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Didi 26 Jean-Baptiste deSpeville


This series of photos of his Didi 26 project came from Jean-Baptiste deSpeville of Black River, Mauritius. Thank you JB, for your contribution.

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Didi 26 plywood boat plans
Dave Smith working on JB's boat, fitting bottom panels. The wide stringer is for the junction between flat sheets and laminated radius sections of the skin and comprises a stringer with a plywood doubler.

Didi 26 plywood boat plans
Side and bottom panels fitted and first layer of radius started.

Didi 26 plywood boat plans
The hull skin completed, showing the good shape resulting from this method of building.

Didi 26 plywood boat plans
Hull turn-over day. This photo shows how the stringers converge in the lower forebody of these hulls, giving tremendous strength to resist damage from flotsam collisions.

Didi 26 plywood boat plans
Deck on, cabin skin in progress and sheer capping also on the go.

Didi 26 plywood boat plans
Closer view of stitch and glue cabin skin.

Didi 26 plywood boat plans
Deck structure nearing completion. The stitch and glue seams have now been glass taped.

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