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.
95 % of the hull speed has been reached at 2500 W motor power. The hull speed of the Träholm is 6.6 kn and has been reached at 3500 W. The maximum available motor power of the Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 RS is 4000 W.