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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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Skerry Spritsail Height Above Boat suilven » Fri, March 22 » 10:50 PM 5
CH 17 hatch frames Grumpy » Fri, March 22 » 10:03 PM 3
Skerry Rudder Popup? Potbelly Slim » Fri, March 22 » 7:35 PM 1
CLC Runabout Design Giggin » Fri, March 22 » 1:15 PM 5
Skerry epoxy concerns suilven » Thu, March 21 » 11:41 PM 12
Passagemaker bottom fiberglass work Gramps » Thu, March 21 » 3:59 PM 10
Skerry daggerboard rowing question Gramps » Thu, March 21 » 3:43 PM 2
Two-up sliding seat rig for a sailing Northeast... Tools » Thu, March 21 » 11:51 AM 4
Varnish Laszlo » Wed, March 20 » 10:58 AM 6
Help with hole on top of mast BPamp » Tue, March 19 » 9:13 PM 8
Varnishing tip needed Tools » Tue, March 19 » 5:11 PM 7
New eye candy on shop cam Laszlo » Tue, March 19 » 8:39 AM 1
Sanding Varnish SandyWay » Mon, March 18 » 11:24 PM 8
Starting a Northeaster Dory? please read! Jameson » Mon, March 18 » 4:23 PM 3
Kaholo Nui? Commuterfisher » Mon, March 18 » 3:34 PM 8
Side-Seats on the NE Dory Silver Salt » Mon, March 18 » 8:59 AM 10
Passagemaker in the Wild CaptainSkully » Mon, March 18 » 7:07 AM 1
Eastport Pram mast hole CaptainSkully » Sun, March 17 » 9:27 AM 1
Chester Yawl Kit for sale in Maryland Britannia » Sat, March 16 » 4:15 PM 1
how did I fill the gudgeon screw holes? Moonchaser » Wed, March 13 » 6:51 PM 1
Sanding Varnish SandyWay » Wed, March 13 » 5:58 PM 1
Toggles or peremeter line Silver Salt » Tue, March 12 » 4:49 PM 2
More questions on GIS for MarkN Silver Salt » Tue, March 12 » 4:44 PM 2
Laid down fiberglass months ago. How do I prep... RickW » Mon, March 11 » 9:25 PM 2
Noreaster Sliding Seat Rowing Frame Mounting Jameson » Mon, March 11 » 4:03 PM 3
Guider...Tenderly?!? Capt. Ainokea » Mon, March 11 » 1:50 PM 4
Looking a real clear varnish or marine poly Mark N » Mon, March 11 » 1:49 PM 4
Looking a real clear varnish or marine poly Anthony B » Mon, March 11 » 8:12 AM 1
Daggerboard trunk plug Gramps » Sun, March 10 » 7:33 PM 1
Shop cam audio Silver Salt » Fri, March 8 » 2:36 PM 3

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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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BRAND NEW NIGHT HERON KAYAK waverly » Mon, March 11 » 6:59 AM 1
Sassafras 16 kit for sale, partially assembled SL » Mon, March 11 » 12:25 AM 1
Northeaster dpry for sale Hindukush » Thu, March 7 » 9:54 AM 1
Elements for Northeaster Dory sailing setup m.c. » Sun, March 3 » 1:55 PM 2
3 boats for sale Dan Thaler » Fri, March 1 » 5:53 AM 1
New S&G Night Heron For Sale BARGAIN PRICE waverly » Wed, February 27 » 8:39 AM 1
Chester Yawl Kit for sale Britannia » Sun, February 24 » 9:55 AM 1
Two NE Dory with full sails (Jib and main) For... ShoreTerp » Fri, February 22 » 10:44 AM 1
Passagemaker Needs Some TLC CaptainSkully » Wed, February 20 » 5:37 AM 1
Beautiful Annapolis Wherry Steve in Austin » Fri, February 15 » 5:10 PM 1
Skerry for Sale Diving Duck » Tue, January 29 » 2:57 PM 2
Chesapeake 17 Hybrid Kayak For Sale blue candle » Sat, January 19 » 3:53 PM 1
Used sprit sail Meyer, Robert » Sat, December 29 » 7:13 PM 1
TD Camper for sale Diving Duck » Tue, December 18 » 2:01 PM 1
Brand New Ready-to-Build Shearwater Sport Kayak... LMK » Fri, December 7 » 3:44 PM 2
Teardrop Camper (Los Angeles) SHEPARD, ZACHARY » Thu, November 29 » 12:21 PM 1
Wanted Peeler Skiff Project Phil Morris » Mon, November 19 » 1:12 PM 1
Oars, RowWing and Trailer for Annapolis Wherry Row Pete » Wed, November 14 » 1:24 PM 1
Eastport pram top cover Rich Sr » Sun, November 11 » 9:24 AM 1
New NIght Heron S&G Kayak for Sale Jim H » Sat, November 3 » 7:07 AM 2
NEW NIGHT HERON S&G KAYAK FOR SALE waverly » Mon, October 29 » 1:17 PM 1
New Shearwater Sport Hybrid Kit For Sale LMK » Sun, October 28 » 7:46 PM 1
EXPEDITION WHERRY FOR SALE gramse » Mon, October 22 » 11:07 AM 1
Pair of unfinished Annapolis Wherry kits for sale eslitz » Mon, October 8 » 10:57 AM 1
Professionally Built/Finished Shearwater Sport Nancy, CLC » Thu, August 2 » 10:15 AM 1
Baidarka kayaks for sale Nancy, CLC » Fri, June 15 » 12:14 PM 1
Vintage Fine Woodworking Magazines! Nancy, CLC » Mon, January 29 » 4:35 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
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
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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
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Building Photos 96-100 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 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 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
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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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