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Denman Marine Newsletter

Hi, and welcome to the latest Denman Marine newsletter. 

In this month's newsletter we have;

  • Building a CLC Kit From Plans
  • December Special - 20% off all Plans and Manual Packages
  • Customer Build Update
  • Christmas/New Years Shutdown - 21/12/18 till 14/1/18
  • Barton Marine - Ratchet Blocks

If there is anything you would like to see in our future newsletters, discuss, query or order, please contact us via the contact form on our website.

Building a CLC Kit From Plans

If you, or someone you know, are interested in building a boat from scratch, have access to some basic tools, as well as a can-do attitude, a Chesapeake Light Craft plans and manual package may be exactly what you are looking for.

Thousands of amateur (and professional) boatbuilders have started from scratch with CLC plans and manuals and built show-quality boats. Boat plans and manuals have come a long way since the sketchy blueprints of the 1950s, but not many have gone as far as CLC. The packages don't just include scaled drawings and/or full size patterns, most include an elaborate step-by-step shop manual that walks you through every step from sourcing materials to applying varnish.

A typical CLC instruction manual, with step-by-step photos and diagrams from start to finish.

Just take the Northeaster Dory as an example;

- A roll of paper over 50 feet long, 3 feet wide, with full-sized patterns for every single part.

- A 178-page spiral bound manual with hundreds of step-by-step photos, details for multiple sailing rigs, and complete finishing guides.

Backing up every set of plans is our support, always free and unlimited.

The Northeaster Dory’s patterns, the longest sheet is over 17 feet long.

To transfer full-sized patterns to the wood, all you need is an awl or an ice pick. Punch through the paper into the wood,  then connect the dots with a pencil and fire up the saw.

All Chesapeake Light Craft plans and manual packages are 20% off until midnight Sunday 16 December 2018 (conditions apply, see Special).


 Christmas/New Years Shutdown

In order for the team to spend some quality time with friends and family, Denman Marine will be closed for a few weeks over the Christmas/New Years period. Commencing Friday the 21st of December 2018, and re-opening on Monday the 14th of January 2019.

We look forward to working with you in the New Year!

Kind Regards,
The Denman Marine Team



20% Off Plans and Manual Packages

Need to escape the Christmas madness? Or do you need a loved one out of your hair for the break? Get in quick to take advantage of our Christmas special of 20% off all Chesapeake Light Craft plans and manual packages. Place your order today to receive them before Christmas *.

Use the coupon code 20OFFPLANS during checkout to take advantage of this offer. The December special ends midnight Sunday 16/12/2018.

*Offer valid from 01/12/2018 till 16/12/2018. Shipping to New Zealand will be tailored to suit individual orders. Due to multiple factors outside of our control we are unable to guarantee delivery before 25/12/18.


Customer build update 

Below we have some pictures that have been sent in during various stages of kit construction.

We are always thrilled to see your project during any phase of construction, so please send us in your pictures so that we may publish them in future newsletters for everyone to enjoy.

Paul's Annapolis Wherry

Stephen's Chester Yawl

Stephen's Chester Yawl

Darren's Tenderly



Ratchet Blocks

The new Barton Ratchet Block is designed to be used on mainsheet systems and spinnaker sheets on dinghies and keelboats, and for small yachts up to 30 feet.

Combining high performance engineering and contemporary design, the 55mm ratchet block is the first in a planned range of sizes, it also offers a stainless steel lever that locks the swivel head if desired.

The new Ratchet Block allows sailors to easily hand hold loaded lines and offer balance between holding power and controlled easing.

Designed for low friction and longevity in harsh marine environments, the Ratchet Block body is manufactured from a composite of high density nylon and glass fiber reinforced polymer with a high level of UV protection. Internal components are of marine grade 316 stainless steel and the 12 faced aluminium sheave is anodised in gunmetal silver.
Safe Working Load : 300kg
Break Load :  1200kg

We can supply anything from Barton Marine's wide range of products. See here to view their range, otherwise please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at any time via our contact form to discuss your next boat or project.

You can find our previous newsletters here.

All prices listed above are in Australian Dollars and include GST.




Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053
2888 Channel Highway Kettering
Tasmania 7155







Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155