Today I have received photos from Fred of his project. He is at the same stage as Mike but the different perspective of his photos shows the details from different angles to help visualise how it all goes together. Click on the photos to enlarge.
|Bottom panels fitted, bow view|
|Ready for side panels to start|
|Interior view of transom and cockpit area|
A major difference between the two boats of Mike and Fred is in the keel detailing. Mikes boat has a fixed bulb keel that hangs from an internal support box that is bolted between the two components of the double backbone. The support box also holds the engine beds and bearers, sited directly over the keel. Fred's boat will have a lifting keel. It will be housed in a modified keel support box of identical footprint but with integrated casing for the lifting keel and without the engine beds. Fred's engine will be a saildrive unit located under the companionway and front of the cockpit.
There are also boats to the Didi 950 design beign built in Greece and Latvia. Watch this blog for news on all of them.
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