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, 5 July 2020
Trim of the Boat Improved
When the boat was first launched in July 2018, it floated well on the DWL. But only if the crew was evenly distributed on the boat. As soon as there were more than two crew members in the cockpit, the scoop was flooded.
28th July 2018 after launching. The boat floats well on DWL
In order to overcome the problem, I decided to shifted the engine batteries (120 kg) from bulkhead G to bulkhead C.
I will see whether the action was successful in a few days when the boat goes to water.
Engine batteries shifted from bulkhead G to bulkhead C.