Chesapeake Light Craft’s John Harris had a great blog post a bit back on two faering designs he developed. The post gives a good overview of these lovely Scandinavian working boats,but the thrust of the piece is that John designed his own faering for stitch-and-glue construction.
At the moment,plans to make a [...]
John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft recently published a nice piece,“Lug Nuts,”on the virtues and characteristics of the lug rig. I’d recommend it for anyone picking a sail for a small boat (or selecting a boat to acquire.
Toward the end of the day Saturday,I happened to be on hand when John Harris,father of Chesapeake Light Craft,took a spin in one of the two cocktail class racers that were about. For those who don’t know,these boats are 8′plywood outboard boats that barely hold a single man. They go [...]
I just test-drove three Chesapeake Light Craft boats:a Wood Duck 12 Hybrid kayak,a Chester Yawl pulling boat,and an Annapolis Wherry. You may recall I have written about them before. I really like what they are doing.
The Wood Duck is a pretty little kayak (the hybrid refers to it being part [...]
I have spent much of my free daylight hours over the last couple weeks putting paint on the Peace Canoe. Today,at about 10:30 AM local,I made some final touch-ups and called her done.
Obviously there are little things that make me cringe (that only I will likely notice,for the most [...]
So here is the situation:as I have mentioned I have a family with small children. I get to go out in my kayak sometimes,but if we had our own boat,I would get out much more because it can be a family activity. Rentals are possible,but leave things to chance (availability) and [...]
I see in Nick Shade’s blog that he has been talking to Chesapeake Light Craft about partnering on a sit-on-top boat. Interesting alliance. Nick seems to be playing with downmarket options (not meant to be pejorative –I speak in terms of access for builders) and CLC probably needs some fresh ideas. I wonder if [...]
I found myself thinking about Chesapeake Light Craft recently. Here is an organization that is bringing good-looking wooden boats –and boatbuilding –to a wider audience but marketing an array of kits. How can I not love this idea? There boats are mostly plywood stitch &glue deals,and the results are good,if [...]