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.
The set of bulb slabs is almost complet. Only two 10 mm flat slabs I have to cast before the launch. The upright standing slab is not made of lead, but of stainless steel. Otherwise it would be mechanically to unstable.