I’ve built the lapstrake acorn, and a stitch and glue kayak, both with very good results. the acorn was much more satisfying to build, although it took longer.. What the lapstrake kit includes. this is a true lapstrake boat, built on a strong back and not a stitch and glue version of lapstrake. Learn the ins and outs of building lapstrake, carvel, stitch-and-glue, strip-planked, and other wooden boats. whether you are contemplating your first-ever.