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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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TD kit in the shop, here we go! Dgates » Tue, January 17 » 10:04 AM 14
Pocket ship mast CraigG » Tue, January 17 » 10:03 AM 6
totalboat wet edge paint spclark » Tue, January 17 » 10:00 AM 14
Filleting tools oceanluvr » Tue, January 17 » 8:46 AM 6
Hiking Straps in Northeaster Dory? Birch2 » Mon, January 16 » 8:34 PM 2
Sassafras External Hull Form tony-nic » Mon, January 16 » 4:03 PM 1
Chesapeake Bay Cruising Guide Hooper » Mon, January 16 » 8:51 AM 3
Kaholo 14 build blog Aleks70 » Sun, January 15 » 8:36 AM 9
Mill Creek 16.5 sailing Lang Toun Lawyer » Fri, January 13 » 6:45 PM 2
Teardrop camper cover? Dgates » Thu, January 12 » 8:32 AM 2
Wood Duck Double spray skirt AbyssDncr » Thu, January 12 » 12:23 AM 1
Cockpit trimming on Mill Creek 13 RAWLINGS, LANCE » Wed, January 11 » 8:47 PM 1
Nesting Expedition Dinghy Ideas and Questions strannik » Wed, January 11 » 6:48 PM 11
Racing in the Chesapeake Bay Area Birch2 » Wed, January 11 » 5:36 PM 4
CLC Great customer service Happy Hooker » Wed, January 11 » 3:48 PM 3
Prepping Hull for Glass Cloth Randy1 » Tue, January 10 » 10:27 AM 8
Danish Oil Temp Question? riverron » Mon, January 9 » 9:41 PM 7
What they didnt tell you hspira » Mon, January 9 » 9:20 PM 2
trailering Grumpy » Mon, January 9 » 10:06 AM 9
Strange phenomenon riverron » Sat, January 7 » 8:35 PM 10
Wherry Solid Transom CaptainSkully » Sat, January 7 » 11:31 AM 4
Sea sock Grumpy » Fri, January 6 » 12:51 PM 8
Redfish Kayaks? John, CLC » Fri, January 6 » 10:45 AM 7
Yellow Carpenters Glue Mikeflys » Thu, January 5 » 5:29 PM 5
Interior finishes Grumpy » Thu, January 5 » 2:46 PM 3
launched the Kaholo harveysd16 » Thu, January 5 » 7:18 AM 5
small voids in otherwise nicely sanded epoxy... hspira » Thu, January 5 » 6:49 AM 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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Annapolis Wherry For Sale Gs » Mon, January 16 » 11:00 AM 3
Yakima Rain Gutter Towers PiperDave » Mon, January 16 » 8:19 AM 1
Joel White's Wooden Boat.com Shellback Dinghy ocean31 » Sun, January 15 » 11:02 AM 2
SF Bay Area Rescue Tech » Tue, January 10 » 12:00 AM 1
Annapolis Wherry for sale, Florida Captain Richard L » Sat, January 7 » 1:40 PM 8
Eastport pram Rich Sr » Fri, December 30 » 2:18 PM 1
Price Reduction on Oars and Drop in Rowing Unit Oakes » Wed, December 28 » 12:36 PM 1
Trailex SUT-250-S Trailer For Sale $650 Oakes » Wed, December 28 » 12:25 PM 1
Rowing dory, oars drop in seat for sale Aronz » Sat, December 17 » 7:56 AM 3
Millcreek 16 for sale Markhondru » Sat, December 3 » 11:46 AM 1
Drop in sliding rowing kit for CLC made boats... Markhondru » Sat, December 3 » 11:34 AM 1
Correction to new skerry for sale herbt » Tue, November 29 » 3:20 PM 1
New Skerry for sale herbt » Tue, November 29 » 3:11 PM 1
FOR SALE Oakes » Mon, November 28 » 3:14 PM 1
ANNAPOLIS WHERRY TANDEM Maury » Sat, November 12 » 12:03 PM 1
WTB: 50-60sq ft sail - balance lug or sprit GPBoatHead » Fri, October 28 » 10:35 AM 1
Phil Bolger Designs "Teal" Double-Ended Rowing... jsawyer773 » Tue, October 25 » 7:43 PM 1
Annapolis Wherry For Sale near Ottawa, ON, Canada Brian mcdonald » Mon, October 10 » 4:21 PM 1
Annapolis Wherry Lapstrake Rowing Shell - $3200 Brian mcdonald » Mon, October 10 » 3:58 PM 2
Eastport Pram GJM » Fri, October 7 » 8:50 PM 1
Outrigger Junior for sale: Richmond VA Laszlo » Sun, October 2 » 4:10 PM 1
Strip built wherry for sale, Florida SHL » Sun, October 2 » 12:14 PM 1
Annapolis wherry tandem Bearo » Sat, September 24 » 6:49 PM 1
NE dory for sale wdbart » Fri, September 16 » 3:58 PM 1
Northeaster dory in texas hill country Bob W » Mon, September 12 » 5:24 PM 8
Want to buy a mill creek 13 ThisGuyAlex » Tue, September 6 » 12:01 PM 1
Okoume Marine Plywood for sale in the NW LarryH » Mon, September 5 » 4:08 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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