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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

Title: Last Post By: Posts:
Introducing the CLC Ultralight Dinghy mbiq » Sat, 8/29/15 » 3:40 PM 1
1. Laminating the Skeg CLC Forum Admin » Thu, 8/27/15 » 1:47 PM 1
2. Gluing the Doublers CLC Forum Admin » Thu, 8/27/15 » 1:55 PM 1
3. Cleaning up Epoxy Squeeze-out CLC Forum Admin » Thu, 8/27/15 » 1:58 PM 1
4. Pre-coating Transoms, Frame, and Stringer CLC Forum Admin » Thu, 8/27/15 » 2:05 PM 1
5. Rounding Over the Transoms CLC Forum Admin » Thu, 8/27/15 » 2:07 PM 1
6. Finished Transom Handles CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:25 AM 1
7. Hull Parts Ready for Assembly CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:26 AM 1
8. Wiring #1 Panels CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:28 AM 1
9. #1 Panels Stitched in Place CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:31 AM 1
10. Adding the Center Frame CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:35 AM 1
11. Aligning Mortises and Tenons CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:38 AM 1
12. Adding the Longitudinal Stringer CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:39 AM 1
13-14. Stitching Stringer to Bottom Panel CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:44 AM 1
15. Adding Bow & Stern Transoms CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:46 AM 1
16-17. Dropping Stern Transom into Place CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:48 AM 1
18. Ready for the Side Planks CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:50 AM 1
19. Adding the #2 Panels CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:51 AM 1
20. Adding the #3 Panels CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:52 AM 1
21. Bow Stitching Detail CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:54 AM 1
22. Tightening the Wires CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:55 AM 1
23. Ready for LapStitch Joint Panels (4, 5, 6) CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 10:57 AM 1
24-27. Stitching on Panels 4, 5, 6 CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:02 AM 1
28-29. Adding Stitch Holes CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:04 AM 1
30. Completed Assembly CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:07 AM 1
31. Tack-Welding the Hull CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:08 AM 1
32-33. Transom Tack-Welds CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:10 AM 1
34-35. Tack-Welding the Hull Seams with CA Glue CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:12 AM 1
36-37. Removing the Wires CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:14 AM 1
38-39. Epoxy Fillets CLC Forum Admin » Fri, 8/28/15 » 11:16 AM 1

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