Wooden kayak, canoe & row boat kits . pygmy wooden boat kits are lightweight, rugged & beautiful. we pride ourselves on our award-winning designs, excellent customer. In this segment, john harris introduces us to the chesapeake 16 kayak. this 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a chesapeake. Product description. the wherry is a traditional looking clinker style rowing boat that offers thoroughbred performance. her handsome hull shape reminds us of classic.