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A perfect gift for the boatbuilder in your family! Don't worry about picking the perfect boat design, plans, tools, accessories, or boatbuilding supplies. Just select an amount in the pull-down window for a gift certificate that's guaranteed to satisfy.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

The Gift of Boatbuilding 10% Value Added to Gift Cards over $150 A perfect gift for the boatbuilder in your family! Don't worry about picking the perfect boat design, plans, tools, accessories, or boatbuilding supplies. Just select an...

from $25.00

Northeaster Dory Scale Model Kit

Northeaster Dory Scale Model Kit

Kits are shipping now! A terrific gift idea. This is a 25-1/2" long, exact one-eighth scale model of the CLC Northeaster Dory.  In 2016 CLC purchased a large laser-cutter, and we've spent the last year developing scale model kits for...

from $99.00

CLC Tool Box Kit

CLC Tool Box Kit

The CLC Tool Box is the boatbuilder's interpretation of the classic "tab-and-slot" type, favored by woodworkers for its ease of assembly and flexibility. As the name suggests, the tool box goes together with mortise-and-tenon joints, with two...

$75.00

Canvas Tool Bag with Leather Trim

Canvas Tool Bag with Leather Trim

The Canvas Rigger's Tool Bag is a heavy duty, 24 oz. canvas bag with leather trim, ideal for DIY boatbuilders. Vertical stitching and 24 oz. 100% cotton canvas gives this bag its "Standup Straight Posture" which puts your tools in easy reach....

$34.99

CLC Cradle Boat

CLC Cradle Boat

  After we observed several clever builders making 1/2-scale Eastport Prams to use as "cradle boats" for babies, we decided to make up a proper kit.  What a great gift for new moms and dads! The CLC Cradle Boat is an exact 50% replica...

Kits from $499.00
Plans from $69.00

Japanese Saw 9-1/2

Japanese Saw 9-1/2"

Japanese (Ryoba) Razor Saws cut on the pull stroke. They leave a very thin kerf and are razor sharp---special tempering helps these saws keep their edge for a long time. We find that they cut faster and more accurately than even the finest western...

$38.00

Shinto Saw Rasp 9

Shinto Saw Rasp 9"

Shinto Saw Rasps are manufactured from high quality saw blades with coarse teeth on one side (11 per inch) and fine teeth on the other (25 per inch). Because of the saw tooth design, clogging is eliminated. Use the coarse side for shaping and...

$35.99

Block Plane - Low Angle by Stanley 1-3/8

Block Plane - Low Angle by Stanley 1-3/8" x 6"

All boatbuilders need a block plane in their toolbox. They are used for cutting scarfs, trimming off a bit of wood here and there, and shaping all manner of parts. We couldn't imagine building a boat, even from a kit, without a sharp block plane....

$47.00

Riffler Rasp - 8 piece set

Riffler Rasp - 8 piece set

Set of 8" Riffler Rasps are used to carve, cut and shape. They can work from above, below, around and inside - virtually any part of the workpiece. Their sharp hardened teeth will cut cleanly into the wood surface leaving a free, open grain....

$25.00

Beading Saw with Woodpecker Tooth  6

Beading Saw with Woodpecker Tooth 6"

These saws are designed for fast, accurate cuts. Since the rigid spline is not full length of the blade, the blade can easily make long, accurate cuts in thin material.  A unique feature of the 6˝ Beading Saw is the special "woodpecker"...

$35.00

Dove Tail Saw   6 1/4

Dove Tail Saw 6 1/4"

The 6¼˝ Dovetail Saw (Dozuki) for Hardwoods has 36 teeth per inch. With a rigid spline, it is designed for a variety of joinery cuts in small sized hardwoods, and like all Japanese saws, it cuts on the pull stroke. The blade thickness...

$35.45

Waterstone

Waterstone

This combination waterstone is easy to use and will put a razor edge on plane irons, chisels, and other tools. 6000-grit on one side, and 1000-grit on the other. See our ShopTip on how to sharpen your boatbuilding tools.

