Building a stitch & glue kayak: video. this 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a wooden chesapeake 16 kayak. handsome, straightforward. Welcome to spira international home-built boat plans. spira international offers a wide variety of different power, rowing, and sailing skiffs, dories, and other boat. Stitch-and-glue boatbuilding learn introductory and advanced modern plywood boatbuilding techniques suitable for heavy-duty boats. john harris—august 20–26.