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he desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting-place. It is for that reason, perhaps, that, when it comes, the desire to build a boat is one of those that cannot be resisted. It begins as a little cloud on a serene horizon. It ends by covering the whole sky, so that you can think of nothing else. You must build to regain your freedom. "And always you comfort yourself with the thought that yours will be the perfect boat, the boat that you may search the harbours of the world for and not find." Arthur Ransome, "Racundra's First Cruise" 1923


Three Ways to Build a CLC Boat: Whether you are a professional who has built a hundred boats, or a trembling beginner without a C-clamp to your name, or someone in between, we've got a boatbuilding project for YOU.

Build From a Kit We've shipped more than 30,000 of our meticulously prepared wooden boat kits to every state and more than 70 countries around the world. With comprehensive instruction manuals and everything you need right there in the box, this is how most people build a boat in their garage. Or in their basement, carport, living room, or dormitory. Or even on the deck of a yacht halfway across the Atlantic. (This actually happened.) Tech support is free and unlimited. Our job at CLC is to make sure your kit goes together and that you make it to launch day.

LapstitchTM Chester Yawl Kit

Stitch-&-Glue Wood Duck Kayak Kit

Build From Plans Want to build it from scratch? Detailed plans and instructions have been a priority at CLC since 1991. Our plans have been featured in magazines from Popular Mechanics to WoodenBoat Magazine and a score of others. They keep getting better every single year. We've got a little bit of everything, from plans suitable to first-timers, on up to big projects for people who know their way around a scale-rule. Nearly all of our plan sets feature instruction manuals with step-by-step photos, and most plans provide full-sized patterns for every part in the boat. And just as with our kits, tech support is free. Just call or email.

Build-Your-Own Annapolis Wherry Class with Instructor Geoff Kerr

Build Your Boat in a Class Since 1994 we've led more build-your-own-boat classes than any company on the planet. Hundreds of classes, thousands of delighted students. Most classes are a week in length, and you take your own boat home at the end! Instructors aren't just professional boatbuilders; they're professional teachers. With an average class size of seven or eight students, you'll get all the individual attention you want, and we won't let you leave with a crummy boat. Most students tell us: "We could have just built one of your kits at home. But we knew that taking a week off for a class would guarantee that the thing gets built, and built right." It's great fun. CLC's Annapolis Showroom

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Introduction Visit Our Huge Website We wish we could fit everything into this catalog. We really do. But with a hundred boat designs in our stable, each available with a vast array of options, consider this glossy book just a tasty boatbuilding sampler. Then surf over to clcboats.com to see all of our designs, all of the data, all of the current pricing, galleries with thousands of photos, hundreds of pages of boatbuilding tips, and hours of video.

The Builders Forum The Builder's Forum is the most popular destination on our website. Share tips and connect with builders who are working on the same boat!

clcboats.com is where you should go to study and compare all of our designs, learn about new boats and gear, and find out about nearby shows, demos, and boatbuilding classes.

Videos - We've got Videos! Step-by-step boatbuilding tutorials, master classes, and on-water clips of our boats in use. And it's all free. Hours and hours and hours of it.

Facebook is actually cool. Even boatbuilders are hip to the social media thing. Our busy Facebook page features your projects and news from our own shop.

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How To Reach Us

How We Ship Boat Kits

We work really hard to be responsive and easy to reach.

Boat kits and oars and plywood and things are bulky! The packaging varies from one boat to the next, but most comprise one or two large cartons the shape and size of an eight-foottall door, accompanied by one or two smaller boxes with your epoxy kit and peripherals. The largest carton is rarely more than 60 pounds. We use a freight company for kit shipping. In most cases, a UPS-sized step-truck will pull up to your house to unload the boxes. We will email a tracking number so you can follow the progress of your kit in transit.

You can call us at 410 267 0137 from 9am to 5pm, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. You can fax us anytime at 410 267 5689.

Email is a great way to get in touch. We try to answer

email six days a week, and within 24 hours, although response times will vary. If your email account issues challenges, or filters aggressively, you might not get a response or order updates from us. We respond to ALL emails, so if you don't hear from us, there might have been a typo in your email address or our response is in your spam box. Send emails to info@clcboats.com

We have a huge store and showroom, too! Love to see you

here in Annapolis if you can make it. At the store you can order and pick up boat kits and accessories, talk to staff, and tour the boatbuilding shops.

Ordering

On the website you’ll find tools that allow you calculate kit shipping prices with your zip code, and more information about how we ship. Unlike Amazon, which mainly ships small things, we have to grapple with big, awkward things! Less bulky accessories ship via UPS, and ship free if they total over $350. Accessories will be shipped separately from your kit packages, so a boat kit and accessories may arrive at your home in several waves.

In this technologically advanced age you have many ways to order:

Order online safely with a credit card at clcboats.com You may call in credit card orders from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday - Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. Please call 410-267-0137.

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 Canadian and overseas customers: checks and money orders must be payable through a U.S. bank and in U.S. dollars You can drop by our shop to pick up kits and supplies! To verify that your kit is ready for you, please call ahead to arrange a pick up day and time.

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CUSTOMERS: Please contact us for shipping rates on all items.

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ome 32 years ago I hammered together my first boat, using underlayment-grade plywood and scrap lumber. The bronze fasteners were scrounged from the burn pile for old wooden boats at a marina. The oxidized screws could be found in neat rows in the ashes, once part of the dead boat's skeleton.

I forgot to secure the tablesaw fence when I milled out the frames, so not one stick of wood was the same thickness in the whole boat. It was my first fiberglass job, and most of the resin dribbled off the boat to create a boat-shaped casting on the floor of my parents' garage. Brushing on glossy red "look at me!" house paint revealed a mottled surface rougher than the side of a barn. That boat, charitably described as a "rowing shell," was a design abomination. It was crude, ugly, and handled like a log. But the passion was fired and soon I tried again. For this attempt, quite a lot more successful, I had the sense to build a boat from a book of simple designs, rather than drawing it myself. That was in 1986 or so, long before the World Wide Web, boat design software, and CNC machines ushered in a revolution in amateur boatbuilding. We live in a golden age for backyard boatbuilding. Never in history have there been so many great designs, so easily accessible as kits or plans. This teenaged boatbuilder went to the library and pondered what to build from a dusty collection of eight or ten boatbuilding books. Now a cursory internet search turns up hundreds of easy-to-build boats aimed at first-timers. Very few are crude, ugly, and handle like logs. The combustible combination of computer-cut marine plywood and space-age epoxy allows us to pen elegant designs that don't LOOK like they're built by first-timers, even when they are. And a wooden boat coated in epoxy and fiberglass is a composite structure that competes with mass-produced boats in durability, but weighs less and looks better. Our own fleet has grown to a hundred-and-fifteen designs, more than we can fit into our print catalog. We offer a taste here, and we're blessed that so many of these photos were sent in by YOU, our customers. Hasten to our website for much more. There's never been a better time to build a boat. From our first days in a basement in Arlington, to the pre-internet bricks-and-mortar shop in Annapolis, to the millions-of-views YouTube channel of 2017, our mission has remained unchanged:

Chesapeake Light Craft helps people build boats. Whatever boat you choose to build, we look forward to helping you.

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Chesapeake 17 Kayak - David Bokros

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Wood Duck

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Wood Duck

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or years the kayak arms race was about long, narrow, tippy kayaks. Comparison to the spear-like aboriginal West Greenland hunting kayaks was a sort of purity test, and we have lots of those if you need to flee a charging walrus or win a sprint race. But the Wood Ducks represent the kind of paddling most of us do: pottering down the creek, tackle box or camera in our lap, fishing or birding as the spirit moves us. The softening of the classical Inuit kayak's hard edges into a more well-rounded, everyday sort of kayak is fraught with compromise. Will the result be tubby and boring?

Not in the hands of longtime CLC designer Eric Schade. The Wood Ducks offer brisk, responsive handling and sharp looks in a compact, easy-to-transport kayak design. Choose from four singles and a tandem. The kids revel in the 8-foot Wood Duckling, while plus-sized paddlers are well matched to the super-high-capacity Wood Duck 14. The Wood Duck 12 fits just about everybody from 80 to 250 pounds, probably the closest thing to an all-things-to-everybody kayak in this corner of the universe.

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume and optional sapele parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, rear flush hatch, and deck rigging (bungie & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/woodduck

These are easy kayaks to build. Wood Ducks are a perennial favorite in our one-week build-your-own classes, in which basic assembly is complete in about 45 hours, ready for sanding, coats of varnish, and outfitting.

Wood Duckling: 8' x 24", 22lbs, 35-100 lb paddler

Wood Duck 10: 10' x 30", 36lbs, 60-200 lb paddler

Wood Duck 10 (left) & Wood Duck 12 (right)

Wood Duck 14: 13' 9' x 30", 52lbs, 200-350 lb paddler

Wood Duck 12: 12' x 30", 40lbs, 80-250 lb paddler

Wood Duck Double: 14' x 30", 60lbs, 200-400 lbs combined

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Wood Duck Hybrid Complete Hybrid Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors, deck forms, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, rear flush hatch, and deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions.

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ake the cheerful Wood Duck design and swap the standard sapele plywood deck for narrow strips of wood, and you have the Wood Duck Hybrid. It's a hybrid of plywood stitch-andglue construction and the slightly more demanding strip-planking method. The upshot is an extra gracenote of beauty. Best of all, the deck design is up to you. Artful sweeps of light and dark strips, herringbone patterns, understated pinstripes: your choices are limited only by your imagination. A hybrid of plywood and strip-planked construction is a great stepping stone to more complex boatbuilding projects. The hull goes together in hours. Computer-cut molds are placed in the hull, and the strip-planked deck is assembled atop the molds. The strips provided in the kit are machined with a "bead and cove" feature, allowing you to cut and fit strips to the desired pattern rather like laying a tongue-andgroove floor. The assembly manual holds your hand through a simple strip deck design; wood butchers with more skill might escalate.

