Stitch-and-glue boatbuilding learn introductory and advanced modern plywood boatbuilding techniques suitable for heavy-duty boats. john harris—august 20–26. Byd designs fishing boats, sailboats & tenders that can be built at home by amateurs either by stitch and glue or composite-strip-plank method.the kits. The boat uses developed panels of plywood, built over a jig. this means that hull panels can be full size and will drape over the frame without having to be cut into.