P T Skiff
Eric Jolley, Paul Bieker, and Russell Brown have developed an advanced design, 18 foot 4 inch kit boat, powered by a 20 HP 4-stroke outboard.
It’s a center console skiff. The PT Skiff’s particular efficiency is in the speed range from displacement to planing. This gives not only stingy use of fuel at all speeds, but assures she’ll operate usefully in seas when it’s necessary to slow down. And she has water ballast, too, to compensate for her light weight while carrying light loads.
The plywood kit itself is masterfully efficient. It has Russell’s sophisticated skills and building techniques, organized to be very friendly to the kit builder.
As you know, Chuck, these three fellows’ qualifications and experiences are exceptional, probably unparalleled. As the sites show, the PT Skiff reflects their savvy and creativity.
These pictures show the recently launched prototype which was built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building.