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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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WD12 - what was that crack sound?!?! Laszlo » Tue, May 23 » 5:33 AM 11
Epoxy Under Seats Wiewandt, Frank » Mon, May 22 » 6:37 PM 4
Peeler Skiff Build - Week one in the books! GoSOX! » Mon, May 22 » 11:11 AM 2
Sail Rig Mast Size kayaksailor » Mon, May 22 » 9:11 AM 2
Primer problems DICKDOWDELL » Mon, May 22 » 8:12 AM 4
Towing the East Port pram BMac » Sun, May 21 » 9:57 PM 5
Kaholo 14 - finished Aleks70 » Sun, May 21 » 1:55 PM 1
Anyone use cockpit covers during transport? Grumpy » Sat, May 20 » 5:54 PM 13
Tenderly Mummichog » Sat, May 20 » 5:43 PM 2
NE Dory 1st real day on the water! Mikeflys » Fri, May 19 » 10:16 PM 3
Vinyl Decals Mummichog » Fri, May 19 » 9:57 PM 4
NE Dory Fiberglass repair advice Lord Greenville » Fri, May 19 » 5:05 PM 2
Varathane Diamond Spar Urethane Laszlo » Wed, May 17 » 1:40 PM 8
Lug mast scarf position Birch2 » Tue, May 16 » 8:28 PM 4
2017 Oxford Kit Questions sharktown » Tue, May 16 » 2:10 PM 3
Scarfing dimensional lumber for strips? Patrick N » Tue, May 16 » 1:16 PM 2
Puzzle Joint Gluing Question for Oxford Shell Richryan » Mon, May 15 » 9:13 AM 3
Epoxy storage JCole » Mon, May 15 » 7:32 AM 2
Has anyone used a removable surf board skeg on... sharktown » Sun, May 14 » 10:20 PM 1
Stainless steel shim washers on hatch toggles George K » Sun, May 14 » 5:14 PM 5
Skeg not straight George K » Sun, May 14 » 5:12 PM 3
Why puzzle joints? John Cornellier » Fri, May 12 » 8:01 PM 16
kaholo deck pads Laszlo » Fri, May 12 » 7:23 PM 3
Gluing scarfed wood strips MikeFL » Thu, May 11 » 10:15 AM 2
Sea-lect Hatches madona » Thu, May 11 » 7:45 AM 5
More epoxy to fill the weave ok? John Cornellier » Wed, May 10 » 5:26 PM 11
Brightsides in Wet Locations Jeff D » Tue, May 9 » 3:30 PM 1
WaterLust Canoes spclark » Tue, May 9 » 1:00 PM 41
Peeler spray rails DICKDOWDELL » Mon, May 8 » 4:09 PM 1
My NE Dory...Finished! Mikeflys » Mon, May 8 » 3:56 PM 12

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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 for sale Landlocked sailor » Tue, May 23 » 2:00 AM 1
For Sale: 17’3” Chesapeake Light Craft... SurferDude » Mon, May 15 » 11:21 PM 2
Expedition Wherry for sale (built 2014) - Like... jerryc1976 » Fri, May 12 » 11:01 AM 4
WANTED rlhcdh » Fri, May 5 » 12:05 AM 2
Dory in NJ Jacardan2 » Tue, May 2 » 11:54 AM 1
CLC Patuxent 17 for sale Frankr » Sat, April 22 » 2:22 PM 1
Skerry to a Good Home BigHurt » Wed, April 19 » 8:00 PM 1
Shearwater Double Shearwater Double » Sat, April 15 » 8:05 PM 2
Skerry for sale cheap because I'm moving! mkrautha » Wed, April 12 » 11:27 AM 1
Northeaster Dory for sale, row and sail A JO » Mon, March 27 » 10:59 AM 1
Chesapeake 18 for sale steve2 » Thu, March 16 » 5:10 PM 1
Chester Yawl for sale petersont » Thu, March 9 » 8:08 PM 1
Skerri + trailer for sale jfrank » Sat, March 4 » 10:00 AM 1
pocketship LAIGLE, PASCAL » Sat, February 4 » 3:50 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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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 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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