Dudley dix yacht design. faq – stitch & glue dinghies. can i use plastic cable ties instead? i have successfully used cable ties for dinghy building.. Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood panels stitched together, usually with copper wire, such as cable ties or duct tape and staples.. The stitch and glue method of boat construction is faster and lighter than traditional wooden boat building methods. plastic cable ties can be used instead of wire..