$38.99

Bonsai Saw

Bonsai Saw

Originally designed to trim bonsai trees. Ideal for cutting precise curves, making it perfect for cutting hatch openings, trimming cockpits, and reaching tight places. It might even replace your expensive saber saw.  - Ebony Handle

$17.85

Spokeshave by Stanley

Spokeshave by Stanley

Spokeshaves are almost essential for making paddles and very handy for cleaning up the insides of sea kayak cockpits. They work much like a block plane, but can be used on tight curves.  This tool is easy to adjust, well made and reasonably...

$29.00

Your Brain on Boat Building Tee

Your Brain on Boat Building Tee

You're a boatbuilder now, which makes you a little different.  Show the world what goes through the mind of a wooden boatbuilder with this handy T-shirt, which is based upon decades of study by Chesapeake Light Craft boatbuilders. We have...

from $12.00

Wood Duckling 8

Wood Duckling 8

Kayaks for kids are tough.  On one hand, kids have great balance and are naturally athletic, and they take to kayaks like ducks.  So there's no reason to put them in a kayak that's tubby or not sized right for them.  They want a...

Kits from $655.00
Plans from $89.00

Building Strip-Planked Boats

Building Strip-Planked Boats

By Nick Schade.  280 pages, 2009. Tens of thousands of hobbyists and professionals have turned out rugged, beautiful wooden kayaks with Nick Schade's classic guide, The Strip-Built Sea Kayak.  In his newest book, Nick shows you how to...

$24.95

Pennant

Pennant

Pennants, or streamers, have an ancient history in sailing vessels.  600-year-old paintings of sailing ships show them. They were indispensable to warships during the Age of Sail, as they identified the vessel and the captain aboard. ...

$14.99

Skagit by Werner

Skagit by Werner

The Skagit offers unbeatable value and performance to entrants and recreational kayakers. It’s recognized for its light swing weight, smooth and stable stroke, as well as, offering all the benefits of a carbon fiber shaft. Features: 2 piece...

from $97.50

CLC Simple Model Dory Kit

CLC Simple Model Dory Kit

This 24" x 7" Banks-Style Simple Model Dory Kit is a perfect introduction to stitch-and-glue boatbuilding.  Just like our larger boat kits, parts are CNC-cut from 3mm plywood, stitched together with copper wire, and glued up with epoxy....

from $20.00

Creature Comfort Seat

Creature Comfort Seat

We think this is the most comfortable aftermarket kayak seat anywhere.  We first installed these in CLC boats in 1994 and it's been a bestseller ever since. The seat is built around a molded closed-cell foam "tractor seat" shape, a little...

$96.00

Happy Bottom Pad

Happy Bottom Pad

This molded foam "tractor" shaped seat with integral hip braces is firmer than the Creature Comfort Seat but very comfortable. Fits most CLC and many other kayaks. Glue it in with contact cement. Happy Bottom Pads are injection molded, a process...

$36.38

NRS Vista PFDs

NRS Vista PFDs

We've tried out about fifty PFDs in the search for the perfect flotation device for paddling. Here's one that has it all: great cut and mobility so you forget you have it on, 7 adjustment points, the highest quality materials, pockets, attachment...

from $44.96

Tempest Paddle

Tempest Paddle

We've sold the Tempest for 12 years at least and it's a solid favorite year after year.  A great looking complement to your wooden kayak with walnut, bass, butternut, and cedar in contrasting stripes. The blade area is moderate for touring...

from $150.50

Mistral Hybrid by Grey Owl

Mistral Hybrid by Grey Owl

The Mistral is seriously underpriced for what you get.  The price-per-ounce ratio is the best anywhere.  The Mistral is really, really light thanks to the composite shaft, but you still get that great wood vibe from the cedar, butternut,...

from $132.30

VIBE SUP Paddle by Werner

VIBE SUP Paddle by Werner

Werner's recreational stand up paddles have reached a new performance level with the Vibe. Your time on the water should not be a struggle, so they've adapted design features from their top of the line SUP paddle to fit a budget.  With a...

