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 63, 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, 18 August 2019
Ready for Launching
After mounting the bulb slabs to the keel fin and and a stopper to the trailer the boat is ready for launching.
The weight of the lead bulb is now 240 kg and its rightning moment 560 kgm.