Fishing; cruisers; rowing; paddling; the stitch and glue technology yields an unbeatable combination of lightness and strength. devlin boats last a very long. Stitch and glue boat building: definition: a stitch and glue boat hull is made of plywood panels assembled with fiberglass tape. contrary to traditional boat building. Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood panels substituting copper wire ties rather than fishing line as in the early littledyke.