Download Boat Plans

The Chesapeake-series sea kayak designs are foundational not just for CLC but for the entire world of "backyard boatbuilding." These award-winners are now available as PDF downloads! This is a quick and accessible way to get started building one of these proven kayaks.

This collection of plans are on 24" x 36" (610x914mm) and include the complete illustrated assembly manuals. Parts that fit on those pages are generally shown at full sized, but you'll lay out the hull panels from "offsets."

IMPORTANT: You'll need to be able to print the plans at the full 24" x 36" size, probably on a commercial plotter. 

Build Your Own Kayak Plans

Choose from the Chesapeake or Pax kayak designs! More coming soon.

Chesapeake 14 | Chesapeake 16 | Chesapeake 16LT

Chesapeake 17 | Chesapeake 17 LT | Chesapeake 18

Chesapeake Sport Tandem 

Chesapeake Double | Chesapeake Triple

Other CLC designs you can download:

Autumn Leaves Canoe Yawl

Nesting Expedition Dinghy

Madness 31' Pacific Proa

Mbuli 20' Pacific Proa

Just put the "Plans & Manual Only - Emailed PDF" kit option in your shopping cart and check out. We'll send you the PDF links in reply!

Orders from outside the lower 48 U.S. states will need to wait until the next business day for processing and email delivery of their plans.