Intro: stitch and glue kayak. 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. Stitch-and-glue construction, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building. this. Some modern boats vary considerably from a traditional design but still claim the title "kayak", for instance in eliminating the cockpit by seating the paddler on top.