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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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How round corners on a dyed boat? Canmore » Fri, August 28 » 4:43 PM 3
Row Wing Mounting Blocks smklein20 » Fri, August 28 » 4:28 PM 1
Fabric 2xthejoy » Thu, August 27 » 9:03 PM 1
Wood Duck 12 from Plans Laszlo » Thu, August 27 » 5:36 PM 5
My boat and I on stage AnnickEmmanuel » Thu, August 27 » 1:07 PM 1
pax 20 front cocpit height KEHAGIOGLOU ATH. » Thu, August 27 » 12:51 PM 4
Need plan cutouts for a Shearwater 16 cockpit... Rob C. » Thu, August 27 » 4:13 AM 1
Skerry - adding a jib to the Sprit sail Hooper » Wed, August 26 » 3:22 PM 9
NanoShip Update August 2015 Jeff D » Wed, August 26 » 11:26 AM 3
Northeaster Dory with larger 89 sq ft lug sail... Bobby Mac » Tue, August 25 » 3:43 PM 1
Chesapeake Cockpit Paint Rob C. » Tue, August 25 » 7:14 AM 4
Expedition Wherry comments JGP » Mon, August 24 » 5:18 PM 1
Shop Cam - DropCam app catboater » Mon, August 24 » 10:49 AM 1
Foot rests Laszlo » Sun, August 23 » 11:46 AM 1
Stich & Glue Shearwater 17 - Take Apart and skeg AnnickEmmanuel » Sun, August 23 » 11:01 AM 3
Eastport Pram Outwales - Typo in build manual? Sightseer 30B » Sat, August 22 » 11:18 PM 1
epoxy won't cure North East sailor » Sat, August 22 » 10:35 PM 3
Alternate method of backband attachment? George Kaiser » Sat, August 22 » 1:07 PM 4
Painting Wood Duck Sheer panels? 2xthejoy » Sat, August 22 » 9:13 AM 3
Matunuck Ho, Morris » Fri, August 21 » 4:14 PM 5
Seating mods for Nor-Easter Dory JimKoz » Fri, August 21 » 1:37 PM 4
Scratching Building a 16' ceder strip canoe George K » Fri, August 21 » 12:14 PM 120
John's Sharpie...? jprox » Thu, August 20 » 9:55 PM 2
sawing 3mm plywood SAXDOG » Thu, August 20 » 5:28 AM 1
Bright Finish - Slippery when Wet! Laszlo » Wed, August 19 » 5:25 AM 8
Cherry Stripped Wood Ducklings Patrick N » Tue, August 18 » 12:23 PM 1
Kayak Sail Rig on SUP? FShark » Mon, August 17 » 10:44 AM 3
Shearwater Sport launch in Clayton 2xthejoy » Mon, August 17 » 10:40 AM 1
holes in dory frame buzzard » Sun, August 16 » 8:17 PM 3
One year anniversary SignsEHT » Sun, August 16 » 6:29 PM 1

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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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2 CLC Patuxent 17.5 Kayaks sbailey64 » Sat, August 22 » 8:53 PM 1
PocketShip "Tattoo" For Sale Pete1934 » Mon, August 17 » 3:25 PM 1
Skerry with trailer HEYWARD » Thu, August 13 » 9:15 PM 5
Skerry for sale Barto » Fri, August 7 » 8:46 AM 2
Shearwater 17 Hybrid Kit in process for sale Mike MM » Wed, August 5 » 3:57 PM 1
Chesapeake 16 4 Sale Mike MM » Wed, August 5 » 3:52 PM 1
Chesapeake 17LT - Wilmington, DE Merrill , Richard » Fri, July 24 » 4:48 PM 1
Folbot Folding Kayaks - Yukon Expedition (with... Knottee » Thu, July 9 » 7:28 PM 1
Pocketship Project For Sale Caviar » Sat, June 27 » 4:30 PM 1
Looking for Sails for 17ft Dory Jeffrey » Tue, June 23 » 12:35 AM 3
Nor'easter sails and sailing rig Jeffrey » Mon, June 22 » 9:36 AM 1
Skerry for sale herbt » Sun, June 21 » 2:18 PM 1
Sassafras 14 for sale rtmensch » Fri, June 19 » 10:20 AM 1
Small boat sail sparrowhawk » Wed, June 17 » 1:47 PM 1
Small Boat Journal sparrowhawk » Wed, June 17 » 1:43 PM 1
Boatbuilding Books sparrowhawk » Wed, June 17 » 1:41 PM 1
14' LIttle Rangley dlandsberger » Sun, June 14 » 7:10 PM 1
Cheasapeake 17 For Sale Sandysanders » Fri, June 12 » 5:19 PM 1
17LT for Sale hspira » Sun, June 7 » 7:53 PM 1
West River 180 hspira » Thu, May 28 » 10:13 PM 1
For sale hwilt » Wed, May 27 » 2:28 PM 2
Chesapeake 16 For Sale ShoreSue » Thu, May 21 » 1:06 PM 1
WANTED: Annapolis Wherry Tandem OptiRob » Tue, May 19 » 8:51 PM 1
sea kayak westlaker » Mon, May 18 » 2:15 PM 1
Peeler Skiff for sale Meyer, Robert » Mon, May 4 » 5:52 PM 1
Chesapeake Tandem $2000, Old Greenwich CT Shelly » Sun, May 3 » 4:18 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 CLC Forum Admin » Thu, August 27 » 1:40 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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