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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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Final epoxy Skim coat tips FRANKEL, MARK » Thu, June 30 » 9:20 AM 2
Chesapeake 17 Aft side bottom joint mauiguyharry » Thu, June 30 » 8:14 AM 6
Shearwater Sport Durability danthaler » Thu, June 30 » 7:46 AM 4
Need to drop a few pounds! Mikeflys » Wed, June 29 » 8:15 PM 11
Getting close catboater » Wed, June 29 » 7:48 PM 1
Refinishing - Spraying vs Roller DonOne » Wed, June 29 » 2:09 PM 1
Finally Splashed My Eastport Pram Tom C » Wed, June 29 » 2:06 PM 1
Sanding to what grit for painting hull after... nemochad » Wed, June 29 » 1:29 PM 3
Shearwater 17 Hyb partial build 4sale in SW FLA. Jones, David » Wed, June 29 » 10:23 AM 1
Shearwater Sport Hybrid Jones, David » Wed, June 29 » 10:06 AM 1
Inexpensive wood? Rob C. » Wed, June 29 » 4:14 AM 14
Applying Shearwater Sport coming to hull Rob C. » Wed, June 29 » 4:04 AM 9
NE Dory inwales question about spacers? oceanluvr » Tue, June 28 » 10:44 PM 2
Nameplate on NE Dory sawdust » Tue, June 28 » 10:03 PM 1
Attaching Hardware sawdust » Tue, June 28 » 9:48 PM 4
Skerry Puzzle Joint Gap davgam » Tue, June 28 » 5:48 PM 1
Use Glove To Wrap Brush Moonchaser » Mon, June 27 » 5:02 PM 1
Woodboat for sale DICKDOWDELL » Sun, June 26 » 6:03 PM 1
You'd better hope you capsize! CaptainSkully » Sun, June 26 » 10:14 AM 2
jimmy skiff - current hp and weight therealbob » Sun, June 26 » 8:41 AM 1
Skerry Gains sawdust » Sat, June 25 » 3:50 PM 2
Screws through hull - Jimmy Skiff Mills, Samuel » Fri, June 24 » 11:57 AM 1
Varnish Concern on Wood Duck Kneas, William » Thu, June 23 » 8:11 PM 2
Cartopping a Skerry davgam » Thu, June 23 » 9:33 AM 12
Skerry Raid MartyCz » Thu, June 23 » 12:46 AM 1
new skiff design? Grumpy » Wed, June 22 » 3:04 PM 6
Night Heron SG bulkheads AntonioG » Wed, June 22 » 12:45 AM 4
Comments Please? Converting NE Dory rudder... Moonchaser » Wed, June 22 » 12:41 AM 8
Foot brace mounting Feinberg, Terry » Mon, June 20 » 10:47 PM 3
Northeast Dory Stitching and Epoxy Backfill North East » Mon, June 20 » 2:32 PM 2

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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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Shearwater 17 Hyb in process 4 sale MikeFL » Sun, June 26 » 11:41 AM 1
Guillemot Expedition Single lacro » Wed, June 22 » 1:16 PM 1
For Sale CLC 18' Chesapeake model Mcallister, William » Tue, June 21 » 11:48 AM 1
Wanted: Annapolis tandem Bearo » Sat, June 18 » 7:46 PM 1
Chester Yawl with Electric motor for sale rink » Sat, June 11 » 3:56 PM 1
Cape Charles Kayak 17' joe53 » Thu, June 9 » 3:48 PM 1
WTB - Lug sail for Passagemaker dinghy RWhite » Mon, May 30 » 9:11 PM 1
forms for nymph SMITH, GREG » Fri, May 27 » 8:38 AM 1
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 » Mon, May 16 » 11:13 AM 1
Chesapeake 15 and Patuxent 17 kayaks for sale Frankr » Fri, May 13 » 10:18 AM 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
Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid for Sale bheyser » Wed, March 30 » 2:31 PM 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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