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CLC Gift Cards

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.

Stainless Bottle Opener

Stainless Bottle Opener

A handy bottle opener from Sea Dog. Mount on a transom or any other flat surface in your boat!Specifications: Material: Investment Cast 316 Stainless Mounting Holes: 2-3/8" on center (dimension "A" in drawing) Fasteners: (2) #6 FH Stainless...

$19.95

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

The Gift of Boatbuilding 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...

from $25.00

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

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. ...

$19.95

Northeaster Dory Tee

Northeaster Dory Tee

Once upon a time, before refrigeration, the humble dory fisherman fed the world.  Dispatched from schooners, Gloucestermen in dories reeled in easy-to-catch, easy-to-dry cod.  Now, we build dories for fun.  And we wear them as nifty...

from $11.65

Build Your Own Boat - Kayak Tee

Build Your Own Boat - Kayak Tee

CLC's New Build Your Own Boat - Kayak T-Shirts are here.  And, in a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton!  The fabric and ink are first-rate.  Silhouettes of popular kayaks and canoes are visable on the back of the shirt....

from $8.00

PocketShip Tee

PocketShip Tee

PocketShip, which looks great in your shop or on the water, also looks good on your back.  Proclaim your good taste in wooden sailboats with a PocketShip t-shirt. In white, with very sharp graphics, including the "PocketShip & Pleiades"...

from $11.65

Build Your Own Boat - Small Craft Tee

Build Your Own Boat - Small Craft Tee

CLC's New Build Your Own Boat - Smallcraft T-Shirts are here.  And, in a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton!  The fabric and ink are first-rate.  Silhouettes of popular sailing and rowing craft are visable on the back of the...

from $8.00

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 $11.65

CLC Cap

CLC Cap

Sartorial splendor. The cutting edge of fashion and comfort. CLC Paddler logo on the front. Check out our new colors; Digital Camo, Maroon, Mustard, Mocha and Sky Blue (w/Navy logo)         

from $11.65

Kaholo Stand-Up-Paddleboard Tee

Kaholo Stand-Up-Paddleboard Tee

Stand-Up Paddleboarders have their own culture, so they need their own t-shirts.  These new Kaholo SUP tees feature a brand new Kaholo-specific Chesapeake Light Craft logo!These are sand-colored tees with orange and black screen printed...

from $8.00

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 $27.50

Passagemaker Dinghy 3D Tee

Passagemaker Dinghy 3D Tee

Lightweight, 90% ring spun cotton, 10% polyester, short sleeve tee, featuring line drawings of our Passagemaker Dinghy.  2D lines on the front and a large 3D rendering on the back.  In a light heather gray with navy blue lines.

from $14.99

4-in-1 Razor Saw Set

4-in-1 Razor Saw Set

4-in-1 general purpose set with 4 removable blades. Comes with deluxe handle. The 4 included blades are: 32TPI thin kerf, 5-1/2" long 52TPI ultra thin kerf, 4-1/2" long 24TPI medium thin kerf, 4-1/2" long saber blade 24TPI keyhole saber...

$13.80

Hood Loop Strap by Thule

Hood Loop Strap by Thule

Long loop strap provides anchor point for boat and load straps on vehicles without undercarriage attachment points. Boat bow & stern tie-down loops that are fastened inside the vehicle hood and protrude out through the edge to provide a...

$19.95

Curved Point Tweezers

Curved Point Tweezers

4-1/2" long curved point tweezers with fine tips. Handy for tight work on delicate scale model kits.

$6.90

Quick Loop by Thule

Quick Loop by Thule

Long loop strap provides anchor point for boat and load straps on vehicles without undercarriage attachment points. Boat bow & stern tie-down loops that are fastened inside the vehicle hood or trunk hatch and protrude out through the edge...

$29.95

Retractable Hobby Knife Set

Retractable Hobby Knife Set

This knife is made from durable high-impact polycarbonate plastic. A retracting feature makes it more suitable for one-handed operation and safer to carry. Ships with one No.11 blade in the handle and five additional No.11 hobby blades in plastic...

$9.00

Wherries 3D Tee

Wherries 3D Tee

100% cotton, heavyweight short sleeve tees, featuring line drawings of CLC's three wherries: the Annapolis Wherry, Annapolis Wherry Tandem, and Expedition Wherry. 2D lines on the front and large 3D renderings on the back. Shirt is garnet with...

from $11.65

Flat Nose Precision Pliers

Flat Nose Precision Pliers

These Flat Nose Precision Pliers feature box joint construction, precision alignment, and a spring opening. 4-5/8" long.