12 Hybrid: Lou & Donna Farhood, Linden, MI

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12 Hybrid: John Archard, St.Petersburg, FL.

No performance is sacrificed in opting for a hybrid deck. Hybrid and standard Wood Ducks weigh the same, are equally durable, and offer the same lovely handling on the water.

Wood Duck 12: 12' x 30", 40 lbs, 80-250 lb paddler

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Wood Duck 10: 10' x30", 36 lbs, 60-200 lb paddler


Wood Duck Hybrid

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Shearwater

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or me, 2005 is an interesting deflection point in sea kayak design. The almost hysterical growth of the sport had eased. Whereas in the 1990's kayak outfits like CLC had marched out traditional sea kayaks as quickly as we could draw them, by 2005 just about everything had been tried, for good or ill. Now there was less new design and more contemplative refinement. The Shearwater kayaks and their derivatives are a case in point. Nothing new by 2005 standards, but finely polished descendants of a thousand homebuilt kayaks, incorporating every evolutionary good idea designer Eric Schade had compiled and quite a few of our own.

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume and sapele parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, bulkheads, front and rear flush hatches, and deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/shearwater

Tests of the first Shearwater 17 were a delight to all. The 17 was fast without being skittish, tracked strongly without being hard to turn, and had a cockpit that fit like a Recaro racing seat: supportive enough for aggressive handling, comfortable enough for long days. Eric had nailed it, and the 17's design was never modified. I recall the thrill of pushing the Shearwater harder and harder in surfing conditions, yet the stern wouldn't break loose and dump me in a nasty broach. It was challenging, fun, and inspired great confidence. Available in a variety of sizes, Shearwaters are for athletic paddlers who might do anything from light touring to playing in waves. They run a little small, that much less to lug around or spin on a wave crest.

Shearwater 14: 14' 6" x 23", 39 lbs, 100-150 lb paddler

Shearwater 17: 17' x 22", 44 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

17 : Gene Tehansky, Mechanicsville, MD.

Shearwater 16: 16' 2" x 23", 42 lbs, 120-190 lb paddler

Shearwater Double: 18' 6" x 27", 68 lbs, 300-500 lbs combined

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Shearwater Hybrid

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ust as the Wood Duck Hybrids substitute strip-planked decks for plywood, Hybrid Shearwaters give builders with a little woodworking behind them the opportunity to augment and personalize their boats. Since the plywood hull and the CNC-cut temporary forms serve as the mold for the deck, many hours are saved compared to building a strip-planked kayak.

17 Hybrid - Lewis Blakely

Complete Hybrid Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume, bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors, deck forms, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, bulkheads, front and rear flush hatches, and deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions.

Since you'll be cutting and fitting the strip-planking, some familiarity with edge tools is assumed. The Shearwater Hybrid assembly manual, however, assumes nothing; it is as complete and detailed a guide to this style of construction as has ever been set to paper. The Shearwater 14 is best for kids and small-statured adults. The Shearwater 16 is great for folks around 150lbs, while the Shearwater 17 will take paddlers of average build up to 220lbs.

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Shearwater 14 Hybrid: 14' 6" x 23", 39 lbs, 100-150 lb paddler

Shearwater 16 Hybrid: 16' 2" x 23", 42 lbs, 120-190 lb paddler

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Shearwater 17 Hybrid: 17' x 22", 44 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler


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Shearwater Sport/Hybrid/Sectional Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume and sapele parts, bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors (hybrid option), deck forms (hybrid option), epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, bulkheads, front and rear flush hatches, and deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/shearwatersport

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hich kayak for you? Will it be something sleek and edgy and challenging to paddle, or a beamy and benign day-cruiser? A cargo-hauler or a sprinter? Some paddlers have fleets of kayaks to suit all occasions. The rest of us should take a long look at the Shearwater Sport. Eric Schade has threaded the needle in designing a kayak that is a jack of all trades. Master of most.

Shearwater Sport/Hybrid/Sectional

Unfasten bolts

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There's enough beam and stability to be welcoming to beginners. Helmeted experts showing off for the cameras enjoy the Shearwater Sport's agility in the surf. There's enough speed to keep up with any gaggle of touring kayaks. The 14'6" length is more consonant with limited storage (and construction) spaces. Rugged scantlings and voluminous storage makes this an ideal back-country expedition machine. Builders ready to sharpen planes and unsheath their pull-saws can opt for the Shearwater Sport Hybrid, with a strip-planked deck. A most interesting option is the Sectional, which unbolts at watertight bulkheads for transport inside a small hatchback car and for storage in an apartment, garage, or garden shed. If anything sturdier than the standard Shearwater Sport, with the same cockpit and storage, the Sectional opens up delightful possibilities for small-footprint adventuring.

Sectional Shearwater Sport: 14' 6" x 25", 48 lbs, 100-240 lb paddler

Shearwater Sport: 14' 6" x 25", 48 lbs, 100-240 lb paddler

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Mill Creek/Hybrid

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he first Mill Creek appeared in 1995. Based on the double-paddle canoes of the 1930's, the design has a timeless quality that explains why the series has remained in production and unchanged for 22 years. At around 40 pounds the Mill Creek 13 is a pip to throw in the water for casual paddling, fishing, and photography. The tandem Mill Creek 16.5 has a huge following thanks to its versatility. Like the Mill Creek 13 a simple sailing rig may be added. With a drop-in sliding seat unit and a pair of 9'6" oars it rows handsomely as an open-water single wherry. And of course it seats two for comfortable day paddling.

Barbara Stucke, Cape Cod, MA

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume, bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors (hybrid option), deck forms (hybrid option), epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, traditional wooden seats, and Keepers footbraces. All kits include complete instructions.

Construction is slightly more complex than the Mill Creek's 21st-century descendants, the Wood Ducks, but most Mill Creek builders are first-timers. A "hybrid" option with a strip-planked deck tickles the woodworkers.

Mill Creek 13: 13' x 29", 40 lbs, 125-250 lb paddler

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Mill Creek 16.5: 16' 6" x 33", 62 lbs, 230-400 lbs combined

16.5 Hybrid: David Karp, Moseley, VA

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid: 16' 6" x 33", 62 lbs, 230-400 lbs combined


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Chesapeake Series

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Chesapeake Series

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Chesapeakes have won their class in the Everglades Challenge, and are a go-to choice for serious expeditions. Photos show them above the Arctic Circle, traversing the Sea of Cortez, and in fleets of a dozen on overnight paddling tours. Trips of 2500 miles or more are recorded. The genial combination of handling, speed, capacity, comfort, and ease of construction explains why Sea Kayaker Magazine gave the Chesapeake 17 the readers' choice award for "Best Kayak Kit." The Chesapeakes run large. Back when I was 6'1" and 145lbs the Chesapeake 16LT was my favorite, swift and easy to control in choppy water. (Middle-age spread has me more comfortable in the Chesapeake 17LT these days.) The 14 is perfect for kids or small adults. The

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut BS1088 okoume parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, bulkheads, front and rear hatches, and complete deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All Chesapeake kits include step-by-step instructions and a 60-minute DVD. 17: Julie Capps, Chugiak, AK

he Chesapeake series, which includes six singles, two tandems, and a triple, has spent more than two decades earning a reputation as highly capable wilderness cruisers. In skilled hands the Chesapeakes cope easily with ugly combinations of wind and wave and inhospitable shorelines. For beginners they are easy-going, comfortable, and startlingly fast.

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Chesapeake 17 and 18 are cargo-haulers, best for people over 200lbs or very large camping loads or both. The Chesapeake Double and Triple share a hull, with different deck layouts. In spite of their volume and enormous payloads, the low wetted surface of the Double and Triple have resulted in numerous race victories, often embarrassing more pretentious multi-cockpit designs. For full-on sprinting or adventure racing, there is the 22-foot by 22-inch Chesapeake Sport Tandem, a kayak for athletes.

Chesapeake 14: 14' x 21", 36 lbs, 60-135 lb paddler

Chesapeake 16LT: 15' 6" x 23", 42 lbs, 100-160 lb paddler

17: Jason Dique, Auckland, NZ

Chesapeake 17LT: 15' 8" x 23", 42 lbs, 120-180 lb paddler

Chesapeake 17: 17' x 24", 45 lbs, 180-250 lb paddler

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Chesapeake Series 16LTs: Joan Olaria, Delta Ebre, Catalonia, Spain

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut BS1088 okoume parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, bulkheads, front and rear hatches, and complete deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All Chesapeake kits include step-by-step instructions and a 60-minute DVD. visit clcboats.com/chesapeake

C onstruction of the Chesapeake-series kayaks is state-of-the-art for about 1986. This isn't meant as a slight. Whether building from a kit or plans, the assembly is simple, forgiving, strong, and light. Part of the Chesapeake's appeal after all these years of evolution in stitch-and-glue kayak design is that anyone who can read a set of plans can easily lengthen, lower, raise, or extend the hull or modify the deck. Some of our newer kayaks are easier to build, but their intricate slottogether designs don't allow easy customization.

