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Reefing a Jimmy Skiff II edyesedclc » Sat, July 20 » 8:33 PM 5
24 miles in a Mystery Grumpy » Sat, July 20 » 8:18 PM 1
Assembling finger joints (Skerry) Mark N » Sat, July 20 » 4:02 PM 7
Artic Hawk CaptainSkully » Sat, July 20 » 11:18 AM 6
Launched Annapolis Wherry Gramps » Fri, July 19 » 1:00 PM 1
Launch Day - Northeaster Dory in Swampscott Anthony B » Fri, July 19 » 9:57 AM 3
Restoration is on hold until O learn... Laszlo » Fri, July 19 » 12:01 AM 1
Kayak Carrier Opinions! Patrick N » Thu, July 18 » 1:40 PM 4
Passagemaker Gunter-Sloop Mainsail - Adding a... CaptainSkully » Thu, July 18 » 1:30 PM 5
Wetlander Gramps » Thu, July 18 » 2:08 AM 1
Eastport Pram Varnish and Paint Gramps » Wed, July 17 » 3:12 PM 6
Trailer setup for Skerry ANDERSON, MICHAEL » Wed, July 17 » 2:34 PM 3
Anchor park for Northeaster Dory Gramps » Wed, July 17 » 11:18 AM 1
2" Clamps geophile » Wed, July 17 » 9:19 AM 4
Lovely 17" LT Kayak Laszlo » Tue, July 16 » 8:34 PM 2
Little Auk Strongback guidance Mark N » Tue, July 16 » 5:07 PM 1
Self Rescuing a Passagemaker carey m » Tue, July 16 » 4:32 PM 3
Transporting Chesapeake 17 car-top? carey m » Tue, July 16 » 4:25 PM 3
Pre-Kote turned to Gum!?!? carey m » Tue, July 16 » 3:55 PM 2
Kaholo hybrid Laszlo » Tue, July 16 » 8:12 AM 1
Pre-Kote primer oceanis5 » Tue, July 16 » 12:21 AM 1
Interlux Pre Kote and Brightside Paint Temperature oceanis5 » Tue, July 16 » 12:16 AM 5
Passagemaker Gunter Sloop - Rigging Details George K » Mon, July 15 » 5:20 PM 4
Matt varnish or Matt+Gloss which might look... George K » Mon, July 15 » 5:16 PM 4
Restoring my pram Brown, Tom » Mon, July 15 » 12:21 PM 1
Stacking boats Laszlo » Sun, July 14 » 8:45 PM 4
Dory sailing downwind with lug rig: big problem! Mummichog » Sat, July 13 » 3:56 PM 7
WD14 puzzle joint Keaner » Sat, July 13 » 12:03 AM 8
Mystery Build Complete hspira » Fri, July 12 » 7:07 PM 3
Skerry Rudder Popup? daniel b » Thu, July 11 » 11:14 AM 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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Elements for Northeaster Dory sailing setup m.c. » Wed, July 17 » 8:20 PM 5
Sloop Rig from Northeaster Dory Red Dory » Tue, July 16 » 2:36 PM 2
Chester Yawl CCornwell » Thu, July 11 » 2:50 PM 1
Oxford 1 for sale jptingle » Wed, July 10 » 1:19 PM 1
Northeaster Dory for Sale Wayne K » Wed, July 10 » 12:39 PM 2
Shearwater 16 Hybrid Macaluso, Charlie » Wed, July 10 » 12:02 PM 1
Peeler Skiff for Sale Traverse City Michigan redlaw54 » Tue, July 9 » 7:53 PM 2
Northeast Dory with full sail rig and oars for... ShoreTerp » Tue, July 9 » 11:43 AM 1
17' Guillemot, customized Brian H. » Sun, July 7 » 2:53 PM 1
T-Shirt dwhydro » Sun, July 7 » 2:31 PM 1
Sail Kit TedE » Wed, July 3 » 11:14 AM 1
Peeler Skiff for sale grant4368 » Sun, June 30 » 1:15 PM 1
Partially built NE Dory for sale in Florida oceanluvr » Fri, June 28 » 4:39 PM 5
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
Passagemaker or Tenderly dinghy Burdett, Bob » Wed, May 29 » 10:02 PM 1
Chesapeake 17 LT for sale Mike99 » Tue, May 28 » 12:35 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
Plans for an Alden Martin Trainer Rob C. » Wed, April 10 » 10:41 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 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
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Building Photos 86-90 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
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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

Title: Last Post By: Posts:
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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