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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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Dallas area builders - I have a deal for you VSC » Thu, September 24 » 9:22 PM 1
Duckling Disaster Skyring » Thu, September 24 » 6:01 PM 17
finished the rigging hspira » Thu, September 24 » 2:03 PM 1
Thinking of buying the Chesapeake 17, not sure... Laszlo » Thu, September 24 » 1:04 PM 11
PMD Sail Seems High Laszlo » Thu, September 24 » 12:46 PM 2
Shearwater Sport Front Hatch? Laszlo » Thu, September 24 » 12:37 PM 5
PMD Rudder Failure Laszlo » Thu, September 24 » 12:33 PM 5
CLC Peapod build RoamingGnome » Wed, September 23 » 3:21 PM 5
PocketShip Bilge Keels? CaptainSkully » Wed, September 23 » 2:16 PM 3
Sailrig akas curve - open canoe Jim in Indy » Wed, September 23 » 11:48 AM 1
CLC Runabout Design atwoodyducker » Tue, September 22 » 4:34 PM 30
Fiberglassing Inlay Wood » Tue, September 22 » 2:39 AM 3
New to CLC mdredmond » Mon, September 21 » 11:54 PM 3
First Time Builder - Gaps between Panels? KayakRich » Mon, September 21 » 2:18 AM 2
App for tracking rowing? RogerD » Sat, September 19 » 12:58 PM 8
Eastport Nesting Pram Skid Installation CaptainSkully » Wed, September 16 » 5:25 AM 1
Does epoxy affect drop cloth? Are there drop... JGP » Tue, September 15 » 7:06 PM 9
Skerry restoration questions (many) DU PONT, ERIC » Mon, September 14 » 4:43 PM 14
Kaholo supplies for beginners greg27 » Mon, September 14 » 3:42 PM 6
NED Lashing Length H2OMansLibrary » Mon, September 14 » 12:00 PM 1
Rowing position & form Gramps » Mon, September 14 » 10:28 AM 4
new night heron hybrid hokker » Mon, September 14 » 12:43 AM 2
Fender Recommendation John Cornellier » Sat, September 12 » 3:45 PM 9
Wood Duck Outdoor Storage Woodboy » Fri, September 11 » 4:58 PM 1
plans for sails spclark » Fri, September 11 » 7:36 AM 1
NE Dory Questions John Cornellier » Thu, September 10 » 11:00 PM 3
Peapod mast Dave Chambers » Thu, September 10 » 10:36 AM 4
Proper epoxy thickness for gluing planks... Yambo » Thu, September 10 » 4:57 AM 6
Peeler Skiff Complete Gramps » Wed, September 9 » 11:15 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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Shearwater Sport kit in Northern Colorado Billcotton » Tue, September 15 » 3:37 PM 1
Eastport Pram Sailing Kit - Seattle CaptainSkully » Sun, September 13 » 10:38 AM 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
Passagemaker Dinghy for sale Chespearl » Sat, August 15 » 10:57 PM 1
NE Dory with Lug Rig and Trailer for sale -... LadyHawke » Tue, August 4 » 11:08 AM 1
Check this deal out! Pocketship kit for 2,000... Josh103010 » Thu, July 23 » 12:35 PM 1
Cedar Strip Mystic River 17' Canoe SHEAR, DAVID » Wed, July 22 » 3:17 PM 1
Shearwater Sport Hybrid and Nymph 12 for sale Dan Thaler » Sun, July 19 » 6:22 AM 1
Looking to buy Chester Yawl F.H. » Fri, July 17 » 6:36 PM 1
Expedition Wherry for Sale daniel b » Fri, July 17 » 6:20 PM 2
Skerry for sale dsumm » Wed, July 15 » 8:42 PM 3
Annapolis Wherry Tandem for sale ROWBOY » Sat, July 11 » 9:29 PM 1
Wood Strip Built Kayak cyclecollector » Sat, July 11 » 2:25 PM 2
Finish build in Louisiana Davis, Steven » Sat, July 11 » 11:41 AM 1
Eastport nesting pram for sale High Pockets » Sat, July 11 » 9:07 AM 1
Passagemaker for sale in Los Angeles, incl.... methridge » Fri, July 10 » 11:21 PM 1
Grey Owl Tempest Paddle PhilJ » Sat, July 4 » 9:04 AM 1
Skerry for sale mmfletcher » Wed, July 1 » 12:00 PM 1
Outrigger Junior for Sale--Mineral VA Perdue, David » Wed, July 1 » 10:40 AM 1
Completed 15’ Skerry For Sale - Looking of a... tornado61 » Thu, June 4 » 2:33 PM 6
WTB Solo Canoe in Seattle STOLZBERG, STEVE » Mon, May 25 » 11:36 PM 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
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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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