$111.20

Guide Canoe Paddle

Guide Canoe Paddle

By Grey Owl, this laminated cherry paddle with pear grip is great for long flatwater paddles. The traditional shape complements our Sassafras canoes. 54”, 57” & 60” lengths.  Watch how these paddles are made by hand.

from $54.75

NRS Deluxe Safety Kit

NRS Deluxe Safety Kit

Be prepared, be safe. The Touring Safety Kit will pull you through the common emergencies you'll encounter. For the beginner or the expert paddler, this kit includes a bilge pump, whistle, signal mirror, paddle float, paddle leash and a boat...

$119.95

Paddle Float (inflatable) by NRS

Paddle Float (inflatable) by NRS

An essential self rescue device for kayaks, the paddle float fits on the end of your paddle and acts as an outrigger if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to re-enter your kayak in deep water. Our paddle float is made of...

$49.95

Folding Anchor

Folding Anchor

Great galvanized folding anchor, perfectly sized for kayaks and canoes. Indispensable for fishermen. Comes with anchor line and a neat storage bag to keep goo out of the kayak cockpit when stowed. 1.5 pounds.  

$37.50

Waterproof ThermFit Gloves

Waterproof ThermFit Gloves

A good, all around performing waterproof glove designed for a wide range of sport and work related outdoor activities where keeping hands warm and dry is important.   ThermFit Gloves' outer shell  features a high performing...

from $38.90

Waterproof & Breathable Beanie Hat

Waterproof & Breathable Beanie Hat

A warm, waterproof and breathable beanie hat designed to keep you warm and dry in wet, cold environments.  Perfect for all types of outdoor sports & recreation as well as work settings.    The Beanie features a 100% acrylic...

from $22.90

Waterproof Trekking Sock

Waterproof Trekking Sock

A mid-calf, mid-weight merino wool lined waterproof sock specially designed for extended trekking & hiking.  Offers a high level of durability, moisture wicking and warmth for extended use in cooler climates.   This sock features a...

from $35.90

Adjustable Kayak Cover

Adjustable Kayak Cover

These 100% polyester kayak covers are UV/water resistant with double-layered and double-stitched seams to protect against rips and tears.  Fully adjustable for a custom fit. Reinforced seams at high-stress areas. Light weight fabric with...

from $139.95

Clipper Kayak-Canoe & Small Boat Cart

Clipper Kayak-Canoe & Small Boat Cart

The days of dragging or carrying your kayaks to and from your car are over.  This easy to use, easy to assemble Clipper Kayak-Canoe & Small Boat Cart does all the work for you! Anyone can have this heavy duty cart assembled and loaded in...

$109.95

Malone Downloader Folding Kayak Rack

Malone Downloader Folding Kayak Rack

The DownLoader™ is the keystone of Malone's J-Style carrier line and features every possible option for low clearance requirements; ease of loading; boat protection and universal fit requirements. A quick pull on the Release Pins allow the...

$135.96

Paddle Float (foam) by NRS

Paddle Float (foam) by NRS

A paddle float is an essential piece of safety gear. The NRS Foam Paddle Float secures easily to your paddle blade by sliding the blade into the nylon fabric pocket on the back. A webbing buckle on the front secures the paddle to the float. Your...

$29.95

Floatation Bag (set) - by NRS

Floatation Bag (set) - by NRS

Make your kayak safer, especially those like the Wood Ducks lacking watertight bulkheads. Sold as a pair, these bow and stern float bags by NRS are easy to inflate. Made of 10-gauge urethane fabric which won't leak or delaminate. Not for storage....

$54.95

Autoloader XV Kayak Carrier

Autoloader XV Kayak Carrier

By Malone Autoracks. These ingenious and incredibly easy-to-use roof rack accessories make it a snap to load and unload, all while babying your perfectly varnished kayak. Not only are they a great fit on kayaks, placing the boats on edge allows...

$119.96

Malone VersaRail Roof Rack

Malone VersaRail Roof Rack

The VersaRail instantly transforms a bare roof into a functional platform for transporting kayaks, canoes, bikes or cargo boxes under 135lbs.  Available in 50" & 58" lengths, these racks come fully assembled and ready to install....

from $119.96

The BoardRoom Heavy Duty SUP Storage by Malone

The BoardRoom Heavy Duty SUP Storage by Malone

The BoardRoom is the perfect solution to get your SUP's and Surf Boards up and out of the way. A rock solid wall mount rack. Powder coated steel frame with stainless steel mounting hardware. Rubber padded 27" long frame provides ample space for...

