Building what is called a “Sneak Boat”. This one is about 11’ 4" long and 30 inches wide. Weighs about 60 lbs. It is built using the “Stitch & Glue” method. I learned how to build this from my brother Eddie. It is constructed of Cypress for the frame and 3/8 plywood for the sides and bottom.


Very nice! I have made a couple similar, but with a more square Back for an electric motor. I used to use mine to duck hunt with in January, very cold hunting for whistlers. It’s surprising how thin you can actually get material to be and still float and hold water out. Great job. Send us a photo if you can on the water.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Fine looking vessel.
I don’t understand the “stitch and glue” reference though as you have chines. S&G is used to avoid the need for chines.
Anyway, you are correct, (almost) any boat is a good thing …….. even plastic ones have their place……. I guess.

Good job!

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

I agree with Paul, any boat is a good thing….


Looks good. I hope we get to see it finished.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Here is the finished boat. Whatca think Mike40?

cool boat very cool.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Shipwright.. . .Don’t know what I was thinking. I actually build the frame first, then add the sides and finally the bottom. So it is not a stitch and glue because it is screwed and glued together, not held by ty wraps or wire.

Looks very nice, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)