$10.60

Skerry 3D Tee

Skerry 3D Tee

Heavyweight, 100% cotton, short sleeve t-shirts, featuring line drawings of our Skerry Daysailer.  2D lines on the front, with a large 3D rendering on the back.  Shirt is navy blue with white lines.

from $11.65

The Zen of Wooden Kayak Building

The Zen of Wooden Kayak Building

The Zen of Wooden Kayak Building is all about building a Chesapeake 16, from parts pile to launch. Tackling the apparently abstract boatbuilding process is much easier after watching how easy it really is. The video clarifies building any CLC...

$15.95

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak

By Nick Schade. 202 pages, 1998. "Strip-building" - assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull - has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed...

$21.95

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

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

Reeds Knot Handbook

Reeds Knot Handbook

A Pocket Guide to Knots, Hitches and Bends. 128 pages, by the felicitously named Jim Whippy.  Includes clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations for all of the knots you need for a lifetime of rigging Chesapeake Light Craft...

$9.95

Racing to the Yukon

Racing to the Yukon

A Lifetime of Adventure racing from the Everglades to the Amazon to the World's Longest Canoe Race In 2000, when Rob Price decided to return to competetive canoe racing after turning 40 years old, he had no ides of the exciting adventures and...

$19.95

Knots - Splices - Line Handling - Captain's Quick Guides

Knots - Splices - Line Handling - Captain's Quick Guides

On the water, when questions arise, there is no time to spend searching through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's QuickGuides provide all the answers--fast. Drawn from the world's largest boating library, each laminated QuickGuide presents 14...

$9.95

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

Danuu SUP Leash

Danuu SUP Leash

The Danuu SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Leash reduces drag by keeping your leash up on the back of the board and out of the water. The leash features a high strength double swivel, 5/16" polyurethane coiled cord, and a comfortable padded cuff....

$29.95

Kayak Toggles (pair)

Kayak Toggles (pair)

A simple and clean handle solution. Includes 3 feet of black cord and a pair of toggles.

$11.25

Brass Padeye

Brass Padeye

4-screw flange for bow and stern lines. Looks classy on the bow of any boat, or anywhere you need to fasten something. Use #8 screws (Not included). The eye opening measures about 3/4" x 3/4".  The screwholes are on 1-3/8" centers on the...

$10.50

Knee Brace Kit

Knee Brace Kit

Minicel foam blanks. Glue to the underside of your coaming and carve to a perfect fit.  Indispensable for good control of a sea kayak in edging turns and handling waves.  Even in relaxed paddling, they give your knees something to rest...

$15.00

Fancy Grab Handle

Fancy Grab Handle

A perennial favorite, the Fancy Grab Handle is a comfortable alternative to the toggle or grab-loop style of carrying handle for kayaks. Fasten them to sheerclamps at the bow and stern, or anywhere else on the boat you want a sturdy grab handle....

from $7.50

Cockpit Cover - Wood Ducks & Shearwater Double

Cockpit Cover - Wood Ducks & Shearwater Double

Fits over the kayak cockpit to keep out sand, rain, and critters. Nylon; available in blue, green, or black with CLC logo. Fits the Wood Duck 10 & 12 Kayaks and the Shearwater Double only.  Available in camouflage, black, and yellow...

from $32.00

Tuff Sack

Tuff Sack

Drop your gear in the bag, fold down that watertight closure and forget about it. Professional outfitters around the globe rely on NRS Tuff Sacks to keep gear dry all season long, season after season. The heavy-duty PVC construction combined...

from $24.95

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

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

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

Eco Flare

Eco Flare

Make yourself visible with the Eco Flare™ personal locator light. An essential safety item for sea kayakers, it comes complete with two bulbs: one for constant area light and a flashing red LED. Whether you're paddling through shipping lanes...

$12.95

Signal Mirror and Whistle

Signal Mirror and Whistle

The Hot Shot Signal Mirror/Whistle Combo assures that you are seen and heard. The unique aiming device lets you be sure you're aiming the light beam at your target. Essential signaling devices for open water and back country boating. Here's how...

$14.95

Bow Eye Security Loop

Bow Eye Security Loop

Bow eyes will serve as a heavy duty security loop for your small craft.  This is 304 Stamped Stainless Steel and comes with adjustable finish nuts. The 3/8" shafts have rolled threads. The 1-1/16" bow eye has a thread length of 1-1/2"...

from $10.45

Bailing Pump - by NRS

Bailing Pump - by NRS

A compact and lightweight bilge pump is an important component to a touring kayaker or sailors gear list. This 21" long bilge pump from NRS comes complete with a float.

$19.95

Keepers Footbraces

Keepers Footbraces

The same Keepers™ adjustable footbraces we use in our kits. Made of tough engineering plastic, they can be used if you are not planning on using a Feathercraft rudder on your boat. Black. Includes mounting hardware. Price is for a pair of...

