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.
In between, I dedicate myself again to the keel foil. I glue the stainless steel rods for fixing the lead bulb into the foil segments. After that I bring the foil segmentsfor glueing into aspecially prepared fixture in line.