A neighbor and I decided we needed a nice boat for some recreational rowing. We live on Pleasant Cove in Boothbay Maine. Its a very protected cove, usually very quiet water.
We debated a while between the Chester Yawl, a guideboat and the new Northease dory. In the end the Chester yawl won out.
We got the kit the last week of April and got right into building. I have built several boats in the past, both traditional lapstrake and several stitch and glue kayaks. This was the first time I ever bought a kit.
Today we glued on the seats, so the boat is essentially finished, other than sainding and painting and sanding and painting and sanding and.....
I have been extremely pleased with the kit. It was very complete, all the material was excellent. The only minor shortage was the copper wire, we needed 2 more 25 ft spools.
I have posted a log on my web site with several pages of building photos. See http://plsntcov.8m.com/Chester/Chester1.html
CLC has supplied a fine kit, and we are very pleased with the look of the boat.