Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood panels stitched together, usually with copper wire, and glued together with epoxy resin.. Strip built petrel sea kayak building videos. the following videos show details of how a strip built petrel is made: milling cedar strips for a bookmatched petrel. Stitch-and-glue: watch step-by-step videos of a stitch and glue kayak being built. all of our boat kits are built using stitch-and-glue construction..