I decided to kill some time today and look at pictures of wooden kayaks online. I kept seeing the phrase "stitch-and-glue" with respect to some of the kayaks. What does this term mean?

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    Great way to kill time! Kayaks are awesome!
    – AM_Hawk
    Mar 22, 2014 at 2:22

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A stitch and glue boat hull is made of plywood panels assembled with fiberglass tape. Contrary to traditional boat building in which molds define the hull shape, in stitch and glue, the hull panels define the shape.

Another major difference with wooden boat building is that the framing of a stitch and glue boat is made of fiberglass.

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