This 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a wooden Chesapeake 16 kayak.  Handsome, straightforward to build, and with famously likable handling qualities on the water, 7000 of the award-winning Chesapeake-series kits have been built around the world, with countless more from plans.  Over the years since the boats debuted in 1996, the kits have many new tweaks.
Filmed in 2001, the goal of the Chesapeake Light Craft team was to create a boatbuilding video of unprecedented clarity.  High production values and an emphasis on watchability made it very popular.  The droll sight gags and general levity of the piece were deliberate.  It seems to work;  prior to 2001, boatbuilding videos specialized in somnolence, taciturnity, and cheap-wedding-video visuals.

Note: This series is no longer available on DVD; you can find the same content on our Video Library page, or on one of our two CLC YouTube channels.

CLC Boatbuilding Video Library


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