Chesapeake 18: 18' x 24", 48 lbs, 210-270 lb paddler

Chesapeake Double: 21' x 30", 65 lbs, 300-600 lbs combined

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Sport Tandem: 21' 8" x 22", 65 lbs, 250-400 lbs combined

Chesapeake Triple: 21' x 30", 68 lbs, 300-600 lbs combined


Sea Island Sport Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume and sapele parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, lumbar support seat and backband, Keepers footbraces, and front and rear flush hatches, and deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/seaislandsport

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he ubiquity of plastic sit-on-top kayaks, for fishing and recreational paddling, bothered us wooden boat types for years. It bothered Nick Schade, too, who designed this lovely stitch-and-glue sit-on-top. The Sea Island Sport is shapely and attractive, yet easy to build. Pitched a little bit more towards the higher-performance realm, the Sea Island Sport will get you to the next fishing hole quickly in all conditions. The cockpit is self-draining, while the seat features tall lumbar support for all-day comfort. Large hatches forward and aft allow you to bring all the goodies along. Like the Shearwaters and Wood Ducks, the center deck panel in Sea Island Sport kits is dark sapele plywood, to contrast with the okoume plywood hull.

15' 6" x 27", 48 lbs, 100-275 lb paddler

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Strip-Planked Construction

Guillemot Collection

A strip-planked kayak is a more involved project than a stitch-and-glue design, but a CLC kit makes it a rewarding process.

Strip-Planked Kits Include The Strip-Built Sea Kayak (book), line drawings, computer-cut forms and strongback, hatch blanks, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, precision-milled bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors, foam "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, and hardware.

Strip kits are comprised of computercut molds, a strongback, precisionmilled bead-and-cove wood strips, and everything else you’ll need except for varnish and a paddle. Many builders start with complete kits. Others will just order our mold kits (see our website for pricing), choosing to mill their own strips and track down other supplies. And of course, many will start from plans as scratch-builders.

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Assemble the strongback

Bond with glue

Fasten strips with staples

Working from a kit, you’ll assemble the mold and strongback right out of the box, then staple (or clamp) cedar strips to the molds. The bead-and-cove feature of the strips means that each strip interlocks with the next, so you’ll build up your design on the molds somewhat like laying bricks. Ordinary wood glue holds the strips together in the early stages. Sketch out your own patterns of contrasting strips (we send you light, medium, and dark wood in whatever proportions you request), or work off one of many patterns suggested in Nick’s books. You are limited only by chops, patience, and creativity. Are strip-planked kayaks a good first boatbuilding project? If you have some background in woodworking, yes. Newbies to wood shavings might want to try a stitch-and-glue kayak first. A fiberglass skin on the inside and outside makes the structure rigid, followed by coats of varnish for gloss and durability.

Petrel: Larry Wright, Tenino, WA

Strip-Planked Kayak Kit

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he ordinary progression of the kayak builder is to start with relatively simple plywood designs, then move on to more elaborate strip-planked shapes. Hull planking comprised of narrow, flexible wooden strips allows freeform shapes without compromise in looks or performance. This niche, of the high-performance strip-planked sea kayak, has been the domain of Nick Schade's Guillemot Kayaks for almost thirty years. A singularly talented paddler, designer, and builder, Nick has brought the strip-planked kayak to such a pitch of refinement that one of his boats hangs in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Not content to win beauty contests, he wrings every drop of performance from his designs through exhaustive on-water testing. The descendants of this long and careful evolution are on these pages, ready to be built at home from kits or plans. We've corralled Nick's current designs into three marques: the Auks, the Guillemots, and the Night Herons.

Strongback & Forms Assembled

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The Auks are the easiest of the Guillemot Collection to build, and most are aimed at recreational paddling. The 10-, 11-, and 14-foot versions are excellent analogs to our Wood Duck kayaks, while 17-, 18-, and 21-foot models appeal to cruisers. The Guillemot series includes many of Nick's popular sea-touring kayaks, in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit paddlers of every description. The original 17-foot Guillemot is probably one of the most-constructed strip-planked kayaks of all time.

Great Auk: 17' x 24", 41 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

10' Little Auk: 10' x 28", 30 lbs, 110-190 lb paddler

Great Auk Double: 21' x 26", 56 lbs, 200-400 lbs combined

11' Little Auk: 11' x 28", 31 lbs, 120-200 lb paddler

High Capacity Great Auk: 18' x 30", 55 lbs, 300-400 lb paddler

14' Little Auk: 14' x 24", 35 lbs, 120-200 lb paddler

Razor Billed Auk: 19' x 20", 45 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

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Guillemot: 17' x 21", 41 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

Guillemot S: 16' x 20", 40 lbs, 100-175 lb paddler

Guillemot L: 18' x 23", 40 lbs, 190-275 lb paddler

The Night Herons are a more recent development and are intended for athletic paddling, playing in waves, or light, fast touring. Broad interpretations of the West Greenland kayaks of antiquity, these designs will reward careful builders and energetic paddlers. The lithe and slippery Petrel is especially notable for its acrobatic ability and is the go-to kayak for many serious "narrow boat" paddlers. A thoughtfully detuned version, the Petrel Play, retains the longer boat's charms but is more accessible to new paddlers. If you're looking for more of a challenge either in the boatshop or on the water, a strip-planked kayak is a worthy and rewarding project. CNC-cut molds, precision-machined bead-and-cove strips in your choice of colors, and unlimited tech support guarantee success for patient woodworkers.

Guillemot Double: 20' x 28", 60 lbs, 200-500 lbs combined

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Guillemot Play: 16' 5" x 22", 38 lbs, 110-190 lb paddler

Guillemot Kayak's owner, Nick Schade

Petrel - Dennis Pitz

Expedition Single: 19' x 21", 42 lbs, 150-250 lb paddler


Guillemot Collection Strip-Planked Kits Include The Strip-Built Sea Kayak (book), line drawings, computer-cut forms and strongback, hatch blanks, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, precision-milled bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors, foam "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, and hardware. visit clcboats.com/guillemot

Nick's approach to craftsmanship is documented in his two best-selling books, The Strip-Built Sea Kayak and Building Strip-Planked Boats. (One or the other is included with kits, depending on the model.) Whether you keep it simple or set free your imagination with exotic strip patterns, any of these kayaks will attain heirloom status once complete.

Petrel Play: 14' x 23", 31 lbs, 100-220 lb paddler

Fast Double: 25' 6" x 21", 58 lbs, 200-400 lbs combined

High-Deck Night Heron: 18' x 20", 40 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

Night Heron: 18' x 20", 40 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

Greenland Night Heron: 18' x 20", 39 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

Petrel: 17'x 20", 40 lbs, 120-200 lb paddler

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microBootlegger Strip-Planked Kits Include The Strip-Built Sea Kayak (book), line drawings, computer-cut forms and strongback, hatch blanks, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, precision-milled bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors, seats, Keepers footbraces, and hardware.

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aby Bootlegger was a race-winning wooden powerboat of the 1920's designed by George Crouch. The design is so iconic and beautiful that to this day it's a touchstone for the fusion of sculpture and naval architecture.

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Solo microBootlegger

Riffing on Baby Bootlegger's unforgettable retroussĂŠ stern and rounded decks, Nick Schade designed the microBootlegger as a curvaceous decked canoe. Whereas the priceless original racer now resides in a million-dollar boathouse, you can build your own kinetic sculpture for a couple grand. The popularity of the tandem microBootlegger led, logically enough, to the Solo microBootlegger for single paddlers. The microBootleggers are amazingly shapely, so they might not be your first dance with the strip-planking process. Builders with a cabinetry background or a simpler kayak or two behind them will find assembly straightforward.

Solo microBootlegger: 14' x 26", 33 lbs, 175-200 lb paddler

Tandem microBootlegger: 17' 6" x 27", 42 lbs, 175-330 lbs combined

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Night Heron SG Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume, bead-andcove cedar strips in an array of colors (hybrid option), deck forms (hybrid option), epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, front and rear flush hatches, and deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/nightheronsg

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f you're looking for the performance of the Night Heron designs in a straightforward build-it-yourself kit, Nick has created stitch-and-glue versions that give up nothing in the looks department. Featuring enthusiastic flourishes of curve and line, the Night Heron SG is a head-turner on the water and in the parking lot. If you're after something in between, a hybrid version with a plywood hull and strip-planked deck can be built in perhaps half the time of the all-strip design. High-deck versions allow these to be enjoyed by paddlers with long legs.

Night Heron SG: 18' x 20", 41 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

Night Heron Hybrid High-Deck: 18' x 20", 40 lbs, 150-220 lb paddler

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Petrel SG Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, bulkheads, recessed hatches, Sea-Lect (rubber) hatch covers, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, complete deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs), and parts and hardware for a retractable skeg. All kits include complete instructions.

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ritical acclaim and widespread popularity of the gymnastic Petrel design led to calls for a much-easier-to-build plywood version, featuring Nick's instantly-recognizable sense of line and proportion. While faster and simpler to build than the original

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stripper, this is still a stitch-and-glue kayak with a fairly high parts-count, requiring a little more experience and patience to assemble. The Petrel SG is unique among stitch-and-glue kayak designs in combining a multichined forward section, for buoyancy in waves, with a hard-chined aft section for tracking, stability, and carving turns. Such treats as recessed airtight hatches, a recessed cockpit, and a retractable skeg are standard in the kits.

17' x 20", 40 lbs, 120-200 lb paddler

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Petrel Play SG Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, bulkheads, recessed hatches, Sea-Lect (rubber) hatch covers, hardware, kayak "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, and complete deck rigging (bungies & hold-downs). All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/petrelplay

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f we spin the performance dial, the Petrel Play SG lands in a sweet spot between recreation and performance. Strong paddlers will enjoy twirling the Petrel Play SG in the surf zone. Kayak aesthetes with mellow itineraries will appreciate the Petrel Play's fine looks, roomy cockpit, and handy size. Like the Petrel SG this is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle, but Nick builds them in a week in do-ityourself classes.

