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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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Attaching eye straps to hull... Mark N » Wed, November 25 » 4:43 AM 5
Requeswt Approval, Alternate Build Process thrillsbe » Tue, November 24 » 9:21 PM 11
Sticky epoxy coating ews » Tue, November 24 » 8:21 PM 3
CLC Peapod build PaulSG » Tue, November 24 » 2:31 PM 11
Sanding epoxy - how much is enough? H2OMansLibrary » Tue, November 24 » 10:40 AM 6
Thinning schooner 96 varnish with mineral spirits H2OMansLibrary » Tue, November 24 » 10:34 AM 3
Wood Duck 12 - getting in and out Laszlo » Tue, November 24 » 8:09 AM 1
repair stain/epoxy dribble hspira » Mon, November 23 » 8:18 PM 1
Basement boat shop Mitchell » Mon, November 23 » 6:59 PM 4
Chesapeake 16 & 16LT - More CNC Work mdredmond » Mon, November 23 » 3:07 PM 1
Kaholo 12.5 Hybrid Complete hspira » Sat, November 21 » 6:59 PM 1
Night Heron Hybrid Stash » Sat, November 21 » 12:43 PM 16
Plastic underlayment for glueing panels mdredmond » Sat, November 21 » 12:38 PM 5
Viking Ship Under Construction on the ShopCam BarryM » Sat, November 21 » 9:30 AM 2
precoating passagemaker seats / bulkheads DICKDOWDELL » Thu, November 19 » 5:11 PM 6
Assemble Passagemaker Take-apart in water? Gramps » Thu, November 19 » 12:56 PM 10
Drill-Fill-Drill Poopdeck Pappy » Thu, November 19 » 12:43 PM 10
Southwester Dory foam Skeeter2 » Thu, November 19 » 10:06 AM 2
Reinforce football on WD Laszlo » Wed, November 18 » 8:26 PM 2
Kaholo Buikhead Cutout Question Vashon Michael » Wed, November 18 » 11:32 AM 4
Skerry gudgeons Mark N » Wed, November 18 » 3:32 AM 2
Fitting an electric motor to the Northeaster Dory Delaware River Joe » Mon, November 16 » 8:25 PM 8
Jimmy Skiff - seats not fitting spclark » Mon, November 16 » 9:20 AM 4
setup trailer for passagemaker upspirate » Sun, November 15 » 10:25 PM 9
Skerry: Gunter or Lug cbb10712 » Sun, November 15 » 4:53 PM 5
Stern came apart -- what now? geophile » Sun, November 15 » 12:16 PM 4
Adding Smart track rudder system to Chesapeake... Mark N » Sun, November 15 » 11:03 AM 6
Northeaster bow "round" Mark N » Sun, November 15 » 11:00 AM 14
Southwester Dory floatation Mark N » Sun, November 15 » 10:55 AM 5
Passagemaker inwales Rocketeer17 » Thu, November 12 » 1:31 PM 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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Northeaster Dory w/Lug rig and trailer for sale... LadyHawke » Mon, November 9 » 5:02 PM 1
Arctic Hawk for Sale $2650 or best offer cprint » Fri, November 6 » 1:52 PM 1
POCKETSHIP FOR SALE Oakes » Sun, November 1 » 4:20 PM 1
matunuck surf kayak for sale Cindy L. » Sun, November 1 » 8:32 AM 1
Chesapeake Double Wallin » Sat, October 31 » 10:09 AM 1
Sea Island Sport kit for sale OGEESAN » Mon, October 26 » 6:42 PM 1
Prom top over Rich Sr » Thu, October 15 » 1:39 PM 1
Skerry Skiff and Trailer for Sale Meschter, Ed » Tue, October 6 » 9:17 AM 1
SCAMP microcruiser sailboat for sale Mudpie » Sun, October 4 » 10:07 AM 1
Two kayaks for sale Aaroport » Tue, September 29 » 10:01 AM 1
Shearwater Sport kit in Northern Colorado Billcotton » Tue, September 15 » 3:37 PM 1
Chesapeake 17LT for sale Lourich, Paul » Sat, September 12 » 11:47 AM 1
Annapolis Wherry SusanFoxRogers » Thu, September 10 » 1:07 PM 1
Chesapeake 14 Carm » Thu, August 27 » 9:48 PM 1
Want to Buy "Madness" Proa Jack7 » Thu, August 27 » 5:55 PM 1
Chesapeake 14 Carm » Sun, August 23 » 8:45 PM 1
spray skirt dwhydro » Sat, August 22 » 7:53 PM 1
Shearwater Sport Hybrid and Nymph 12 for sale Dan Thaler » Sun, June 28 » 7:16 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 Shras » Sat, November 7 » 6:28 AM 1
Building Photos 6-10 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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
Building Photos 21-25 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 26-30 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 31-35 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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
Building Photos 76-80 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 81-85 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 86-90 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 91-95 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 96-100 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 101-105 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
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
Building Photos 126-130 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 131-135 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 136-140 CLC Forum Admin » Tue, April 4 » 10:35 AM 1
Building Photos 141-145 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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Sketchbook

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