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First posted in 1999, the CLC Builder’s Forum is for builders of CLC's many boats as well as others building wooden boats. The amateur and professional builders reading and posting on this forum have an enormous wealth of knowledge drawn from an amazing variety of boatbuilding projects.  This forum is moderated by the CLC staff.  Please observe our guidelines.

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Skerry "Done" KurtK » Mon, July 15 » 10:16 PM 1
Paint or varnish? Laszlo » Mon, July 15 » 5:48 PM 6
Annapolis Wherry and Angus Sliding Seat Overland » Mon, July 15 » 2:53 PM 2
SUT-220 Trailer for Chester Yawl Bucho » Mon, July 15 » 9:41 AM 1
Junior Peace Canoe? Laszlo » Mon, July 15 » 7:03 AM 3
NED oarlock sockets LearnsTheHardWay » Sun, July 14 » 5:09 PM 1
Southwester Dory rkuster1 » Sat, July 13 » 9:11 AM 1
Annapolis Wherry sliding seat options OlyWa_ESB » Fri, July 12 » 9:01 PM 6
Have I destroyed my mast? Laszlo » Fri, July 12 » 2:29 PM 6
Clamping inwhale spacers OlyWa_ESB » Fri, July 12 » 9:53 AM 4
CLC Sailing Rig JoeRudolph » Mon, July 8 » 12:21 PM 2
Shroud tension on NE Dory rnpiper » Sat, July 6 » 7:37 PM 1
Capsized Jimmy skiff Mark N » Sat, July 6 » 7:47 AM 2
Eastport Pram Mast to hull connection Laszlo » Sat, July 6 » 6:56 AM 3
Mill Creek 16.5 cockpit cover Laszlo » Sat, July 6 » 6:43 AM 1
Shearwater Sport Hybrid - building light Johannes_ » Sat, July 6 » 4:56 AM 5
Northeaster Dory Sails Mopi Lopi » Thu, July 4 » 4:14 PM 2
A Skerry Project, and Some Cool Innovations Willis, Andrew » Thu, July 4 » 3:49 PM 2
Resin mystery Silver Salt » Thu, July 4 » 11:39 AM 3
Bungee on Skerry rudder Masonin MXx » Tue, July 2 » 5:17 PM 2
Sailing the Passagemaker Vpik01 » Mon, July 1 » 9:04 AM 4
Skerry questions (2/3 flotation bags) dmiddad » Thu, June 27 » 8:58 AM 7
Free canoe strips south of Houston K_S_ON » Wed, June 26 » 5:14 PM 1
Skerry questions (3/3 drain plug, ports) dmiddad » Wed, June 26 » 8:21 AM 1
Petral Play - how many strips ? sailingfree » Wed, June 26 » 8:11 AM 4
Mechanical mixing mass epoxy? Tornado Jim » Wed, June 26 » 5:38 AM 2
Jimmy Skiff Launching and Retrieving RayV » Tue, June 25 » 11:36 AM 2
Skerry questions (1/3 painter) rogwei » Mon, June 24 » 7:50 PM 3
a Gislinge made of stitch and glue? sacrilege!... imcm » Mon, June 24 » 3:32 PM 4
Water in Passagemaker Gramps » Sat, June 22 » 9:31 AM 2

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Homebuilt Boat Bazaar

Welcome to Chesapeake Light Craft's Homebuilt Boat Bazaar. This is a free service of Chesapeake Light Craft for the legions of builders who want to build another boat, but need to make room in their garage first.

Just as the title suggests, the Homebuilt Boat Bazaar is off limits to for-profit builders and businesses. The service is restricted to amateur boatbuilders and homebuilt boats (whether you personally built the boat or not). Chesapeake Light Craft will review all submissions and reserves the right to reject listings.  Note: Listings older than 90 days will be purged from the Bazaar.  Feel free to post your listing again.

Chesapeake Light Craft has not inspected any of the boats listed for sale and does not make any express or implied warranties regarding the accuracy of the ad or safety of the boat for sale. Caveat Emptor.


Note for sellers: There is a scam going around which targets anyone selling costly items online. A buyer will contact you who will know nothing about boats or what you're selling. They will offer to pay you MORE than your list price, but will ask you to send them a check back in the amount of the difference. (Their check will bounce, if it arrives at all, and you lose the difference.) Use your common sense and avoid this scam and its variations.