14' x 23", 40 lbs, 100-220 lb paddler

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Stitch & Glue Kayaks Dimensions

Hull Specs

Wood Duckling

8' x 24"

Wood Duck/Hybrid 10

10' x 30"

Wood Duck/Hybrid 12 Wood Duck/Hybrid 14

Kayak Model

Wood Duck Double

Cockpit Size

Paddler Weight

Max Payload

22 lbs

11"

30" x 20"

35-100 lbs

8

100 lbs

36 lbs

13-1/2"

38" x 20"

60-200 lbs

13

250 lbs

12' x 30"

40 lbs

13-1/2"

38" x 20"

80-250 lbs

14

350 lbs

13' 9" x 30"

52 lbs

Open

49-1/2" x 21"

200-350 lbs

14+

400 lbs

14' x 30"

60 lbs

Open

84-1/2" x 20-1/2"

200-400 lbs

14+

400 lbs

Shearwater/Hybrid 14

14' 6-3/8" x 23"

39 lbs

12-1/2"

31" x 16-1/2"

100-150 lbs

10

200 lbs

Shearwater/Hybrid 16

16' 1-3/4" x 23"

42 lbs

13"

31" x 16-1/2"

120-190 lbs

10

240 lbs

Shearwater/Hybrid 17

17' x 22-1/4"

44 lbs

12-3/8"

31" x 16-3/8"

150-220 lbs

12.5

270 lbs

Shearwater Sport/Hybrid

14' 6" x 25"

48 lbs

13"

34" x 17"

100-240 lbs

13

300 lbs

Shearwater Double

18' 6" x 27"

68 lbs

14"

34" x 18"

300-500 lbs

14

575 lbs

14' x 21"

36 lbs

10-1/2"

31" x 17"

60-135 lbs

8

175 lbs

Chesapeake 16LT

15' 6-1/2" x 23"

42 lbs

11-1/2"

31" x 17"

100-160 lbs

10

220 lbs

Chesapeake 16

15' 8" x 23-1/2"

42 lbs

12-1/2"

31" x 17"

120-180 lbs

13

260 lbs

Chesapeake 14

Chesapeake 17LT

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Max Shoe Size (Mens)

Knee Height

16' 10-3/4" x 23-1/2"

45 lbs

12-1/4"

31" x 17"

160-220 lbs

13

300 lbs

Chesapeake 17

17' x 24"

45 lbs

12-1/2"

31" x 17"

180-250 lbs

14

325 lbs

Chesapeake 18

18' x 24-1/2"

48 lbs

13"

31" x 17"

210-270 lbs

14

350 lbs

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

21' 8" x 22"

65 lbs

12"

31" x 17"

250-400 lbs (combined)

13

475 lbs

Chesapeake Double

21' x 30"

65 lbs

14"

31" x 17"

300-600 lbs (combined)

14+

700 lbs

Chesapeake Triple

21' x 30"

68 lbs

14"

31" x 17"

300-600 lbs (combined)

14+

700 lbs

Mill Creek 13

13' x 29-1/2"

40 lbs

Open

57" x 17"

125-250 lbs

Open

300 lbs

Mill Creek/Hybrid 16.5

16' 6" x 33"

62 lbs

Open

88" x 21"

230-400 lbs (combined)

Open

450 lbs

Sea Island Sport

15' 6" x 27"

48 lbs

Open

58" x 18"

100-275 lbs

Open

325 lbs

Matunuck Surf Kayak

8' 6" x 24"

21 lbs

9-1/2"

31" x 19"

80-200 lbs

11

200 lbs

Arctic Hawk

18' x 22"

44 lbs

11-1/2"

16" x 20"

160-210 lbs

12

350 lbs

Night Heron SG

18' x 20"

41 lbs

11-1/4"

29" x 16"

150-220 lbs

11

300 lbs

Night Heron Hybrid

18' x 20"

40 lbs

11-1/4"

29" x 16"

150-220 lbs

11

300 lbs

Night Heron Hybrid - High Deck

18' x 20"

40 lbs

12-1/2"

29" x 16"

150-220 lbs

13

300 lbs

Petrel SG

17' x 20"

40 lbs

10"

31" x 16"

120-200 lbs

11

280 lbs

Petrel Play SG

14' x 23"

40 lbs

12"

31" x 16"

100-220 lbs

12.5

260 lbs

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Strip-Planked Kayaks Kayak Model

Hull Knee Cockpit Dimensions Specs Height Size

Paddler Weight

Guillemot "S"

16' x 20"

40 lbs

10-3/4"

29" x 16"

100-175 lbs

Guillemot Play

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16' 5" x 22"

38 lbs

10-3/4"

29" x 17"

110-190 lbs

10

250 lbs

17' x 21"

41 lbs

11-3/4"

29" x 17"

150-220 lbs

12

300 lbs

Guillemot "L"

18' x 23"

40 lbs

12-3/4"

32" x 18"

190-275 lbs

14

375 lbs

Expedition Single

19' x 21"

42 lbs

11-3/4"

29" x 17"

150-250 lbs

14

350 lbs

Guillemot Double

20' x 28"

60 lbs

12-1/2"

31" x 18"

200-500 lbs (combined)

14

700 lbs

25' 6" x 21"

58 lbs

11"

29" x 17"

200-400 lbs (combined)

14

600 lbs

Night Heron

18' x 20"

40 lbs

11-1/4"

31" x 16"

150-220 lbs

11

300 lbs

Night Heron - High Deck

18' x 20"

40 lbs

12-1/2"

31" x 16"

150-220 lbs

13

300 lbs

Greenland Night Heron

18' x 20"

39 lbs

11"

20" x 16"

150-220 lbs

10

290 lbs

Petrel

17' x 20"

40 lbs

10-3/4"

31" x 16"

120-200 lbs

11

280 lbs

Petrel Play

14' x 23"

31 lbs

12"

31" x 16"

100-220 lbs

12.5

260 lbs

10-Foot Little Auk

10' x 28"

30 lbs

13-1/2"

35" x 19"

110-190 lbs

14

250 lbs

11-Foot Little Auk

11' x 28"

31 lbs

13-1/2"

35" x 19"

120-200 lbs

14

260 lbs

14-Foot Great Auk

14' x 24"

37 lbs

13-1/4"

33" x 19"

120-200 lbs

12

270 lbs

Great Auk

17' x 24"

41 lbs

13-1/4"

33" x 19"

150-220 lbs

12

350 lbs

High Capacity Great Auk

18' x 30"

55 lbs

13-1/2"

32" x 23"

300-400 lbs

14

600 lbs

Razor Billed Auk

19' x 20"

46 lbs

11-3/4"

30" x 17"

150-220 lbs

11

350 lbs

Great Auk Double

21' x 26"

56 lbs

10-3/4"

33" x 19"

200-400 lbs (combined)

13

600 lbs

Mystery

20' x 20"

40 lbs

10-1/2"

33" x 16"

175-250 lbs

11

350 lbs

Solo microBootlegger

14' x 26"

33 lbs

Open

45"x 21-3/4"

120-200 lbs

Open

260 lbs

17' 6" x 27"

42 lbs

Open

80" x 21"

175-330 lbs

Open

450 lbs

microBootlegger

Kayaks Are The Original “Personal Watercraft” Like bicycles or running shoes, they need to fit YOU, or you won’t enjoy the performance advantages. That’s why Chesapeake Light Craft offers more than 50 kayaks of all shapes and sizes, from racing boats to stable recreational craft. Pick your kayak by height, weight, shoe size, and intended usage.

250 lbs

Guillemot

Fast Double

Specifications

Max Max Shoe Size Payload (Mens)

Hull Specs “Hull Weight” is not the weight of a stripped hull, but the weight you can actually expect to have to lift onto your car. This weight includes deck rigging, footbraces, seat, and other typical fittings. The lugubrious fine print: your results may vary. Boats can be lighter or heavier depending upon options, construction techniques, wood density and other variables. “Cockpit Size” refers to the opening in the cockpit coaming that is provided in the kit as standard equipment. Recommended Paddler Weight This should be considered a rough guide. The weight ranges shown will be comfortable, but as you reach the high and low limits other variables like height and shoe size become important considerations.

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Eldon Abraham, Pentwater, MI

Maximum Shoe Size This is expressed in men’s sizes and assumes the paddler is shod in the usual neoprene booties. Larger shoe sizes are sometimes possible for more athletic paddlers. Custom cockpits are available on some boats; call for details. Maximum Payload This is the safe total load of the boat and differs from “Paddler Weight.” A paddler whose weight approaches the “Max Payload” will have an uncomfortably high center of gravity. Properly stowed gear, however, does not affect stability.

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Sassafras 16 Canoe

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See us on the road!

Want to try out one of our designs? We have regularly scheduled demos and events in Annapolis. We’re also the only boat kit company with a busy travel schedule. Our ”big rig,” which can haul up to two dozen completed boats, is on the road about twenty weeks of the year, visiting shows and demo spots from Maine to Florida to Washington to California, with many stops between. Check our website for the latest shows and demos, and come try before you build.

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Sassafras Canoe

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Sassafras Canoe

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wenty years ago, the Sassafras Canoe designs were among our early experiments with a new boatbuilding technology we had developed called LapStitchTM. With more than a thousand built, we gave the designs a top-to-bottom overhaul between 2012 and 2014. The new Sassafras 16 features more stability and a larger payload without any reduction in speed. The Sassafras 12 has a springier sheerline and a finer entry at the bow. Both are easier to build, and rank with the easiest of all our kits for the firsttime boatbuilder.