$43.96

Bow & Stern Tie-Downs

Bow & Stern Tie-Downs

Bow & Stern Tie-Downs branded with the Chesapeake Light Craft logo will quickly allow you to secure the bow and stern of your car-topped boat.

$29.95

Paddleboard Carry Strap

Paddleboard Carry Strap

Stand-up Paddleboards are light, but their beam and thickness often make them awkward to lug around.  Here's a very simple and inexpensive solution for carrying your SUP.  This Paddleboard Carry Strap features: Extra large and extra...

$29.95

Discovery Kayak Seat Cushion

Discovery Kayak Seat Cushion

This excellent self-inflating kayak cushion is lightweight and contoured to fit. Made with a low-slip polyester fabric top and durable nylon oxford bottom. Includes Velcro tabs for hassle-free attachment.

$49.00

Brass Cleat

Brass Cleat

These small brass cleats are classy accents for your beautiful wooden sailboat.  Available in 3" or 4" lengths. 3" cleat Requires 2 #8 x 1 1/4" bronze screws (not included)  4" cleat Requires 2 #10 x 1 1/4" bronze screws (not...

from $8.75

Paddle Leash - by NRS

Paddle Leash - by NRS

Keeps your paddle in close proximity if you have to let go of it. 3-foot long, 3mm shock cord with swivel and velcro fasteners on both ends. Comes with zippered storage pouch and carabiner.

$19.95

Greenland Paddles - Step by Step

Greenland Paddles - Step by Step

By Brian Nystrom. 47 pages. In the foreword to this new book, Brian Nystrom writes, "Whether you regard the Greenland Paddle as functional art or merely as a tool, one cannot help but be struck by its simple elegance." Greenland paddles are...

$19.95

Ritchie Kayaker Compass

Ritchie Kayaker Compass

Don't think you need one on your kayak?  Even for short day trips, you'll be surprised how quickly you can become disoriented, since you're low in the water and don't have long sight-lines.  Following a compass course is good exercise...

from $65.99

Roof Rack Pads

Roof Rack Pads

We prefer these simple nylon covered foam pads to expensive roof rack cradles or rollers. They slip over Yakima, Thule, and most narrow factory racks. Velcro tabs and tie downs are sewn in, so they won’t blow off.  At 18" in length 2...

from $24.99

Aero Rack Pads

Aero Rack Pads

We prefer these simple nylon covered foam pads to expensive roof rack cradles or rollers.  These Aero Rack Pads are the same as Roof Rack Pads but cut wider to fit factory type roof racks with wider crossbars.  Velcro tabs and tie downs...

from $24.99

Sonic Back Band

Sonic Back Band

The new standard in whitewater and performance touring back bands, the Sonic whitewater kayak back band seamlessly blends comfort, support and economy in a performance-engineered kayak back support.  At 6.5"-tall and 17"-wide this back band...

$30.00

Tie Down Straps - Two-pack

Tie Down Straps - Two-pack

The right type of straps can make securing a boat simple and safe. These straps with metal cam-buckles and protective pads are the type everyone in our shop uses. A must for transport. 12' straps work well for kayaks and canoes, but larger craft...

from $13.99

NRS Deluxe Boat Sponge

NRS Deluxe Boat Sponge

This boat sponge works to remove that unwanted pool of water that manages to collect under your kayak spray skirt. Paddling in whitewater or the sea, this sponge will lift out sand and moisture from the bottom of your boat that traditional bilge...

$12.95

Discovery Kayak Back Rest

Discovery Kayak Back Rest

A self-inflating lumbar cushion specifically designed to relieve low back fatigue while sea kayaking. Made with low-slip polyester fabric. Comes with Velcro tabs for easy attachment. We find these work especially well as add-ons to existing...

$49.00

Neo-Nylon Extreme Spray Skirt

Neo-Nylon Extreme Spray Skirt

Combines the water-tightness of neoprene skirts with the breathability of nylon skirts for maximum performance in a touring skirt. Built to handle the range of paddling conditions found in big, open water, Extreme Tour's deck is constructed of 4.0...

from $86.25