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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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Interlux Pre-kote gumming up Giggin » Thu, May 26 » 10:44 PM 1
Chesapeake Double with Mk 3 Sailrig - handling... Grumpy » Thu, May 26 » 9:18 PM 6
Faering Cruiser Okoumefest Water Debut Birch2 » Thu, May 26 » 5:52 PM 7
Ever wonder about the strength of cedar strip... Laszlo » Thu, May 26 » 12:30 PM 4
cutting out the cockpit recess SleepNpilot » Thu, May 26 » 7:13 AM 5
Good watch: Legendary craftsman James Krenov in... Greg Clemens » Wed, May 25 » 10:38 PM 1
CLC Kayak/Canoe Sailrig Akas question Deltaguy » Wed, May 25 » 9:16 PM 2
Chesapeake 16 Deck Fiberglass Confusion...Need... Mark N » Wed, May 25 » 7:59 PM 2
Chesapeake 17 - epoxy on glassed hull nemochad » Wed, May 25 » 6:12 PM 8
Varnishing Logistics Hooper » Wed, May 25 » 6:32 AM 2
Expedition Wherry comments MikeAqua » Tue, May 24 » 10:15 PM 7
Suitable Craft for Trolling? MikeAqua » Tue, May 24 » 10:10 PM 10
Wooden tractor style seat aurelioem » Tue, May 24 » 8:18 PM 15
outrigger junior prices Laszlo » Tue, May 24 » 6:31 PM 1
Trailex SUT-250-M for kayaks and sups? Greg Clemens » Mon, May 23 » 11:51 PM 1
Misplaced foot braces in WD Double Garland » Mon, May 23 » 11:39 PM 5
Fiberglass overlap on nose CaptainSkully » Mon, May 23 » 11:16 PM 2
Bottom panels protection with graphite powder? CaptainSkully » Mon, May 23 » 11:08 PM 3
Glassing the Peeler DICKDOWDELL » Mon, May 23 » 10:09 PM 2
outrigger junior prices greg27 » Mon, May 23 » 7:56 PM 1
Dory Meetup Northern Michigan This Summer? Moonchaser » Mon, May 23 » 10:31 AM 4
Eastport pram -van tray carrying questions CaptainSkully » Mon, May 23 » 9:40 AM 2
Refinishing an Annapolis Wherry robertjhall1 » Sun, May 22 » 10:38 PM 4
Bottom paint on a NE Dory Flactem » Sun, May 22 » 8:17 AM 3
Rustoleum Topside anyone? Rob C. » Sun, May 22 » 7:34 AM 5
Eastport pram -van tray carrying questions carey m » Sat, May 21 » 11:03 AM 1
Glassing a Shearwater Sport: best way to round... nemochad » Sat, May 21 » 7:00 AM 2
Round mast & spars for a NE dory Bobby Mac » Fri, May 20 » 3:01 PM 4
vote for paint color ne dory ThorBue » Fri, May 20 » 9:52 AM 2
Deck alignment on the Chesapeake Double Deltaguy » Thu, May 19 » 7:09 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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Eastport Pram with sail kit Abear » Mon, May 23 » 1:44 PM 1
Skerry for sale - North Carolina Ray Karnes » Mon, May 23 » 12:54 PM 1
Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid for Sale bheyser » Wed, May 18 » 9:18 AM 1
Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid for sale bheyser » Mon, May 16 » 11:13 AM 1
Chesapeake 15 and Patuxent 17 kayaks for sale Frankr » Fri, May 13 » 10:18 AM 1
Chesapeake 15 and Patuxent 17 kayaks for sale Frankr » Thu, May 12 » 5:44 PM 1
*Looking To Buy* Dory or Wherry Tandem DCboater » Thu, May 12 » 4:49 PM 1
Northeaster dory in texas hill country thinder » Mon, May 9 » 7:10 PM 3
Annapolis Wherry for sale, SW Florida patg » Thu, April 21 » 2:38 PM 1
Chesapeake 17LT, Mill Creek 13, Beth Sailing... RichR » Sat, April 16 » 1:31 PM 1
Chesapeake 16 for sale Ezink » Wed, April 13 » 11:54 AM 1
Northeaster dory sloop for sale in Kansas Guapo » Tue, April 12 » 8:44 AM 3
John's Sharpie for sale Mark N » Fri, April 8 » 8:59 AM 1
Millcreek 16.5 JFK2732 » Mon, April 4 » 3:42 PM 3
Skerry for sale in Oklahoma SomeBoatGuy » Wed, March 30 » 6:33 PM 1
Trailex SUT-250 Trailer for Sale Gmcc » Wed, March 30 » 7:57 AM 1
Sassafras 12 for sale Ralph » Mon, March 28 » 11:58 AM 1
rearview mirror Jacardan2 » Sun, March 20 » 3:00 PM 1

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Nesting Expedition Dinghy

Nesting Expedition Dinghy
Prototype Status:  Two are under construction
Kit Status:  Tested and ready
Plans Status:  In progress
Instruction Manual Status:  In progress
Pricing:  Kit and plans TBD

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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CLC Ultralight Dinghy


CLC Ultralight Dinghy

Prototype Status:  Two are under construction
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 $829; Wood-parts-only kit $499, 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 CLC Forum Admin » Thu, August 27 » 1:47 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 CLC Forum Admin » Thu, August 27 » 2:05 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 CLC Forum Admin » Fri, August 28 » 10:26 AM 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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