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, epoxy kit, fiberglass for the hull, ash thwart, ash caned seats (16 only), foam "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband (12 only), Keepers footbraces (12 only), and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/sassafras12 clcboats.com/sassafras16

Throw the whole family in the Sassafras 16 for casual outings, or load it with gear for overnights. The ultralight Sassafras 12 is a classic "pack canoe," light enough to carry in one hand while you carry your fishing rod and tackle box in the other.

Sassafras 16: 15' 7" x 39", 68 lbs, 500 lbs combined

Sassafras 12: 12' x 28", 28 lbs, 250 lb max paddler

Sassafras 12 Canoe

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Mystic River Strip-Planked Kits Include Building Strip-Planked Boats (book), step-by-step instruction manual, computer-cut forms and strongback, epoxy kit, fiberglass, precision-milled bead-andcove cedar strips in an array of colors, caned ash seats, and hardware. visit clcboats.com/mysticriver

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ick Schade's offering to the hallowed world of the stripper canoe is the 17-foot Mystic River Tandem. Relatively narrow and very light, this design will delight anyone who knows their J-stroke (and everyone else, besides). Classic tumblehome, recurved stems, and fine lines mark this as a thoroughbred addition to the strip-canoe canon.

17' 2" x 34", 42 lbs, 250-400 lbs combined

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Nymph Canoe Strip-Planked Kits Include Building Strip-Planked Boats (book), step-by-step instruction manual, computer-cut forms and strong -back, epoxy kit, fiberglass, precision-milled bead -and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors, foam "tractor" seat, Rapid Pulse backband, Keepers footbraces, and hardware. visit clcboats.com/nymphcanoe

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. Henry Rushton was an early character in the late 19th- century Sportsman movement, urging the new middle class to get outdoors and go exploring in his fantastically light and beautiful little canoes. The Nymph 10 and 12 are 21st-century variations on the theme. The 10-footer can be built as light as 20 pounds! These canoes are meant for exploring backwaters or hidden fishing holes. Their extreme lightness translates into frequent, impulsive use: you can throw them on the car even when you're tired, whereas a heavier boat might find you debating between an evening on the couch or an evening on the water. I know which one I'd choose.

Nymph 10: 10’ x 25-1/2”, 20 lbs, 50-170 lb paddler

Nymph 12: 12’ x 26-1/2”, 25 lbs, 50-240 lb paddler

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Kaholo Stand-up Paddleboard

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iming is everything," remarked a somewhat grumpy kit supplier as he watched us taking orders for Kaholo stand-up paddleboards as fast as we could fill them. Quite right, and we can thank our energetic West Coast agent and design consultant Larry Froley for detecting the first whispers of sustained interest more than a decade ago. What followed was years of prototypes and refinement, finding the perfect balance between speed, stability, tracking, and payload. It was a costly and often frustrating program, but the result is the polished and remarkably successful Kaholo paddleboards that have been our top sellers for many years.

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume, bead-and-cove cedar strips in an array of colors (hybrid option), custom wood-epoxy skegs, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, foam deck pad, grab handles, breathing tube and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/kaholo

Kaholo 14 Hybrid: 14' x 29-1/2" x 4-5/8", 35 lbs, 120-280 lb paddler

Much of the popularity of SUPs is a result of their accessibility. Anyone can enjoy a good paddleboard on the first day, whereas traditional surfing requires years of practice. We think the best paddleboards should grow with the paddler, should be able to manage a little bit of bumpy water, and should fit a broad range of body shapes and sizes. We've brought our kayak expertise over to the Kaholos, giving them a wave-slicing nose that contributes to speed without turning them into submarines. Just the right touch of rocker and bearing aft makes them forgiving to paddle and easy to keep on track. Kaholos have won many races in various classes, yet most builders are new to stand-up paddleboards. Construction is simple, readily approachable for first-time builders. Stop by the fabric store and pick out some fun patterns to embed beneath the fiberglassed deck; the instructions tell you how.

Kaholo 14: 14' x 29-1/2" x 4-5/8", 32 lbs, 120-280 lb paddler Kaholo 12-6: 12' 6" x 28" x 4-1/2", 29 lbs, 50-220 lb paddler

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Cradle Boat Complete Cradle Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, frames, rockers, transoms, floorboard, rails, epoxy kit and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. Coffee Table Option Includes High quality marine grade clear acrylic top, cut on our computer, plus an attractive okoume and cypress base to replace the rockers in the standard kit. visit clcboats.com/cradleboat

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any builders had already scaled down our dinghy designs to make "cradle boats" or rockers for their little ones. Eventually we developed our own miniature dinghy kit, a perfect gift for parents-to-be. Add a bit of soft upholstery and rock the baby to sleep. They're a big hit as doggie beds, too. Since kids get big so fast, you need only reverse the rockers to create a rigid base, then drop in our computer-cut acrylic top to convert the Cradle Boat into a classy coffee table.

Coffee Table kit option

47" x 26", 13 lbs, 30 lb max capacity

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ailboats benefit from being light and easilydriven. Kayaks are light and easily-driven. Thus the enduring popularity of sailing kayaks, and trimaran-conversions like this one. Crossbeams and outriggers may be adapted to any design in this book 33 inches wide or less. (Just don't forget to add a sailing rudder capable of handling high speeds.)

CLC SailRig Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, bulkheads, pre-cut crossbeam mold and laminates, leeboard, aluminum mast tube, epoxy kit, fiberglass, and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. You'll need a rudder, sail, and line (not included in the kit). visit clcboats.com/sailrig

Installation is quick and easy, with three sail sizes available for performance ranging from relaxed to racing. The crossbeam spacing allows a full paddling stroke. One especially valuable feature of the CLC SailRig design is that once removed, little to none of the apparatus remains behind to sully your nice kayak. You can paddle or sail as the spirit, and the wind, moves you.

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Oxford Shell Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, bulkheads, epoxy kit, fiberglass for hull, and a sliding seat fit kit. All kits include complete instructions. Sliding seat units sold separately. visit clcboats.com/oxford

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well in a chop, and unlike many shells it's rugged enough to cope with beach landings and dockside abuse. Motivation is provided by a drop-in sliding seat unit, which may be the excellent Piantedosi rig or any of the Alden Oarmaster units. The sliding seat unit and riggers are installed and removed in seconds, making the Shell especially easy to transport.

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n easy-to-build and lightweight single scull of classical style. Fast enough to please experienced rowers, stable enough for training. The Oxford Shell handles

20' 6" x 22", 39 lbs, 100-275 lb rower


Eastport Ultralight

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hen middle age struck I found to my dismay that hoisting boats over my head did not come as easily as it had at age 27. I should have undertaken an elaborate program of physical fitness, but

Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume hull parts, mahogany rails, epoxy, fiberglass, copper wire, syringes for tack-welding, and a set of oarlocks and sockets. You can read basic instructions (intended for someone with some knowledge of epoxy and fiberglass) in wiki form. visit clcboats.com/ultralight

instead designed myself a dinghy adapted to my advancing feebleness. The Eastport Ultralight weighs less than 40 pounds and I can swing it up onto roof racks without salty language and imprecation. It will also hold my wife and kid and a few bags of gear, and rows easily across a choppy harbor. This is one for the traditionalists and the old salts. Those whose idea of exertion is pulling the starter cord on the inflatable dinghy's outboard won't get it.

6' x 40", 40 lbs, 400 lb max capacity


Peeler Skiff Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume hull parts, cypress stringers, mahogany rails and inwales, epoxy, fiberglass, and hardware. All kits include complete instructions.

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here have been motor skiffs as long as there have been motors. Innumerable designs for dory-skiffs, flatties, modified dories, and on and on such that a hundred pages couldn't list them all. What, then, could Chesapeake Light Craft bring to the world of outboard skiffs that hadn't already been done a thousand times?

Center Console Contents Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, fiberglass cloth, fiberglass tape, and complete instructions. Peeler builders working from a complete kit might need to order additional epoxy. visit clcboats.com/peeler The answer took awhile, but I found that there was a wide gap in the field for a stable skiff with fast, easy construction, that was durable enough to live outdoors for a lifetime, and was light enough for towing with small cars. Technically the Peeler is a "dory skiff," a type distinguished by relatively narrow, flat bottoms and sharply flaring sides. The bottom shape makes the dory skiff easier to build and fast through the water even with smaller outboards. The flared sides make her seaworthy, stable, dry, and a cargo-hauler. The design exceeded all expectations, making 22 knots with a 15hp four-stroke outboard while passing stringent US Coast Guard tests for safety. A great many have been built, most with the optional center console. She'll plane with 8hp; 15hp is max. 9.9hp is probably close to perfect.

15' 2" x 6' 3", 313 lbs, 1000 lb max capacity

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Cocktail Class Racers

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Cocktail Class Racer

size and fun, the Cocktail Class Racer is Exhibit A. With a classmandated 6-horsepower outboard (or 8hp in certain categories), a fleet of these tearing around a short course crams more fun into a small stretch of water than a whole bucket of fun things.

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his is a 1939 design by Charles MacGregor, originally published in The Rudder Magazine as an example of what could be done with a novel new material called "plywood."

Our kit features precise CNC-cut slot-together parts for quick and accurate assembly of a hull that will "measure in" on race day. Add various steering and throttle options and you're racing. Are there cheaper ways to have a good time on the water? I'm sure, but step into a Cocktail Class Racer and you won't stop grinning for days.

Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, mahogany rails, an external jig for hull shaping, epoxy kit, fiberglass for inside and out, and sundry hardware. All kits include complete instructions. Steering Component Kit Includes Computer-cut steering hub assembly, Harken double micro block with swivel, stainless steel eyestraps, bungie cord, Samson XLS line, aluminum outboard adaptor, and all the necessary installation hardware. Throttle Component Kit Includes UFlex side-mount control box, UFlex cables (pre-1979 motors only), and connection kit for OMC 6-horse power outboards, separate gear and throttle levers. visit clcboats.com/ccr

The Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association has revived the old design and built up the class as a forum for safe, inexpensive racing. If there's an inverse relationship between

8' x 48", 86 lbs, 250 lb max capacity

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Chester Yawl Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume hull parts, bulkheads, mahogany rails, seat, floorboards, epoxy, fiberglass, one pair of bronze oarlocks and sockets. All kits include complete instructions. visit clcboats.com/chesteryawl

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great boat, they say, is one that makes you turn back for one last look as you walk down the dock. Neither a pretentious exercise machine nor a weed-gathering sluggard, the Chester Yawl just does everything without fuss. She's as pretty a fixed-seat pulling boat as you'll find on the waterfront, but form follows function, and everything is there for a reason. (Calling a rowboat a "pulling boat" is like calling a horse a "steed.") Features include three rowing stations, allowing solo rowing, tandem rowing, or rowing with a passenger. Full positive flotation is built in, and floorboards are standard. A rowing seat borrowed from L. Francis Herreshoff allows you to clear the interior to take a nap, or even go cruising overnight as many have. She's fast enough to benefit from a sliding seat if you like to break a sweat when you row.

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Chester Yawl, "Liberty": Arthur Barletta

The kit is moderately intricate but still approachable for beginners. A complete refresh of the kit in 2013 eased assembly; now that all parts have matching slots and tabs, you don't need to own a tape measure to build this boat.


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Annapolis Wherry /Tandem Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume hull parts, mahogany rails, epoxy, fiberglass, and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. Sliding seat units sold separately.

Annapolis Wherry Tandem

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1997 as our first LapStitchTM boat; there was simply nothing to improve. With more than a thousand kits sold and the buildyour-own classes always full, the Annapolis Wherry Single is a perennial favorite, the essence of a great DIY project.

Annapolis Wherry, "Willow": Don Aupperle, Seattle, WA

Annapolis Wherry Tandem rear seating option

The Annapolis Wherry Tandem came along in 2010 and works beautifully as a pair, as well as providing an option for use as a large single or as a single with a passenger seated astern. (Wicker basket and parasol in hand.)

Annapolis Wherry Tandem: 19' 10" x 38", 90 lbs, 650 lb max capacity

Annapolis Wherry: 17' 9" x 38", 65 lbs, 350 lb max capacity

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Expedition Wherry Complete Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume hull parts, mahogany rails, epoxy, fiberglass, and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. Sliding seat units sold separately. visit clcboats.com/expeditionwherry

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ake an Annapolis Wherry, straighten out the handlebars, add shocks and big knobby tires, and you've got the Expedition Wherry. It's the mountain bike of rowing craft, equally ready for crashing around in the harbor when the wind is up or for probing the headwaters of a wild and remote river with a hundred-fifty pounds of camping gear aboard. Just as mountain bikes are heavier than road bikes, so too is the Expedition Wherry a more rugged beast. Plenty of fiberglass inoculates against landing mishaps on rocky beaches. Pronounced rocker in the buttock lines ensures benevolent handling when the chop gets short and nasty, while a large skeg will keep the bow in front and the stern in back when surfing. There are four separate watertight compartments, and the crew may easily climb back aboard after a capsize, bail, and continue on without anxiety. Two positions for the drop-in sliding seat unit allow a passenger to sit astern for day trips. The total payload is just under 425 pounds.

Expedition Wherry: 18' 3" x 36", 92 lbs, 423 lb max capacity

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Eastport Pram /Nesting a nice long glide under oars, and riotously fun handling under sail, this is a dinghy for small-boat snobs. The kind that sail the big boat up to their mooring rather than cranking the engine, the kind who whip their rope-ends rather than burning them with a lighter, the kind‌well, you get the idea.

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truly great dinghy is as rare as a great general. If your idea of a tender is rubber and filled with air, you are missing out on an ancient aesthetic experience. A deflatable will putter from ship to shore, as forgettable as a rental car. A beautiful wooden dinghy does it in style, with an efficiency and grace that seems lost on the modern yachtie. Like "slow food," printed books, and things you build yourself, a really fine tender urges you to slow down and enjoy the experience while you can. This would be so much tongue-pudding if the Eastport Pram didn't deliver. Possessed of spunky good looks,

As an adult-sized sailing tender, the Eastport Pram is a terrific little boat. It'll carry family and dogs and grocery bags and doesn't mind being banged up against the quay. Several have made it around the world as tenders to larger boats. More than a few have been used for coastal beach cruising.

Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, mahogany rails, daggerboard trunk, epoxy, fiberglass, one pair of bronze oarlocks and sockets, and hardware. All kits include complete instructions. Sailing Component Kit Sail Area: 42 sq.ft. Draft (board up): 5" Draft (board down): 25" Contents Premium Dacron sail with battens, mast and boom blanks, mast step, daggerboard, rudder, tiller and hardware. visit clcboats.com/eastportpram

The nesting version retains the charm but folds up into a neat little package.

Eastport Pram: 7' 9" x 48", 65 lbs, 375 lb max capacity

Eastport Nesting Pram: 7' 9" x 48", 75 lbs, 375 lb max capacity

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he Passagemaker's ancestors are Scandinavian. Lapstrake prams like this have been used for work and pleasure along those rugged coasts forever. In 20th-century Sweden, racing classes grew up around finely-proportioned sloop-rigged prams much like this one.

At the instigation of Passagemaker Magazine, I drew this dinghy as a rebuttal to the lowly inflatable. It would be an elegant boat that could hang in davits on a big trawler and still carry a 650-pound load safely. A competing stew of requirements, including sailing ability and the large payload, resulted in a serendipitous combination of stability and low wetted surface. The upshot is delightful sailing ability, fast and fun on all points. Indeed, far more of these have been built as family daysailers than are hanging in davits on big trawlers. It wouldn't be much of a dinghy without decent rowing performance, and heaven forfend, the ability to ship a small outboard. In the Take-Apart version, the bow comes off to allow compact storage ashore or afloat.

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Skerry Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, mahogany rails, daggerboard trunk, epoxy, fiberglass, one pair of bronze oarlocks and sockets, and hardware. All kits include complete instructions for all options. Sailing Component Kit Sail Area (sprit): 56 sq.ft. Sail Area (balanced lug): 62 sq.ft. Sail Area (sloop): 78 sq.ft. Draft (board up): 5" Draft (board down): 30"

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oats that both row and sail equally well are viciously hard to draw. Sailing and rowing each require many features that are mutually exclusive. The Skerry manages it. She sails as well as any boat in this size and weight class, but you can row her all day. While technically a Swampscott dory, the Skerry recalls many features of Scandinavian double-enders, especially in the flared sides, narrow bottom, and lapstrake planking. (In old Norse, "skerry" referred to a "small boat for two.") Her skinny waterline means that she glides along under oars, but when heeled under sail she gains stability quickly. Driven hard in rough conditions, the Skerry dances with joy. Capsizes are very rare. Three rigs are available, from the simple Norse sprit sail to a sloop that turns the Skerry into something like a racing dinghy. Three-quarters of the builders choose the balanced lug, a great combination of performance and convenience.

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oday a family looking for casual recreation on the water might buy a Boston Whaler. A hundred years ago they would have bought a dory like this. Dories are an essentially American creation, developed as working craft, famous for long-line fishing in all conditions, then evolving into recreational craft around the turn of the last century. Dories were, and are, a lot of boat for the money. They carry big loads despite their compact size, even in rough waters. They build fast and inexpensively.

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The Northeaster Dory is a 21st-century interpretation of the "Nahant Dory" from John Gardner's excellent historical text, The Dory Book. Instead of sawn planks and rivets, marine plywood is CNC-machined and stitched together using our LapStitchTM scheme. The hull is assembled in two days. Epoxy and fiberglass add strength and durability.

Sailing Component Kit Sail Area (balanced lug): 62 sq.ft. Sail Area (sloop): 68 sq.ft. Draft (board up): 5" Draft (board down): 24" Contents Premium Dacron sail(s), mast, boom, mast step, daggerboard trunk, daggerboard, tiller, blocks, and hardware. visit clcboats.com/dory

Northeaster Dories have earned a reputation as reliable expedition craft. They've been rowed to Alaska, won their class in 300-mile Watertribe races, and camp-cruised in Maine. A handy and fast sailboat, the Northeaster Dory also rows with the best of its type as a single or as a tandem. Many are used in rowing club fleets for training and racing. Give me just one boat, and it'd have to be the Northeaster Dory. It weighs less than a Sunfish but will haul 800 pounds. For banging around with the family aboard, the Northeaster Dory offers versatility and economy. Looks nice, too.

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Southwester Dory Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, mahogany rails and trim, cypress thwart, fiberglass and epoxy kit, plus hardware including one set of oarlocks and sockets. Kits include complete instructions for all options. Sailing Component Kit Sail Area: 107 sq.ft. Draft (board up): 7" Draft (board down): 36" Contents Premium Dacron main sail and mizzen, centerboard assembly kick-up rudder, tiller, mast and boom blanks, and hardware including blocks for running rigging. visit clcboats.com/southwesterdory

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While payloads are similar to its smaller and simpler sister, the Southwester Dory is a much more expedition-ready boat. Fitted with a boom tent, two can sleep on the bench seats amidships. There is vast watertight storage for gear fore and aft. A proper pivoting centerboard allows you to sail blithely across the shoals. With its cat-yawl rig the Southwester Dory is fast and weatherly, a terrific daysailer or beach-cruiser. The outboard is mounted in a sturdy watertight well amidships, convenient to the skipper. (The outboard kicks up and the aperture is sealed for a clean bottom while sailing. For that matter, the outboard well is an optional stand-alone module; sailors and rowers don't have to install it.) Leave the rig ashore and fit a canvas bimini, and the Southwester Dory becomes a classy motor-launch. The Southwester Dory's efficient, slippery hull and one of the new generation of electric outboards makes a killer combination.

