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.
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Monday, 16 May 2016
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Lining the Engine Shaft Continued
For lining the shaft opening I cut some pluggable plywood boards. I described it in my Post of February. Now the pluggable plywood boards were glued in place, the hollow space has been filled with foam "VOSSCHEMIE UNIZELL-SCHAUM HR-AT" and covered by a plywood board cut from cockpit floor opening. The T-shaped opening has been covered with fibreglass and all corners were filled with epoxy-fillets. Afterwards I primered the shaft with EPIFANES EPOXY PRIMER.
|Left: Plywood boards were glued in place. Centre: Hollow space has been filled with foam. Right: Foam surface planed by using a oscillating saw|
|Left: Foam surface covered by a plywood board. Centre: Edges of the T-shaped opening rounded. Right: T-shaped opening covered with fibreglass and corners filled with epoxy-fillets|
|Left: Surface sanded. Centre: Outboard mount glued in place. Right: Primered|
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Scoop Filled and Primered
|Scoop after filling with YACHTCARE HIGH BUILD EPOXY FILLER followed by WEST EPOXY plus filler type 410 |
Scoop after 2nd time filled with WEST EPOXY plus filler type 410
|Scoop after primered with EPIFANES EPOXY PRIMER|
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