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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 Sail modifications Silver Salt » Wed, April 17 » 12:46 PM 10
2 or 3 coats of epoxy Gulden, Mike » Wed, April 17 » 12:37 PM 4
Autumn Leaves owners Silver Salt » Tue, April 16 » 11:50 AM 6
NED performance Birch2 » Mon, April 15 » 10:22 PM 4
Varnish then Paint Rowme » Mon, April 15 » 12:57 PM 3
1 x 6 W.R. cedar one side rough - plane or not hspira » Sat, April 13 » 10:50 PM 5
Epoxy won't cure PatrickC » Fri, April 12 » 2:20 PM 2
epoxy Laszlo » Thu, April 11 » 8:57 AM 1
scarf joint cossack » Wed, April 10 » 4:37 PM 18
Fuzzy CNC puzzle cut rachelp » Mon, April 8 » 5:57 AM 2
Can I keep my CLC boat in the water? Yambo » Sun, April 7 » 12:54 PM 4
17' Northeaster Dory for Sale $2000 DanielM » Fri, April 5 » 1:11 PM 2
Need spring clips? J Scott » Thu, April 4 » 1:08 PM 1
Recycling pallets Laszlo » Tue, April 2 » 1:59 PM 2
Wet Sanding with Scotchbrite Pad San Bernard » Tue, April 2 » 11:22 AM 3
unfinished Mystery kayak for sale and power... ROWBOY » Tue, April 2 » 10:34 AM 1
A tale of three wooden race boats. greg27 » Tue, April 2 » 2:14 AM 9
Cocktail Racer.. fairly eazy build ? Peabody Coal » Mon, April 1 » 7:45 AM 6
Need Advice on Reconditioning a Chester Yawl spclark » Sun, March 31 » 2:22 PM 4
Lug rig mast rake greg27 » Sun, March 31 » 11:32 AM 1
Lug rig mast rake greg27 » Sun, March 31 » 10:41 AM 1
SEAWORTHINESS comparison of Chester... Laszlo » Sat, March 30 » 3:54 PM 4
Trailer for Chester Yawl Overland » Fri, March 29 » 8:23 AM 4
new project hspira » Thu, March 28 » 10:31 PM 4
Making slight plan/kit adjustments? hspira » Wed, March 27 » 8:54 PM 6
Kaholo 14 - filling divots in sheer clamps and... HerbieRidesAgain » Wed, March 27 » 8:40 PM 3
Position of Oar Leathers - Eastport Pram - two... dpc » Tue, March 26 » 2:36 PM 2
Store nesting pram on deck DMK Sails » Mon, March 25 » 7:12 PM 1
Tenderly outboard -- long or short Sceptre41 » Mon, March 25 » 3:58 PM 1
Retractable trolling motor for NE Dory DeltaA&PMech » Thu, March 21 » 8:13 PM 19

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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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NE Dory. Fully loaded - lug sailing, oars (x2),... JohnCentralVA » Wed, April 17 » 2:16 PM 6
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
Chester Yawl seeks partner for new nautical... Gramps » Thu, March 14 » 4:09 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
Folboat woodenparts for sale FRANKEL, MARK » Thu, February 29 » 3:47 PM 1
CLC Great Auk 17' MAINEAC » Tue, February 27 » 10:35 AM 1
FREE TO GOOD HOME! CLC16 Hull to finish Gil O » Sat, February 24 » 1:10 PM 2
Patuxent for sale pegpegpeg » Wed, January 10 » 12:04 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
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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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Sketchbook

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