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a larger boat, resulting in dollhouse-like interior furniture and awkward ergonomics, a loose and open feel was the goal. By my count there are 17 comfortable places on PocketShip for a tall adult to sit. It's a commitment to build a boat of this displacement. Beginners should proceed with caution. But those who persevere will soon be off cruising for a lot less than $150/ square foot.

Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume hull panels, bulkheads, decks, keel, rudder, center-board, and a building cradle. The transom is cut from dark sapele marine plywood. Computer-cut patterns for most solid timber parts are included. 15 gallons of epoxy, assorted thickeners, fiberglass cloth and tape, and a 280-page manual. Solid timber parts (spars, rails, stringers), lead ballast, hardware, rigging, and sails are not included in the base hull kit. See our website for all of the available kit packages.

Sail Specifications Mainsail 109 sq.ft. Jib 39 sq.ft. Draft (board up) 16" Draft (board down) 36"

discount. If you have the ambition to sail over the horizon but a budget that keeps you home, a PocketShip stashed in the garage is your ticket.

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Exactly nine years ago the first PocketShip emerged from the building shed. There had been no market research, no polls, no focus groups; it was simply a boat I wanted for myself. She was designed to weigh no more on the trailer than my small Honda could tow, and to have a roomy cockpit and cabin. Above all she was to sail well, really well.

The amount of sprawling room both in the cabin and on deck is unusual for boats this size. Instead of trying to scale down

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PocketShip #1 has been sailed hard and is one of the rare designs I feel no impulse to improve. She'll claw to windward when it's blowing old boots, but ghosts along on a zephyr so happily that I rarely ship the outboard engine. With four adults in the cockpit (a payload I never anticipated) she seems to brush off physics and boils ahead, often embarrassing larger boats. In the presence of witnesses she has reeled off seven knots, a speed/length ratio of almost 2.0.

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s cars get smaller, storage space more expensive, and recreational time more precious, a new appreciation is growing for the efficiency of really good teardrop campers. Teardrop campers are intended to be a big step up from tent camping, not miniature Winnebagos. Imagine pulling up to your campsite, and instead of wrestling with tent poles, you open the door, climb in, and you're lulled to sleep by the pattering of the rain on the roof and the gentle hum of the ventilation fans.

The idea of build-it-yourself minimalist campers is not new. I've seen articles about building teardrops as far back as the 1930's. Noting that many resemble upside-down boats, it wasn't much of a leap to design a sleek and lightweight teardrop that makes use of computer-cut kit technology and modern wood-epoxy assembly techniques. Everything clicked. In the 11 months after we released this new design, we shipped 150 kits.

Base Kit Includes Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts, Slot-together CNC-cut plywood female mold, fiberglass, epoxy kit, copper wire, marine acrylic windows, door and galley hatch hinges, gasket material for doors and galley hatch, hatch lift pistons and hardware, door and galley hatch latch assemblies, bezel for roof hatch, standard fit-kit for trailers, spiral-bound illustrated stepby-step assembly manual. Trailex SUT-1000-CLC Flatbed Trailer Kit Custom lightweight aluminum flatbed trailer designed specifically for the CLC Teardrop Camper. Standard 8" wheels; Optional 12" wheels. Galley Module Computer-cut, slot-together BS1088 okoume and sapele parts for a standalone assembly of shelves and cubbies that may be added to the Teardrop Camper's galley. Galley module has compartments for a 12-volt battery, space for an electrical panel, room for a pair of stereo speakers, and more. Storage Box Computer-cut and -drilled BS1088 okoume parts for a 7.5 cubic-foot self-draining storage box, elegantly proportioned to match the mothership. Fits a typical 48-quart cooler and comes with a sturdy hasp for locking. visit clcboats.com/teardrop

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CLC Teardrop Camper Astern under the hatchback is the galley (or kitchen, for landsmen). With lots of storage and space for a stove and other essentials, this is another giant leap up from a tent. There's room for a 12-volt battery to run lights and fans while off the grid. We put a solar panel on ours, which keeps the battery topped up for a weekend, as well as an inverter for when 12-volt power is available. The CLC Teardrop Camper is intended for amateur builders. Exhaustive efforts were taken with the documentation so that folks working with epoxy and fiberglass for the first time can plunge in with confidence. Computer-cut marine plywood parts are dropped into a simple building jig, stitched together with copper wire stitches, then reinforced at the seams with epoxy. Two layers of fiberglass on the exterior ensure a tough, durable finish that can handle gravel thrown at highway speeds.

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The CLC Teardrop Camper is designed around a 60" x 80" queen-sized camping mattress. Two tall adults may sprawl with ease in the airy cabin. Headroom is 41", so you'll wait out nasty weather propped up with a good book and tunes on the stereo, enjoying the view out the big acrylic windows while five vents keep air moving.

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Assembly time seems to be averaging around 250 hours, depending on the level of outfitting and how shiny you want the finish. Some are painted, lit with inexpensive lanterns, and carry a boombox for tunes. Others we've seen are varnished all around and sport flat-screen TVs and a refrigerated storage box. The trailer isn't included in the basic kit. We designed the CLC Teardrop Camper to fit on just about any small trailer, whether it's a cheap mail-order flatbed or an old boat trailer. We offer an aluminum trailer designed specifically for the Teardrop. On this trailer, the all-up weight with typical outfitting is around 550 pounds. It tows so lightly that the


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effect on gas mileage is negligible. When the prototype was towed to Texas and back behind a 2008 Honda Fit, 31mpg or better was observed. Other options include a storage box on the trailer tongue, a galley cabinet module, an interior liner, and a roof rack system for carrying boats, bikes, and gear. For those who prefer to work from scratch, an extravagantly detailed plans package is available, with full-sized patterns for every part in the Teardrop.


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Outfitting 4/Performance Back Band The tall back band permits the wide range of motion necessary for surfing with the fatique reducing back support you need. 5/SONIC Back Band Thermal- molded tri-laminate construction with soft EVA foam padding against your back. Pair with Hot Seat Grande. 6/RAPID PULSE Back Band This nylon and foam whitewater-type back band oers great support.

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Outfitting 1/Invisible Hatch Hold-Down Kit For flush hatch hold-downs. Kit includes enough material for two hatches. 2/SEA-LECT Rubber Kayak Hatches - 18" x 10-1/2" Ideal for day hatches, or as access hatches on wet boats. Replacement covers available. Fits VCP boats and hatches. 3/SEA-LECT Rubber Kayak Hatches - 8" A strong rubber hatch cover snaps over a plastic flange, creating an airtight seal. Replacement covers available. Fits VCP boats and hatches. 4/Deck Plates - 6" Screw-in plates (also known as inspection ports). Available in black or white. 5/Clear Deck Plates - 6" Screw-in plates (also known as inspection ports). You can retrofit your 6" deck plate with the Ditty Bag Kit. 6/Deck Plates - 4" Screw-in plates (also known as inspection ports). Available in black or white. 7/Ditty Bag Kit Each ditty bag kit includes a bag retaining ring to convert Beckson Screw-Out Deck Plates to accept a Drop-In Drawstring Ditty Bag. Standard bag length 12".

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Finishing Supplies 1/INTERLUX Brightsides Paint Sold by the quart. Colors; Yellow, Fire Red, Sea Green, Dark Blue Hatteras Off-White, White, Sapphire Blue, and Black. All other colors are available by special request.

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1/WEST SYSTEM Release Fabric (Peel Ply) Release fabric, also known as peel ply, allows you to create finished fiberglass surfaces in one step. See our website for tips. 9" x 60" wide (rolled) 2 yards x 60" wide (folded) 10 yards x 60" wide (rolled) 2/CLC Fillet Tools Fillet tools made just for boatbuilders, with a variety of radii for any filleting job you might encounter. Set of six. 3/Fiberglass Cloth E–glass; 6-ounce, 38" and 50" wide; 4–ounce, 30" and 50" wide. Sold by the yard. 4oz, 30" wide 4oz, 50" wide 6oz, 38" wide 6oz, 50" wide. 4/Fiberglass Tape Comes in rolls 3" wide and 4" wide. 3", 25 yard roll 3", 50 yard roll 4", 50 yard roll 5/Carbon Fiber Tape We used a lot of this building the 31-foot proa “Madness.” Just the thing for high-strength, high-modulus reinforcement, and it looks cool, too. 3" wide, 5.7 ounce weight. 50 yard roll Per foot 6/2" Chip Brush At CLC we use these for just about everything, especially epoxy work, but also contact cement, primer paint, and spreading silicone caulk. 7/Plastic Epoxy Spreaders Flexible, with clean, sharp edges. Indispensable for epoxy work. Buy a bunch! 8/Epoxy Mixing Cup It sucks to mix epoxy in old yogurt cans. Be a pro and use these great plastic containers. Calibrated markings. Mix and measure in one container. Available in a pint or quart. 9/Epoxy Syringe Same as those provided in CLC LapStitch™ kits; for filling LapStitch™ seams or getting epoxy into tight places. Sold individually, or in a 10-pack.

