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Stitch and Glue Boat Plans


Plans for stitch and glue plywood boat designs. This method of boat building uses precisely cut plywood panels "stitched" together with wire to form the shape of the boat. The geometry of the plywood shapes when joined together define the 3 dimensional shape of the boat. With the plywood wired together, the seams between the panels is "glued" with epoxy. The whole thing is covered with transparent fiberglass cloth inside and out to make a beautiful wooden boat.

These original designs were created by Nick Schade, based on a lifetime of boating and boat building. A well designed stitch and glue boat is like an amazing piece of origami. It takes flat sheets of plywood and converts them into a sculptural form that performs well on the water and looks spectacular on land

Browse through our selection of stitch and glue boat designs for more detail about the plans below.

Petrel SG Plans

Build your own sea kayak plans
Full size plans to build your own stitch and glue plywood sea kayakPetrel SG deck assembly processPetrel SG - A fully realized british style wooden sea kayakPetrel SG in Rough Water
$115.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Petrel SG stitch and glue sea kayak plans. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts to build your own wooden kayak.

Petrel "Play" SG Plans

Petrel Play SG - Stitch and Glue recreational kayak plans
Full size plans to build your own stitch and glue recreational sea kayakPetrel Play SG deck assembly processPetrel Play SG - a cross over recreational sea kayakPetrel Play in Rough Water
$115.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Petrel "Play" SG stitch and glue kayak plans. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts to build your own wooden kayak.

Io - Kids Kayak

Io - kids kayak plans
A 5 year old kayakerFull sized plans for a childs kayak
$35.00

Full sized plans to build your own kids kayak. These paper patterns can be arranged to fit on one sheet of plywood.

The plans come with a printed manual. You can read the manual for free at Instructables.com

Ganymede Kayak Plans

Ganymede Kayak Plans
Ganymede plywood kayakGanymede Instruction Book
$55.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Ganymede recreational kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.

Included in the plans are lines to build the boat at 3 different volumes. From a high volume version suitable for heavier paddlers, to a low deck suitable for shorter paddlers.

These plans come with a 50 page instruction book including photographs and illustrations for building the boat from 3 sheets of plywood.

Matunuck Surf Kayak Plans

Full Sized plans to build the Matunuck Surf Kayak design
Rob's Matunuck surf kayakMatunuck Surf Kayak
$85.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Matunuck surf kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue surf kayak.

These plans are created by Chesapeake Light Craft based on my design. The plans include instructions published by Chesapeake Light Craft.

Sea Island Sport Sit-on-Top Kayak Plans

Full Sized plans to build the Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak
Sea Island Sport wooden sit on top kayak
$99.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.

These plans are created by Chesapeake Light Craft based on my design. The plans include instructions published by Chesapeake Light Craft.

S&G Night Heron Kayak Plans

S&G Night Heron Kayak Plans
Stitch and Glue Night Heron Sea KayakBernard Pavard's Stitch and Glue Night Heron
$110.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Night Heron sea kayak palns. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a sea kayak.

S&G Guillemot Kayak Plans

S&G Guillemot Kayak Plans
$60.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Stitch and Glue Guillemot Sea Kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built sea kayak.

These plans have the plywood panels drawn out full size over 10 pages that you will have to tape together.