Despite of Kurt Reinke's self-convinced and unobjective way of representing the subject matter in his Book "Yachtbau", I almost think a 10 m aluminum yacht with ASY-twin-keels might be the right decision for me and our tide-dependent home-waters with dry-falling marinas.
I am going to order study plans .
This blog will take you along the different steps of building a 23 foot dropkeel sailboat. The DIDI 23 is one of the available designs for the amateur builder designed by Dudley Dix. The boat is built as a radius chine trailer sailer from plywood with bulb dropkeel.
I am 64, married, have two adult children and working as engineer for rf techniques at a physical research centre of the Helmholtz Association. I live close to the Elbe river in a suburb of Hamburg, Germany.
Thursday, 1 November 2007
Wednesday, 1 August 2007
The Idea to Build a Boat
Around my 50th Birthday I came up with the idea to build a boat. I was thinking of a sailing boat, a nice yacht, not too small - about 10 to 12 meter long. I then began to look into books and studied among others the book "Yachtbau" by Kurt Reinke. The book should be a technical book. It contains much valuable information and I learned a lot from it. But the book is at times also unobjective and even polemical. The reader quickly realize that Kurt Reinke was not a gifted writer but a yacht designer - a self-convinced yacht designer!
His messages are:
His messages are:
- Forget the self-construction of your sailing yacht. Rely on special adapted do-it-yourself constructions of experienced designers.
- A sailing yacht must be made of steel or aluminum and come with ASY-twin-keels.
- A seagoing yacht should not be insubmersibel.
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