interview.  Best to you both and PT Watercraft!

My SCAMP Build Update

I am feverishly working on my SCAMP to have it fully assembled before the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival starts September 6th. Here’s the latest picture of my progress.  To see full updates, costs and hours spent, go to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/SCAMP.  This boat will be for sale once the kit is fully assembled.

Foresail 1 on August 28, 2011

Foresail 1 on August 28, 2011

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