I am new here and i have a question: how i get longitudinal strength in a boat built from plywood in the “stitch & glue method as the boat has no…. Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood panels stitched together, usually with copper wire, and glued together with epoxy resin.. I am looking at buying my first drift boat and have a few questions. the boat followed don hill’s 17′ plans and is framed on the inside. the chines were not.