Although i had never actually kayaked before, one day i decided to make a stitch and glue kayak. for a non-kayaker i’m not sure why, but it had to do…. Rob’s wood strip kayak build – start to finish (2.5 years into 13 minutes!!). A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle. the word kayak originates from the greenlandic language, where it is the.