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Pocketship for sale Mark Nunlist » Thu, July 11 » 10:23 PM 1
Faering Cruiser #1 for Sale Laszlo » Tue, July 9 » 5:16 PM 1
Completed Tenderly for sale pen » Mon, July 8 » 1:27 PM 1
Angus Rowcruiser For Sale newguyjon » Sat, July 6 » 3:43 PM 1
CLC Northeaster Dory for sale EFPope » Fri, July 5 » 5:01 PM 1
Jimmy Skiff II Diving Duck » Wed, July 3 » 3:19 PM 1
New Trailex SUT-350-S Annapolis Rower » Wed, July 3 » 2:47 PM 1
Peeler Skiff for Sale in Minnesota MKahn » Tue, July 2 » 3:32 PM 1
Tenderly Sailing Components Kit Annapolis Rower » Mon, July 1 » 6:08 PM 1
New CLC Sail and Spars charlieewers » Mon, July 1 » 4:20 PM 1
Skerry for sale JETCo » Wed, June 26 » 1:56 PM 2
Skerry Raid kpatton » Tue, June 25 » 9:17 PM 3
Canoe/kayak 70sq/ft sail for sale Skeeter2 » Tue, June 25 » 10:33 AM 1
Selling my brand new CLC Teardrop Camper w/Solar PatD » Sun, June 23 » 11:48 PM 1
Expedition Wherry for sale Tom99 » Tue, June 4 » 4:19 PM 1
Tenderly Annapolis Rower » Mon, June 3 » 6:41 PM 1
Chester yawl Cypress » Sat, June 1 » 2:37 PM 1
Rhode Runner outboard for sale HANSEN, STEVEN » Thu, May 30 » 12:58 PM 1
Wanted: Annapolis Wherry Tom99 » Mon, May 27 » 10:22 AM 3
Norwegian faering Cruiser APOLLONIO, JAMES » Fri, May 24 » 8:57 PM 1
Mill Creek 15 Michigan Scott » Mon, May 20 » 11:01 AM 1
West River 16-2 Michigan Scott » Mon, May 20 » 11:00 AM 3
Very Lightly Used Peeler Skiff Cover for Sale dacevidlo » Fri, May 10 » 9:54 PM 1
rain gutter car brackets jimqr » Thu, May 9 » 9:44 PM 2
Kayak/Canoe Ama Parts JFTee » Mon, April 22 » 11:06 AM 1
(Very) Used Shearwater 17 for Sale Jeswald0 » Thu, April 18 » 10:00 AM 1
CLC 18 LT for sale DanRoy » Tue, April 16 » 6:10 PM 1

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Nesting Expedition Dinghy

Nesting Expedition Dinghy
Prototype Status:  Tested and ready
Kit Status:  Tested and ready
Plans Status:  $49 PDF download
Instruction Manual Status:  170 sequenced photos online
Pricing:  Kit TBD; Plans $49 PDF 

A personal project of mine, this is a unique little boat that will appeal to people who like camping and small boats but don't have a big shop or storage space.  Read the full write-up on this design here, and study high-res drawings here.  Given a smaller audience, this might be one where we experiment with downloadable plans and an online, wiki-style manual.

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Building Photos 1-5 Shras » Sat, November 7 » 6:28 AM 1
Building Photos 6-10 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 11-15 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 16-20 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 21-25 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 26-30 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 31-35 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 36-40 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 41-45 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 46-50 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 51-55 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 56-60 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 61-65 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 66-70 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 71-75 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 76-80 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 81-85 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 86-90 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 91-95 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 96-100 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 101-105 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 106-110 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 111-115 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 116-120 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 121-125 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 126-130 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 131-135 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 136-140 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 141-145 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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CLC Ultralight Dinghy


CLC Ultralight Dinghy

Prototype Status:  Tested and ready
Kit Status:  Tested and ready
Plans Status:  In progress
Instruction Manual Status:  A wiki-style online manual is below.  This will evolve, with more detail added.
Pricing:  Complete kit $855; Wood-parts-only kit $525, plans and patterns TBD

A personal project of John Harris, this is a 40-pound dinghy with a 425-pound payload.  John's discussion of the design, with drawings and photos, is here.  Dimensions are 72-1/2" x 40-1/2".  Light and nimble, this is a good solution for someone with limited dinghy storage space, and the need to carry the boat solo across the parking lot.  The boat rows well with six-foot oars and can carry two adults and a child in calm conditions.  One person plus groceries could row a long way across a rough anchorage.  

This is a rowing dinghy whose primary design brief is extremely light weight and compact storage. No provision for outboard power or a sailing rig exists or will be made available.  Drop us a line if you have questions about this new design!CLC Ultralight Dinghy

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Introducing the CLC Ultralight Dinghy mbiq » Sat, August 29 » 3:40 PM 1
1. Laminating the Skeg shepshepard » Sat, December 5 » 5:47 PM 1
2. Gluing the Doublers CLC Forum Admin » Thu, August 27 » 1:55 PM 1
3. Cleaning up Epoxy Squeeze-out CLC Forum Admin » Thu, August 27 » 1:58 PM 1
4. Pre-coating Transoms, Frame, and Stringer shepshepard » Sun, December 6 » 3:20 PM 1
5. Rounding Over the Transoms CLC Forum Admin » Thu, August 27 » 2:07 PM 1
6. Finished Transom Handles CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:25 AM 1
7. Hull Parts Ready for Assembly Dick Dowdell » Fri, December 28 » 2:23 PM 1
8. Wiring #1 Panels CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:28 AM 1
9. #1 Panels Stitched in Place CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:31 AM 1
10. Adding the Center Frame CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:35 AM 1
11. Aligning Mortises and Tenons CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:38 AM 1
12. Adding the Longitudinal Stringer CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:39 AM 1
13-14. Stitching Stringer to Bottom Panel CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:44 AM 1
15. Adding Bow & Stern Transoms CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:46 AM 1
16-17. Dropping Stern Transom into Place CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:48 AM 1
18. Ready for the Side Planks CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:50 AM 1
19. Adding the #2 Panels CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:51 AM 1
20. Adding the #3 Panels CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:52 AM 1
21. Bow Stitching Detail CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:54 AM 1
22. Tightening the Wires CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:55 AM 1
23. Ready for LapStitch Joint Panels (4, 5, 6) CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:57 AM 1
24-27. Stitching on Panels 4, 5, 6 CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:02 AM 1
28-29. Adding Stitch Holes CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:04 AM 1
30. Completed Assembly CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:07 AM 1
31. Tack-Welding the Hull CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:08 AM 1
32-33. Transom Tack-Welds CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:10 AM 1
34-35. Tack-Welding the Hull Seams with CA Glue CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:12 AM 1
36-37. Removing the Wires CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:14 AM 1
38-39. Epoxy Fillets CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 11:16 AM 1

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