Colin Williams built this Mill Creek 13 kayak from plans by Chesapeake Light Craft. He uses her mainly in the estuary of the Crookhaven River and in Lake Woolumboolah near the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, near Jervis Bay. He writes that the "kayak is an ideal boat for the beginner builder and paddler." The only modification he made was to add a retractable skeg to help it track straighter in heavy coastal winds.
Michael Schefers uses this Eastport pram as tender for his sloop, HARMONY. He built her in two months in a friend's garage, using okoume and cypress wood with LapStitch construction. Launched on Thanksgiving Day, 2002, she has a length just under 8' and a beam of 4'. Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, MD, designed her.
Raymond Wright used stitch-and-glue construction with African mahogany plywood in building this CLC 17 kayak. He also included a retractable skeg, and designed the spruce paddle. He launched the kayak on Schroon Lake on Aug 30, 2002. Write Ray at P.O. Box 62, Adirondack, NY 12808.
Hank Stoltz began building this 14' Sassafras Canoe as a member of Bill Thomas' class at WoodenBoat School. He didn't finish it until he got home. Designed by CLC as a tandem boat, this lapstrake stitch-and-glue boat, can also be built as a solo. Hank built it as a solo and uses it on Missouri and Minnesota Lakes. He says it's fast, responsive, and capable. Email Hank at HCS@gocolumbiamo.com.
Richard Knight built this Sassafras 14 canoe from a kit designed by CLC using 4 mm okoume planks, which resulted in a finished weight of just over 42 pounds. He found the lapstitch construction to work well, the hull easily came together straight and true.
Craig Kitchen of Marquette, MI has built several boats in the past few years - Chesapeake 17, an Endeavor, a Guillemot, a Winisk 17, and a CLC 16LT shown here. Craig built this 16LT with cedar-strip deck for Cheryl Sleeman of Michigan. Craig modified the boat a little bit in raising the deck an inch higher than the plans called for.
Fueled by WoodenBoat, Steve Hutchins has long wanted to design and build boats. Here are two CLC boats he built. The second one, that he built for a customer in Florida, is a Mill Creek 15 designed by Chesapeake Light Craft. His first boat, built in 8 days in the living room of his apartment, was a Chesapeake 16.
Robert Donahue started this CLC 17 kayak in October 2001 at a WoodenBoat School class held at the Maritime Museum of Newport News, VA. He finished in July 2002 and launched in Echo Lake, Acadia National Park, in Maine. Robert is eagerly looking forward to another WoodenBoat course. Virtually contact Robert at email@example.com.
Bruce Porter writes "Bruce Porter built this 13'2" x 50" Jimmy skiff with help from Madison East High School Woodworking Students and staff. Launched May 31st, 2002, the skiff will be used on Madison Wisconsin area lakes and rivers. The skiff was constructed from ACX plywood using ash, butternut, and black cherry for gunwales and trim. The 7-1/2' oars are of ash and oak. The boat plans are from CLC. The oars are from a design given in the book The Adirondack Guide Boat by Kenneth and Helen Durant. Contact Bruce at 3625 Rolling Hill Drive, Middleton, WI 53562."