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Marquetry

CUSTOM ENGRAVED Name Boards: These banner plates are cut from solid cherry, with your boat name laser-engraved. Small (shown) 2.25"x6" Large 6.5"x18"

CUSTOM ENGRAVED Name Plate: These 2" x 3" oval plates are cut from solid cherry, with your boat and your name laser-engraved. "Built by" name plate "Built for" name plate.

Dolphins (2) ~5" wide

Blue Heron 6-½" in diameter

Whale 5-½"w x 2"h

Sea Turtle ~5" wide

Gecko 5"w x 2"h

Sea Turtle 6-½" in diameter

Compass Rose 6-½" in diameter

Blue Crab 6-½" in diameter

Blue Crab 6"w x 5"h

Compass Rose 7"w x 5-½"h

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Lumber & Plywood Okoume Marine Plywood - 3MM, 4MM, 6MM, 9MM, 12MM & 18MM You can order the same boatbuilding lumber we use in our kits and display models, from the same stacks we pick over for our own projects. Order lumber in any quantity–no order too small–and in a wide choice of species. Your order will be hand-picked by our boatbuilders. We have worked very hard to keep the prices low, and we have sorted out how to ship small or large quantities. For larger orders, or lengths over eight feet, we have arranged to have the lumber shipped directly from the sawmill. Most shipments under eight feet will ship very affordably via UPS. Please allow a couple of weeks for your order, as lumber doesn’t grow–and isn’t stocked– in convenient multiples of 8 feet. We may have to mill the timber to your specs, and/or wait for those sizes to come in.

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High-quality okoume is essential for homebuilt kayaks and smallcraft, but it’s very difficult to get locally in most places. CLC has developed a specialty in shipping plywood all over the United States. Careful packaging and our long relationships with national carriers allow us to ship small plywood orders right to your door. Due to variations in currency exchange and shipping rates, plywood prices may change without notice. Special shipping rates apply.

Premium Sapele Marine Plywood - 3mm, 6MM, 9MM, 12MM & 18MM SAPELE

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Okoume, aucoumea klaineana, is a fast-growing tropical hardwood. Okoume’s clear, beautifullyfigured grain has a golden, honey-colored hue beneath epoxy and varnish, while its low density yields ultra-lightweight hulls. Chesapeake Light Craft’s okoume is manufactured in Europe’s finest FSC-certified mills to British Standard 1088 and Lloyd’s of London rules.

Sapele is a beautiful reddish-brown African wood with a richly detailed, swirling grain. These sheets are the same as those included in our premium Wood Duck, Shearwater, Sea Island Sport, Nutshell, and Shellback Dinghy Kits. CLC imports the best sapele in the world. We stock thicknesses from 3mm to 18mm; call or email for availability.

Marine Plywood - Puzzle Jointed Panels - 4'X 10', 4'X 12', 4'X 16', & 4'X 24'

Cypress Sitka Spruce Western Red Cedar Alaskan Yellow Cedar Fijian Mahogany Nogal, or Peruvian Walnut

We'll cut puzzle joints on our CNC machine to get the plywood up to whatever length your boat plans call for. Just apply epoxy to the puzzle joints and snap them together on a flat surface. Custom CNC machining available, too! Puzzle joints maintain the 8:1 length ratio used in scarf joints. Sheets will be 47" wide after cutting.

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Bead-and-Cove Strips - 1/4"X 3/4" Light - White Cedar Bead-and-Cove Strips. Available in 3' strips or 80' bundles. Medium - Peruvian Walnut Bead-and-Cove Strips. Available in 3' strips or 80' bundles. Dark - Western Red Cedar Bead-and-Cove Strips. Available in 3' strips or 80' bundles.

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Boat Covers Non-Skid Flooring for Smallcraft Applied to the bottom of a small boat, it vastly improves your traction AND provides cushioning (5mm) for your knees. The light gray color looks pleasing in all kinds of boats. Excellent UV stability; holds up longer than varnish does. Also available in sheet form. Cocktail Class Racer Eastport Pram/Nesting Pram Eastport Ultralight Annapolis Wherry/Tandem Passagemaker Standard/Take-Apart Peeler Skiff PocketShip Skerry Chester Yawl Northeaster Dory Jimmy Skiff

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Vinyl Lettering

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Custom Vinyl Graphics & Lettering Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name. Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat? It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC letter-cutter and can generate elegant lettering to order. Choose from three sizes, six fonts, and eight colors, starting at $2/character.

1/AUTOLOADER XV Kayak Carrier by Malone Easy-to-use roofrack widgets make kayaks a snap to load and unload. Includes universal attachment kit and tie-down straps. This type of kayak carrier allows you to fit more kayaks on one small cartop. Hardware fits all roof rack systems. DOWNLOADER Kayak Carrier by Malone A quick pull on the release pins allow the carriers to rotate up for transport or down for garage access. Includes universal attachment kit and tie-down straps.. This type of kayak carrier allows you to fit more kayaks on one small cartop. Hardware fits all roof rack systems. 2/STINGER - Load Assist Module by Malone Combines with Malone's SeaWing saddles with a modular loader that extends nearly 22" to protect your vehicle and safely load the kayak. Capacity: 70lb/32" wide kayak. 3/SEA WING by Malone V-shaped cradles fit wooden kayaks perfectly! Universal mounting system. Includes straps and stainless steel hardware. One package includes one pair, to transport one kayak.

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Trailex Trailers Kayak & Small Boat Trailers 99% of boat trailer stores specialize in just one thing: trailers for powerboats. Ask them for a kayak or canoe trailer and you’ll get a funny look. After endless requests, we found a source for light trailer kits made just for kayaks or small boats. These trailers fit smallcraft like the Passagemaker or Skerry, and up to four kayaks. Trailers are shipped via UPS right to your door and are quick to assemble. Trailex trailers are solid aluminum, making them easy to move around your yard. And they will not rust! SUT

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PocketShip Trailer by Trailex Custom Designed for PocketShip

SUT-300U Adjustable Hand Dolly

Carrying Capacity - 1400 lbs. Trailer Length - 17'10" Trailer Width - 53"

Carrying Capacity - 300 lbs. Trailer Length - 8'6" to 13' Trailer Width - 47" Perfect for moving small boats around in the yard or marina! Add options like beach wheels or golf cart hitch!

Carrying Capacity - 250 lbs. Trailer Length - 15' Trailer Width - 68" Northeaster Dory, Jimmy Skiff, Passagemaker Dinghy SUT-220-S Single Boat Trailer Kit

SUT-250-M Multiple Light Duty Carrier Kit

Carrying Capacity - 220 lbs. Trailer Length - 15'2" Trailer Width - 52" One Kayak, one Canoe, Wherry, or Chester Yawl

Carrying Capacity - 250 lbs. Trailer Length - 15'2" Trailer Width - 48" Carry four kayaks or canoes!

SUT-250-S-CLC Single Light Duty Trailer Kit

Peeler Trailer by Trailex UT-1200 Trailer for the Peeler Skiff

Carrying Capacity - 1200 lbs. Trailer Length - 16'4" Trailer Width - 5' 12" Highway Wheels

SUT-1000-CLC Flatbed Trailer Kit Custom Designed for The CLC Teardrop Camper

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Carrying Capacity - 1400 lbs. Trailer Length - 11'8" Trailer Width - 76" 8" Standard, 12" Wheels Optional

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Build a Boat with a CLC Instructor Our classes have launched a thousand boats. CLC has been hosting and teaching build-your-own-boat classes since 1994. Our talented professional instructors will help you assemble your own boat, anxiety-free. All classes are 5-1/2 days; a perfect one-week vacation. You end the week with a boat ready for sanding and finishing. Demand has grown every year as the word spreads. In 2017 we’re teaching more than 30 classes at sites in Maine, Maryland, Michigan, and Washington. Our boatbuilding partners include the famous WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine; the Great Lakes Boatbuilding School; and the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.

How does it work? You don’t need any experience, and only basic tools. We’ve hosted

John C. Harris - Owner, CEO, and head designer at Chesapeake Light Craft.

Eric Schade - Principal of Shearwater Boats and designer of the Shearwater and Wood Duck Kayaks.

every age from 8 to 80, often at the same time. Sign up for the class, present yourself at the 0800 Monday start, and prepare for a real adventure. Our professional boatbuilder-instructors have the choreography of a one-week boatbuilding project at a very high pitch of refinement. We will make sure you finish the week with a beautiful boat.

Nick Schade - Master boatbuilder, designer, author, and owner of Guillemot Kayaks.

Why Build a Boat In a Class?  You’ll have a professional boatbuilder at your side every minute  You’ll enjoy the positive energy–and extra hands–of a group setting  It’s a great family or parent-child experience

John Staub - CLC production manager & staff boatbuilder.

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 You’ll have lavishly equipped shops at your disposal during the class

 You’ll enjoy beautiful maritime settings George Krewson - Rocket scientist (for real) and professional boatbuilder.

Geoff Kerr - Former Coast Guard officer, owner of Two Daughters Boatworks, and master boatbuilder.

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Kaholo 14 – Shawn & Shannon Collier

Skerry – Patrick Smith

PocketShip – Jon Lee Eastport Pram – Bob Cate

Teardrop Camper – Jake Miller Wood Duck 10 – Paul Maney

Chesapeake 16LT – Reade Johnson

Northeaster Dories – Jim Lagowski, Curt Dennis, & Dave Metcalf Chesapeake 14 – Alex Thompson

Wood Duck 12 Hybrid – Peter Abbe

Mill Creek 16.5 – Josh Edwards

Annapolis Wherry Tandem – Paul Armstrong

Mill Creek 13 – Trevor Hogan

Wood Duck 10 – Marty Allen

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