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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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Free Leftover Materials Doug B » Fri, November 26 » 11:21 AM 3
Kaholo 12 Transom/Tailblock seems wrong HOCKENBERRY, JAY » Fri, November 26 » 11:18 AM 7
Passagemaker Gunter-Sloop Mainsail - Adding a... Gramps » Fri, November 26 » 10:20 AM 8
One piece Coaming Riser? Silver Salt » Wed, November 24 » 12:46 PM 3
Little AUK 11 blair » Wed, November 24 » 11:00 AM 3
PMD poor fillets Laszlo » Wed, November 24 » 6:38 AM 3
Shearwater Hatch Question hspira » Tue, November 23 » 1:50 PM 6
epoxy issue -- advice needed hspira » Mon, November 22 » 10:45 PM 6
Seeking Custom Overlay spclark » Mon, November 22 » 4:22 PM 2
Sectional Shearwater Sport HIP BRACE Cudo » Mon, November 22 » 11:16 AM 8
new kayak project research Mark N » Mon, November 22 » 8:30 AM 46
Cover boat for long distance cartopping? LTL » Sat, November 20 » 6:00 AM 5
Cushioned seat with back Birch2 » Fri, November 19 » 8:32 PM 3
Fix a damage Birch2 » Fri, November 19 » 8:29 PM 2
Teardrop galley shelf crack after delivery Turning Point Boatworks » Wed, November 17 » 9:44 AM 2
expedition wherry for sale Ron13 » Tue, November 16 » 7:44 PM 5
First boat choice. Grate_journey » Tue, November 16 » 6:00 PM 15
Etta louis greg27 » Tue, November 16 » 4:17 PM 5
Northeastern Dory Aluminum Dock Semora » Tue, November 16 » 7:18 AM 4
Wood Duck 14 Front Hatch Mike_C » Mon, November 15 » 6:21 PM 1
Capsizing a Peapod Lighthouse Tender PaulSG » Mon, November 15 » 4:16 PM 1
Bungee. Alternate to knots? Grumpy » Mon, November 15 » 1:31 PM 8
What does tipping out mean? murm » Sun, November 14 » 12:46 AM 3
Night Heron Hybrid vs Strip (High Deck) OlyWa_ESB » Sun, November 14 » 12:30 AM 7
Sanding through Epoxy hspira » Sat, November 13 » 10:22 PM 1
questions re finishing the hull to deck seam... ELB » Sat, November 13 » 9:36 PM 4
What does tipping out mean? murm » Sat, November 13 » 8:29 PM 1
Newbie to sanding fiberglass - questions/issues murm » Sat, November 13 » 8:26 PM 11
Northeaster mooring vs launching nate C » Sat, November 13 » 4:01 PM 6
Mill Creek 16.5: Any tips on traditional... JohninSD » Sat, November 13 » 11:58 AM 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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partly finished Mill Creek 16.5 stavrand » Fri, November 26 » 11:47 AM 1
wanted: rowing Northeaster Dory newelll » Wed, November 24 » 12:13 PM 1
Express Wherry with Front Rower Raleigh NC DeanH » Mon, November 22 » 2:43 PM 1
Light weight Shearwater 17 for sale Dan Thaler » Fri, November 19 » 7:38 AM 1
Expedition Wherry Build Kit for Sale JenJen » Mon, November 15 » 11:00 AM 2
New, Unused Trailex 8" wheels & tires x3 spclark » Sun, November 14 » 10:22 AM 1
Selling 14' Carolina Dory ( ply over frame ) BEERS, KARL » Sat, November 13 » 4:38 PM 1
Wood Duck 12 for sale BEERS, KARL » Sat, November 13 » 4:32 PM 1
jimmy skiff 11 wanted Ahlstrom, Timothy J » Sat, November 13 » 2:38 PM 1
selling my Skerry, sail and row kits ,... Pula » Wed, November 10 » 12:22 PM 5
Partly Finished PocketShip For Sale StLawSkiff » Mon, November 8 » 4:44 PM 5
Completed teardrop for sale jpmille3 » Sat, November 6 » 10:27 AM 1
PT11 for sale in NC DeanH » Wed, October 27 » 7:58 PM 4
Northeaster Dory For sale in South Florida rbush » Thu, October 21 » 5:29 PM 1
Brand New CLC Teardrop For Sale MikeDLC » Mon, October 11 » 1:49 PM 3
18' Peregrine row Boat for sale. Arty » Sun, October 10 » 12:34 PM 1
Shearwater Sport Hybrid for sale StLawSkiff » Fri, October 8 » 1:37 PM 1
Wanted: Eastport nesting pram Petronella » Thu, October 7 » 5:45 PM 1
Passagemaker dinghy for sale Steve Buzzards Bay » Wed, October 6 » 10:17 AM 1
FORSALE Mill Creek Tandem carey m » Mon, October 4 » 3:59 PM 1
Your CLC Teardrop for sale EJ » Wed, September 29 » 4:34 PM 1
CLC partially completed Pocket Ship for Sale Slash2 » Mon, September 27 » 8:52 PM 2
Chesapeake 17' Kit Timzg » Mon, September 27 » 10:54 AM 1
Passagemaker on trailer needs a new home WaterSpoon » Wed, September 22 » 2:00 PM 5
WANTED: Passagemaker or alike for learning Steve Buzzards Bay » Thu, September 16 » 11:18 AM 2
Selling W17 Trimaran kit Kelly Swan » Tue, September 14 » 11:46 AM 1
Passagemaker marconi tanbark main and jib sail,... austramazonia » Sun, September 12 » 7:27 PM 2
Passagemaker dinghy for sale Steve Buzzards Bay » Wed, September 8 » 11:28 AM 1
Selling Skerry in Austin Texas Hombre » Mon, September 6 » 10:59 PM 3
Annapolis Wherry - For Sale Gris » Thu, September 2 » 3:55 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 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
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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 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
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 shepshepard » Sat, December 5 » 5:47 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 shepshepard » Sun, December 6 » 3:20 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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