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 60, 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.
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Preparation For Turning The Hull
Turning over the hullI want toaccomplishby usingtwolarge rings built around the hull.
Each ring is built from three segments of plywood. The ring segments are cold molded from three layer of 6mm plywood strips with 150 mm width.