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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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tight curves with strips / width? JCole » Thu, May 5 » 2:55 PM 4
Peel Ply and paint? George Kaiser » Thu, May 5 » 1:40 PM 2
show me how you blended the mast partner knees... GRIGGS, CORNELIUS » Thu, May 5 » 1:01 PM 1
Suitable Craft for Trolling? Birch2 » Thu, May 5 » 9:25 AM 4
Gunter Sloop Yard Hooper » Thu, May 5 » 7:27 AM 6
Northeasterl Dory Fillets Gerry51 » Wed, May 4 » 10:43 PM 2
Swimming from a Northeaster Dory Giggin » Wed, May 4 » 10:11 PM 1
Peeler Skiff outboard mchesser » Wed, May 4 » 8:36 PM 7
Finishing Birch2 » Wed, May 4 » 2:48 PM 6
Epoxy Mixing with Cell-o-Fill George Kaiser » Wed, May 4 » 1:28 PM 9
"Sand Through" Tspara » Wed, May 4 » 6:18 AM 4
Suitable Craft for Trolling? MikeAqua » Wed, May 4 » 1:26 AM 1
NE Dory Sloop rig capsize question? George Kaiser » Tue, May 3 » 6:39 PM 9
Skerry: Cheek Block for Lug rig halyard? Laszlo » Mon, May 2 » 11:53 AM 3
Kaholo 14 start rgrlindsey » Mon, May 2 » 9:48 AM 2
NE Dory Balanced Lug Rig Gerry51 » Mon, May 2 » 8:13 AM 2
Straight Tiller for the Skerry - Any Advice? Matt B. » Sun, May 1 » 10:32 PM 2
Chesapeake 17 - bow and stern out of plumb hspira » Sun, May 1 » 7:22 PM 7
Wood Duck Double forward seat backband calls... CMcP » Sun, May 1 » 1:54 PM 1
Kaholo 14 done magnust » Sun, May 1 » 5:16 AM 9
Northeaster Dory - First Interior Epoxy and... Gerry51 » Sat, April 30 » 9:45 PM 5
Chesapeake 17 - stern fiberglass hspira » Sat, April 30 » 10:29 AM 2
3D models? Yambo » Sat, April 30 » 10:04 AM 5
help.. Worst epoxy orange peeling.. ever? Gerry51 » Fri, April 29 » 6:10 PM 9
Seeking advice on transporting the Dory hull home. Flactem » Fri, April 29 » 1:00 PM 10
Piantedosi Sculling Rowing RowWing Oars for sale Bobby Mac » Thu, April 28 » 10:55 PM 1
Piantedosi RowWing and Oars for sale motoxrcr » Thu, April 28 » 7:00 PM 5
how to cut very thin accent strips? George Kaiser » Thu, April 28 » 3:46 PM 9
dory trailer Corvus » Thu, April 28 » 1:11 PM 9
Bow chocks on Dory oceanluvr » Thu, April 28 » 10:30 AM 6

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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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Skerry for sale - North Carolina Ray Karnes » Tue, May 3 » 3:09 PM 1
Chesapeake 17LT Project for Sale sweet pea » Wed, April 27 » 12:18 PM 8
Annapolis Wherry for sale, SW Florida patg » Thu, April 21 » 2:38 PM 1
free red cedar bead-and-cove strips sweet pea » Thu, April 21 » 11:02 AM 1
Drop in rowing rig for sale - in Canada $400 James M » Mon, April 18 » 1:55 PM 1
Trailex 200 kayak and canoe trailer Mary Wood » Mon, April 18 » 11:22 AM 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
Skerry for sale- Annapolis LeviWilson » Thu, April 7 » 1:22 AM 3
Millcreek 16.5 JFK2732 » Mon, April 4 » 3:42 PM 3
Skerry for sale in Oklahoma SomeBoatGuy » Wed, March 30 » 6:33 PM 1
Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid for Sale bheyser » Wed, March 30 » 2:31 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
Northeaster Dory with sloop rig in South Florida Cosmonaut » Tue, March 15 » 11:24 PM 4
Unfinished Skerry for Sale - $1200 Nancy, CLC » Mon, March 14 » 4:53 PM 1
Chesapeake Light Craft 17 kayak ocean31 » Mon, February 22 » 10:02 AM 1
Skerry for sale in Texas wippersnapper » Fri, February 19 » 12:34 PM 1
Skerry for sale -Chicago MARK, JOSHUA » Tue, February 16 » 12:24 PM 1
Skerry for sale in vermont Fansnotes » Sat, February 13 » 8:54 PM 4
Peeler Skiff for Sale Meyer, Robert » Tue, February 9 » 12:58 PM 3
Annapolis Wherry for sale - Tacoma, WA Daniels, Georgia » Mon, February 8 » 10:01 PM 1
Annapolis Wherry for sale Daniels, Georgia » Mon, February 8 » 9:59 PM 1
Southwest dory wanted with motor well. nemoleague » Tue, January 26 » 12:13 AM 1
Northeaster dory for sail jpl62 » Tue, January 12 » 4:03 PM 1
Nor'Easter Dory with oars, sailing rig, trailer DCsailor » Sun, January 3 » 10:29 PM 1
FS Trailex SUT -250 Gmcc » Wed, December 30 » 4:16 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

Title: Last Post By: Posts:
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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