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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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R2AK is on! Laszlo » Sun, June 23 » 7:52 PM 10
Expoxy Final Fill Coat Failure Dotnetspurt » Sun, June 23 » 12:32 PM 2
CLC Peapod seat for chronic bad back glossieback » Sat, June 22 » 7:55 PM 5
cartop transporting with full cover? Doug Barr » Sat, June 22 » 7:32 PM 1
Motoring Passagemaker Wilkowski, Roy » Fri, June 21 » 10:46 PM 3
NE Dory needs motor Laszlo » Fri, June 21 » 8:41 PM 19
WD12 Hybrid almost done Doug Barr » Fri, June 21 » 6:24 PM 4
Peeler Skiff DICKDOWDELL » Thu, June 20 » 2:29 PM 10
Skeg SandyWay » Tue, June 18 » 8:51 PM 9
Cocktail Class Racer Build Bill11217 » Tue, June 18 » 10:11 AM 2
Newbie owner Barend » Mon, June 17 » 9:10 PM 1
Newbie owner Barend » Mon, June 17 » 9:08 PM 1
how to post photos? ruud » Sun, June 16 » 5:36 PM 1
Harken Hoister Birch2 » Sun, June 16 » 4:02 PM 6
Eastport Pram Varnish and Paint Mark N » Sun, June 16 » 7:20 AM 4
Getting ready to build -- work area setup geophile » Fri, June 14 » 5:13 PM 4
Patuxent Coaming hspira » Thu, June 13 » 7:24 PM 12
10 year old Chesapeake 17 Karink » Thu, June 13 » 4:41 PM 2
Loss of Helm to wind Birch2 » Thu, June 13 » 9:21 AM 6
Roof rack for Millcreek 16.5 LTL » Thu, June 13 » 6:06 AM 7
3" circular saw Capt. Ainokea » Wed, June 12 » 9:57 PM 9
Passagemaker Gunter-Sloop Mainsail - Adding a... CaptainSkully » Wed, June 12 » 3:14 PM 4
Final Varnish Coats paddlefree » Wed, June 12 » 2:54 PM 1
Kaholo as sit on top Laszlo » Tue, June 11 » 9:38 PM 6
painting name on your boat Nate1980 » Mon, June 10 » 4:10 PM 5
Brightsides paint - how many coats? Nate1980 » Mon, June 10 » 4:07 PM 5
waxing varnish? Grumpy » Mon, June 10 » 11:33 AM 3
River Daggerboard Gramps » Sun, June 9 » 7:21 PM 17
When to stain? hspira » Sun, June 9 » 6:26 PM 1
Capsize test Northeaster Dory Jean, Frank » Thu, June 6 » 12:28 PM 5

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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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Partially built NE Dory for sale in Florida jurassicfish1 » Thu, June 20 » 5:53 PM 4
16' Shearwater for sale fishbust » Thu, June 20 » 4:13 PM 2
Jimmy Skiff I Bight Me » Wed, June 19 » 3:57 PM 2
Well built Shearwater 17 - picture included! hspira » Wed, June 19 » 11:48 AM 1
Well built 17LT hspira » Fri, June 14 » 9:47 PM 1
Sloop Rig from Northeaster Dory PaulDory » Thu, June 6 » 4:02 PM 1
Passagemaker or Tenderly dinghy Burdett, Bob » Wed, May 29 » 10:02 PM 1
Passagemaker dinghy for sale Burdett, Bob » Tue, May 28 » 2:10 PM 4
Chesapeake 17 LT for sale Mike99 » Tue, May 28 » 12:35 PM 1
Peeler Skiff for sale Clarke, Donald » Tue, May 28 » 12:02 PM 1
Annapolis Wherry For Sale Suluca » Sat, May 25 » 4:26 PM 1
Original Oxford Rowing Shell Complete KIT for sale Suluca » Sat, May 25 » 4:08 PM 1
Paper Jet 14 nw1582 » Wed, May 22 » 10:23 PM 1
Brunzeel Plywood dave10990 » Tue, May 14 » 10:09 PM 1
Outrigger Junior for Sale--Mineral VA Perdue, David » Tue, May 14 » 6:03 PM 1
Charity Auction of new Chester Yawl May 29th Cameron3 » Sun, May 12 » 5:59 PM 1
SW Michigan Chesapeake 18 for sale gaschem » Fri, April 26 » 2:43 PM 1
Elements for Northeaster Dory sailing setup m.c. » Sun, April 14 » 1:22 PM 3
Plans for an Alden Martin Trainer Rob C. » Wed, April 10 » 10:41 AM 1
Northeaster dpry for sale Fewhca » Sun, March 31 » 3:14 PM 1
cocktail Class Racer steering and controls Batie, Fred » Wed, March 27 » 9:18 PM 1
Sassafras 16 kit for sale, partially assembled SL » Tue, March 26 » 10:23 PM 1
BRAND NEW NIGHT HERON KAYAK waverly » Mon, March 11 » 6:59 AM 1
New S&G Night Heron For Sale BARGAIN PRICE waverly » Wed, February 27 » 8:39 AM 1
Chester Yawl Kit for sale Britannia » Sun, February 24 » 9:55 AM 1

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Nesting Expedition Dinghy

Nesting Expedition Dinghy
Prototype Status:  Tested and ready
Kit Status:  Tested and ready
Plans Status:  $49 PDF download
Instruction Manual Status:  170 sequenced photos online
Pricing:  Kit TBD; Plans $49 PDF 

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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Building Photos 1-5 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 11-15 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 16-20 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 26-30 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 36-40 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 41-45 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 46-50 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 51-55 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 56-60 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 61-65 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 66-70 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 71-75 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 86-90 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 96-100 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 106-110 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 111-115 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 116-120 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 121-125 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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Building Photos 136-140 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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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

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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 DICKDOWDELL » Fri, December 28 » 2:23 PM 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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