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. Lauan plywood. is okoume marine plywood really any better? by john c. harris december 2011 . anyone who’s built a small, simple boat in the last thirty years has. Rubber bands have been around since the middle of the 19th century.