altair industries driftboat plans altair offers complete plans and a construction guide for a 16′ mckenzie river drift boat. (added: 2-dec-2003 hits: 45653) my. Plans to build the 16′ newporter v-bottom stitch and glue boat. i brought these stitch and glue boats back by popular demand. interest in this construction method is. Canoe and kayak building plans via stitch and glue and wood strip build method..