Tips and tricks from the pros on everything from choosing materials to prepping surfaces. 1805 george avenue annapolis, maryland 21401 usa © 2017 chesapeake light craft, llc all rights reserved.. Canoe or small dinghy? built from readily available materials by very simple methods, these little boats are within the abilities of almost anyone. hundreds have been built as first time boat. Glossary of terms used in boatbuilding and boating. boat speak terms we use to describe our designs. this glossary was originally published in our webletters..