When peter poanessa decided to build his dream boat, he found that sam devlins stitch-and-glue designs made the project accessible for a first-time do-it. What happens when stitch-and-glue boats get old? by john c. harris november, 2014 "stitch-and-glue" is a style of boatbuilding in which pre-fabricated plywood parts. Hi!i developed the urge to build my own canoe/kayak. it took a while to get the courage for the undertaking, and my research took me down several possible avenues…..