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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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Anyone mount a Guzzler bilge pump in the Dory Jacardan2 » Sat, September 24 » 9:58 PM 3
transporting my Chesapeake SignsEHT » Sat, September 24 » 6:58 PM 3
Epoxy glued scarfes DICKDOWDELL » Sat, September 24 » 9:53 AM 9
Chesapeake coaming spacers HikeAZ » Fri, September 23 » 11:23 PM 4
Wood Duck 12 Port Orchard » Fri, September 23 » 5:18 PM 1
Is my NE Dory junk? LindaJeffery » Fri, September 23 » 2:31 AM 9
Prepping Hull for Glass Cloth tony-nic » Thu, September 22 » 7:31 PM 3
Skerry building blog Birch2 » Thu, September 22 » 2:42 PM 3
Sea-lect Hatches Devyn » Thu, September 22 » 2:52 AM 5
Are the CLC Double and Triple the same boat? John, CLC » Wed, September 21 » 2:08 PM 1
Why not use fiberglass tape on bulkheads? hspira » Tue, September 20 » 8:25 PM 4
Annapolis Wherry plus sail kit DICKDOWDELL » Mon, September 19 » 10:22 PM 5
Rudder on Mill Creek 16.5 shalpern » Mon, September 19 » 10:03 PM 6
NE Dory Kick-up rudder question hokker » Mon, September 19 » 12:52 PM 1
Reefing lug rig smklein20 » Mon, September 19 » 11:54 AM 4
Chesapeake deck edge radius for fiberglass George K » Mon, September 19 » 9:31 AM 4
Eastport pram -van tray carrying questions PaulAtkin » Mon, September 19 » 3:32 AM 4
Lengthening or shortening a design tony-nic » Sun, September 18 » 2:21 PM 7
WaterLust Canoes Mikeflys » Sun, September 18 » 12:39 PM 16
NE Dory Transom smittypaddler » Sat, September 17 » 8:47 PM 4
Peeler Skiff side panel alignment DICKDOWDELL » Sat, September 17 » 1:11 PM 6
MAS epoxy + H20 = ? Marshall, Doug » Fri, September 16 » 7:52 PM 4
CLC @ PT & A Nice Problem to Have...I robertjhall1 » Fri, September 16 » 12:19 PM 1
OC-1 Outrigger Canoe Plans sarzepapi » Thu, September 15 » 8:39 PM 5
Can you layer epoxy of different brands? Silver Salt » Thu, September 15 » 5:17 PM 1
Wooden Foot Braces sarzepapi » Thu, September 15 » 11:42 AM 1
Okoume and router tony-nic » Thu, September 15 » 8:02 AM 5
Installing mast thwarts in a NE Dory with... Corvus » Wed, September 14 » 2:19 PM 4
Stitch holes question Yambo » Tue, September 13 » 12:32 PM 4
Adirondack Canoe Classic sarzepapi » Tue, September 13 » 9:51 AM 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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Annapolis wherry tandem Bearo » Sat, September 24 » 6:49 PM 1
Chesapeake 15 and Patuxent 17 kayaks for sale Urbanna Tom » Wed, September 21 » 9:57 AM 10
Annapolis Wherry for sale, SW Florida Lucas Jak » Tue, September 20 » 2:52 AM 2
Annapolis Wherry Lapstrake Rowing Shell - $3200 acaradec » Sat, September 17 » 11:29 AM 1
Pics of my dory wdbart » Sat, September 17 » 8:38 AM 1
Pics of my dory wdbart » Fri, September 16 » 4:08 PM 1
NE dory for sale wdbart » Fri, September 16 » 3:58 PM 1
Annapolis Wherry for sale, Florida acaradec » Fri, September 16 » 2:47 PM 4
Skerry - Sprit Rig & Sail For Sale - At The... GPBoatHead » Thu, September 15 » 10:31 AM 2
Shearwater 17 Hyb in process 4 sale MikeFL » Wed, September 14 » 8:28 AM 4
NE Dory for sale timber cruiser » Tue, September 13 » 7:05 PM 2
Peeler Skiff For Sale - New Condition REID, JOHN » Tue, September 13 » 4:46 PM 1
Northeaster dory in texas hill country Bob W » Mon, September 12 » 5:24 PM 8
For Sale CLC 18' Chesapeake model Mcallister, William » Tue, September 6 » 6:27 PM 1
Want to buy a mill creek 13 ThisGuyAlex » Tue, September 6 » 12:01 PM 1
Chesapeake 17LT, Mill Creek 13, Beth Sailing... ThisGuyAlex » Tue, September 6 » 8:29 AM 4
Okoume Marine Plywood for sale in the NW LarryH » Mon, September 5 » 4:08 PM 1
For Sale or Trade Skerry for rowing Dory, Yawl... ews » Sun, September 4 » 8:35 PM 2
Guillemot Expedition Single Topher » Thu, September 1 » 10:35 AM 1
Adding sail area to the sloop rigged... Mwheels » Mon, August 29 » 8:14 AM 1
Chamberlain Dory Skiff in Maryland McCoy, Dan » Sun, August 28 » 5:04 PM 1
Downeast Dory for sale Bob W » Thu, August 25 » 4:14 PM 1
Annapolis Wherry For Sale near Ottawa, ON, Canada CathyV » Wed, August 24 » 9:09 AM 1
Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid for sale bheyser » Sun, August 21 » 8:06 PM 1
Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid for Sale bheyser » Sun, August 21 » 8:05 PM 1
Eastport pram Rich Sr » Fri, August 19 » 3:04 PM 1
skerry for sale chesapeake beach md Frost, Dane » Wed, August 17 » 10:50 AM 1
Complete set of stations for building a One... Rob C. » Fri, August 12 » 12:29 PM 1
Looking for a Wood duck 14 or 18ft Chesapeake... bigcountry » Wed, August 10 » 12:24 PM 1
Northeaster dory sloop for sale in Kansas Bob W » Sun, August 7 » 1:01 PM 4

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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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