Stitch-and-glue boat building, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building.. 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.. The following is a tutorial on hand sewing leather using a method i have developed over forty years of seeking the "perfect stitch". it works for me..