CHESAPEAKE LIGHT CRAFT BOATBUILDING


AGES: 18+

DATE: Varies

TIME: 9am - 5pm

CLASS SIZE: 6 Boats

INSTRUCTOR: Casey Wilkinson with Kea Kayaks & Dustin Espey of CWB

LOCATION: South Lake Union & Cama Beach

Tuition: Members $975 | Non-members $1050 | Helper $475

Material cost: varies by boat, see descriptions below for boat options and kit pricing. A 10% shipping fee will be added to the kit cost. Kits must be purchased in full from CWB no later than 45 days before the class begins. After registering for your class online at the links below, call 206-382-2628 to purchase your kit. CWB provides all the tools and materials you will need during the class, although you are welcome to bring your own tools if desired.

 

The Center for Wooden Boats is excited to be partnering with Chesapeake Light Craft to provide build your own boat classes at The Center For Wooden Boats. In these week-long classes, students will be guided through the construction of one of the CLC kit boats listed below. At the end of the class, students will take their boats home for the final finishing – painting, varnishing, etc. The instructor will discuss the proper way to sand and paint or varnish the boat depending on students’ preferences.

FAQ can be found here

 
Row of Cama Beach State Park cabins with CWB Boat shop in the distance

Jimmy Skiff II At Cama Beach State Park: May 16-21 2022

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Come build a Jimmy Skiff at Cama Beach State Park and say on site in one of the beachside cabins with the whole family! This is a rare opportunity to build your own boat in CWB’s historic Boathouse at Cama Beach where many a skiff were built in the 1930’s. During crabbing season, many people like to stay in the park and rent CWB’s skiffs to catch there own. We found out from John Harris at CLC that the Jimmy is another name for a Maryland Blue Crab. What better design then to build at Cama Beach for all your crabbing adventures!

Those looking for a super-versatile utility skiff will be hard-pressed to find a better design. The Jimmy Skiff II rows beautifully, sails fast on all points, and handles great with an outboard engine.

For more information on these boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options

Two people sail a Jimmy Skiff
Top and side view of a Jimmy Skiff rednering
  • Jimmy Skiff II Base: $1800

  • Jimmy Skiff II Sail Rig: $2346

  • Cama Beach Cabin: $1800

  • Check in for the cabin is Sunday May 15, checkout May 21


Passagemaker Dinghy/Eastport Pram: June 13-18 2022 - SOLD OUT

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The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing, spirited performance when sailing, and steady handling with an outboard mark this latest entry in our fleet of graceful build-it-yourself boat kits.

For more information on these boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options

  • Passagemaker Dinghy Base: $1700

  • Passagemaker Dinghy Take-Apart Base: $1905

  • Passagemaker Dinghy Sloop Rig Add-on: $1896

  • Passagemaker Dinghy Lug Rig Add-on: $1764

  • Eastport Pram Base: $1257

  • Eastport Pram Take-Apart Base: $1474

  • Eastport Pram Lug Rig Add-on: $1296

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Eastport Pram Lug

Eastport Pram Lug


STITCH & GLUE KAYAK (Shearwater or Wood Duck): September 19-24, 2022

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Build your own stich and glue boat at The Center for Wooden Boats! Starting with pre-cut plywood parts, we will assemble the hull and deck of the kayak using copper wires and epoxy glue. We will then cut hatches, fiberglass the boat and install the cockpit coaming. During construction, we will discuss outfitting the boat with seats, foot braces, hatch fittings, and deck rigging. After the class, your boat will be ready to sand and paint or varnish.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Wood Duck 10’ Base: $1,285

  • Wood Duck 12' Base: $1,285

  • Wood Duck 14' Base: $1,452

  • Wood Duck Double Base: $1,587

  • Shearwater Sport (14'6") Base: $1,458

  • Shearwater 16' Base: $1,458

  • Shearwater 17' Base: $1,458

  • Shearwater Double Base: $1,981

Shearwater 16’

Shearwater 16’

Wood Duck 12’

Wood Duck 12’


ANNAPOLIS WHERRY: July 11-16, 2022

The Annapolis Wherry offers thoroughbred performance on the water combined with breathtaking grace. The Annapolis Wherry has been turning heads since 1997, with hundreds and hundreds built all over the world.

  • Material costs:

    • Annapolis Wherry Single - $1749

    • Annapolis Wherry Tandem - $1862

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Annapolis Wherry Single

Annapolis Wherry Single

Annapolis Wherry Tandem

Annapolis Wherry Tandem


SKERRY DAYSAILER: August 1-6, 2022

Skerry Daysailer Base Kit

Skerry Daysailer Base Kit

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The Skerry design combines elements of traditional working craft of the British Isles and Scandinavia, with a little bit of American Swampscott Dory thrown in. The blend of historical antecedents yields excellent performance under sail or oar, along with good looks and ease of construction in plywood. This John C. Harris design fuses excellent rowing and sailing qualities into one attractive craft. Sail when there’s wind, row when there’s not. You’ll cover the miles either way.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Skerry Daysailer Base: $1992

  • Skerry Daysailer Sprit Rig Add-on: $1614

  • Skerry Daysailer Sloop Rig Add-on: $1854

  • Skerry Daysailer Lug Rig Add-on: $1764


NORTHEASTERN DORY: August 22-27, 2022

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A dory is a lot of boat for the money, which explains the enduring popularity of the type going back 150 years or more. Relatively few planks means less construction work. The narrow waterline results in a fast hull under sail or oars, but the flared topsides provide ample reserve stability. Dories are great load-carriers, and the Northeaster Dory is no exception. 800 pounds is the max payload.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Northeaster Dory Basic kit: $2095

  • Northeaster Dory Sloop Rig add-on: $2016

  • Northeaster Dory Lug Rig add-on: $1896

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Northeaster Dory Basic Kit

Northeaster Dory Basic Kit


Cancelation Policy

For Chesapeake Light Craft Boatbuilding Courses, the following cancellation policy applies:

• Cancellation/change outside of 90 days = full refund less $100 admin fee.
• Cancellation/change within 90-60 days prior to start date = a $100 admin fee and tuition credit for the remaining amount towards a course within the same calendar year. There is no cash refund. Kit Purchase will be refunded less $100 Admin fee on condition of Chesapeake Light Craft not having shipped yet. Participant must take ownership of purchased boat kit if shipped.
• Cancellation/change within 60-30 days of start date = 50% tuition credit of tuition available towards a course within the same calendar year. There is no cash refund. Kit Purchase will be refunded less $100 Admin fee on condition of Chesapeake Light Craft not having shipped yet. Participant must take ownership of purchased boat kit if shipped.
• No refund or credit available for tuition 30 days or less to start of program. Participant must take ownership of purchased boat kit

In case of emergency or insufficient number of registrations, CWB reserves the right to cancel a course and refund the participants in full.

Because of this policy, we strongly urge you to buy refundable airline tickets or flight insurance. CWB will not be responsible for any loss on non-refundable airline tickets.