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.
Rudder Blade and Rudder Boxare largelycompletedsince two years. Since then Iknow thatthe rudder bladeclampsin the box. TodayI went to the problem. I used a copper-pipe and a plywood sheet pasted up with sandpaper to widen the slit. There were threehours of workup to success.