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Stitch and Glue


Boats built from precision cut plywood. Plans and kits for plywood kayaks and other boats

Staining your Kayak

Using stains to add a little extra color to your boat.

There is no accounting for taste, but for some reason I find okoume a little bit boring. While the grain can be quite nice, the color is often a little bland. In my opinion it would often benefit from a little pumping up.

Putting Together the Coaming Recess

The Petrel has a unique recess around the cockpit. This lowers the back of the coaming which allows for easier rolling and it also helps create a good place for thigh/knee braces.

Build Your Own S&G Night Heron at CLC in Annapolis, MD

Sep 19 2011 6:00 am
Sep 24 2011 12:00 pm

S&G Night Heron in Frenchman Bay

Build Your Own Ganymede Class at IYRS

Jul 11 2010 6:06 pm
Jul 17 2010 6:06 pm

Ganymede Kayak"Ganymede" is a brand new design by Nick Schade: An easy-to-handle recreational kayak, fun to paddle and fast and easy to build.

Build Your Own Stitch and Glue Night Heron at the WoodenBoat School

Jul 25 2010 6:00 pm
Jul 31 2010 12:00 pm

Once again I will be leading students through the building of the Stitch and Glue Night Heron from a pile of plywood pieces through a fully assembled sea kayak at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine.

This fast-pace class is suitable for anyone from novice woodworkers who want an introduction to boatbuilding, through experienced boat builders who want to learn about stitch and glue kayak building and fiberglass work.

Teaching Kayak Building

I spent the weekend up in Manchester, CT teaching the S&G Night Heron class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. The class will continue next weekend.

Free Stitch and Glue Kayak Plans





I've decided to make the plans for my Stitch & Glue Guillemot available to internet users as "share ware". If you end up building this boat please send me a photograph of the results.