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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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windsock/anchor with lug rig greg27 » Sat, May 18 » 6:10 AM 6
Epoxy lensing effect near knots in ply HerbieRidesAgain » Fri, May 17 » 6:04 PM 1
DYI Kayak stand/sling JackJ » Fri, May 17 » 1:02 PM 1
Sealing hatch Kiyack14 » Fri, May 17 » 12:21 PM 5
Passagemaker Gunter Rig - ALL Synthetic Rig... Robert Harington » Thu, May 16 » 3:53 PM 3
Rowing Riggers for northeaster dory Bubblehead » Thu, May 16 » 11:06 AM 1
Skerry Sail modifications Gramps » Mon, May 13 » 3:13 PM 14
Wind indicator on balanced lug? Gramps » Mon, May 13 » 2:53 PM 6
SEAWORTHINESS comparison of Chester... Rowme » Sun, May 12 » 11:22 AM 6
paddle continued Dan Thaler » Sat, May 11 » 8:33 AM 2
paddle Laszlo » Fri, May 10 » 10:04 AM 4
Electric motor on Peeler Skiff ryanrobbie » Wed, May 8 » 4:43 AM 1
new project hspira » Tue, May 7 » 10:29 PM 5
17LT stitching and spreader hspira » Tue, May 7 » 10:11 PM 1
1" Fillet RADIUS? (Eastport nesting) HerbieRidesAgain » Mon, May 6 » 9:03 PM 1
Peeler - why no sail? Laszlo » Mon, May 6 » 7:30 AM 1
boat cover Skerry » Sun, May 5 » 11:50 PM 2
Autumn Leaves owners Conifer Ron » Sun, May 5 » 9:18 PM 8
finishing continued jimqr » Sun, May 5 » 10:40 AM 4
Oxford II rowing shell Csound » Wed, May 1 » 4:55 PM 4
Feathering glass tape rachelp » Tue, April 30 » 2:18 AM 2
Selling a boat tips Poopdeck Pappy » Mon, April 29 » 6:44 PM 2
Bulkhead gaps on Shearwater Hybrid mauiguyharry » Thu, April 25 » 5:53 PM 5
Raising floorboards for sleeping JackJ » Thu, April 25 » 9:09 AM 3
Piantedosi drop in rowing seat with Dreher oars. Clemons, Jim » Wed, April 24 » 6:29 PM 1
Lifting loops/toggles on a kayak w/ rudder Mark N » Wed, April 24 » 4:49 PM 2
Passagemaker modifications for nesting JerseyJon » Mon, April 22 » 3:48 PM 1
Epoxy won't cure Dick Dowdell » Thu, April 18 » 12:52 PM 3
2 or 3 coats of epoxy Gulden, Mike » Wed, April 17 » 12:37 PM 4
NED performance Birch2 » Mon, April 15 » 10:22 PM 4

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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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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
For Sale NE Dory 17 Ftbuilder » Tue, May 7 » 4:05 PM 1
NE Dory. Fully loaded - lug sailing, oars (x2),... JohnCentralVA » Sun, May 5 » 8:27 PM 7
Wanted: Annapolis Wherry RPC » Fri, May 3 » 11:04 PM 1
Peeler Skiff for Sale in Minnesota Goodner » Sun, April 28 » 4:10 PM 1
Skerry kit started with new trailer Anvil Ed » Thu, April 25 » 5:24 PM 1
Kayak/Canoe Ama Parts JFTee » Mon, April 22 » 11:06 AM 1
Chester Yawl seeks partner for new nautical... Art Haberland » Thu, April 18 » 12:01 PM 3
(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
Eastham Pram - completed kit Cummings, Roger » Mon, April 15 » 2:25 PM 1
Jimmy Skiff II for sale C-Monkey » Wed, April 10 » 12:38 PM 2
Tenderly jvbr » Sun, April 7 » 11:32 AM 1
Guillemot L - FOR SALE mx5tc » Thu, March 28 » 12:38 AM 1
Lug sail approx. 65 sq. ft. Overland » Sat, March 23 » 6:08 PM 1
almost brand new Rhoade Runner for sale HANSEN, STEVEN » Wed, March 20 » 10:57 PM 2
CLC 17LT for Sale Lourich, Paul » Sat, March 9 » 11:07 AM 1
Eastport Pram for sale- unfinished hull MSki123 » Thu, March 7 » 9:28 PM 1
Johns Sharpie For Sale Alex W » Mon, March 4 » 10:35 AM 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
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Building Photos 26-30 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 36-40 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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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
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Building Photos 86-90 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 96-100 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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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
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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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Sketchbook

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