$26.50

Footbrace Mounting Kit  (FMK)

Footbrace Mounting Kit (FMK)

We have long been advocates of KISS-principle footbrace installation: just through-bolt the footbraces to the sides of the kayak hull. However, we've heard from scores of builders over the years who prefer to hide the footbrace mounting bolts on...

$14.00

Oarlock Risers (pair)

Oarlock Risers (pair)

Sipo hardwood blocks for mounting additional rowing stations or to add a little extra clearance for the oars on our rowing boats. Angle-Mount Risers are standard on Passagemaker Dinghy and Chester Yawl kits, and are used with...

from $18.99

Belaying Pin

Belaying Pin

  Traditional belaying pins for traditional smallcraft.  Standard issue in sailing versions of the Southwester Dory, these pins are hand-turned in the USA with oak handles and maple pins.  They feature a 1/2" diameter x 4-1/2" pin...

$12.00

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

Deck Plates

Deck Plates

Screw-in plates (also known as inspection ports). They are available in 4" or 6".  Perfect for boats with bulkheads but no deck hatches; allows ventilation and access to small items. Handsome marine-grade black or pure white, with molded-in...

from $12.00

Oarsman Marine Tallow - Leather & Oarlock Lubricant

Oarsman Marine Tallow - Leather & Oarlock Lubricant

Tallow is a superior treatment and preservative for oar leathers, gaff jaw leathers and the like--essentially any full grain, smooth faced leather intended for marine or outdoor use.  It has wide application as a...

$19.99

Leather Oar Collars

Leather Oar Collars

Oak-tanned leather collars protect spoon or flat blade oars and add a classic touch. Easy to install and very durable.  This do-it-yourself kit includes: two oar leathers (7"x9"), two leather buttons (1/2"x13"), bag of brass brads, and...

$29.99

Plastic Oar Collar

Plastic Oar Collar

Plastic collars protect the varnished shafts of spoon blade and flat blade oars from oarlock wear. Sold in pairs; includes nails for attachment.   Interior diameter: 1-3/4"  

$14.00

Bow Ball

Bow Ball

These special purpose rubber attachments protect the bow tips of rowing shells and kayaks, preventing boat damage and injuries on shore or in the surf. In many rowing shell events, you cannot participate in events without a bow ball in place to...

$11.00

Cockpit Cover - Chesapeake & Shearwater Std.

Cockpit Cover - Chesapeake & Shearwater Std.

Get one now, in a color to match your nylon spray skirt.  Keeps out rain and sun while cartopping.  In our "long term fleet," some of which have been on the road for over ten years, the interior cockpit fittings degrade substantially due...

from $32.00

Lug Life Tees

Lug Life Tees

If you get the reference, you are hip. Join the fraternity of lug-rigged sailors with our new "Lug Life" T-shirt. In blue, with a proper drawing of a lugger on the back. Also available in white, as a v-neck.

from $11.65

Cockpit Cover - Shearwater Sport

Cockpit Cover - Shearwater Sport

Get one now, keeps out rain and sun while cartopping.  In our "long term fleet," some of which have been on the road for over ten years, the interior cockpit fittings degrade substantially due to UV light while being cartopped, so we use...

$32.00

Cockpit Cover - Guillemot, Petrel & Night Heron Kayaks

Cockpit Cover - Guillemot, Petrel & Night Heron Kayaks

Get one now, keeps out rain and sun while cartopping.  In our "long term fleet," some of which have been on the road for over ten years, the interior cockpit fittings degrade substantially due to UV light while being cartopped, so we use...

$32.00

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 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

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

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

Clear Deck Plate - 6

Clear Deck Plate - 6" by Beckson

Beckson screw-out watertight deck plates provide tool free easy access to valves, tanks and compartments. These deck plates feature a a white ring, clear self-aligning screw in center cap which makes cross-threading and mis-aligning virtually...

from $20.00

Woodzilla by MAS Epoxies

Woodzilla by MAS Epoxies

Woodzilla is an easy-to-use, wood-colored epoxy cartridge from MAS Epoxies. Fast Curing, translucent paste epoxy with unlimited bonding, sealing and filling applications. For use by professionals, homeowners and DIY Hobbyists. Formulated with...

$23.09

C-Clamps

C-Clamps

Light duty, drop forged C-Clamps, with galvanized finish.   Available in two different sizes.  What can we say?  A boatbuilder can never have enough clamps.  These 2-inch clamps are great for kayaks coamings, and small...

from $4.65

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

Malone Sentry

Malone Sentry

Bow and stern ratcheting tie-downs.  Quickly secures the bow and stern of a car-topped boat.  Allows for easy adjustment and quick removal.  Includes 2 locking ratchets, hooks, cord and boat loops. - 12 ft in length  

$29.95



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