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Radius Chine Plywood Keelboats over 30ft.

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for this method of construction.

Didi 38 "Black Cat" radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

"Black Cat", racing around the Cape of Good Hope. She was the experiment which developed into the radius chine plywood method used for the Didi range of designs. She is a Didi 38 and was built in my garden.


Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Jon Lunn is building his Didi 40 (Didi 38 with extended stern) in the UK. He is having a friend document the project on professional video and intends to market it as a "how to" video on the radius chine plywood building method.


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Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Nikos and Greg Vouloumanos are building this Didi 38 in Sparta, Greece.
See more of their project.


Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Luigi Andriolo is building a Didi 38 in Italy. Here his bulkheads are set up and ready for longitudinals. The temporary support to receive the stem is also in place.


Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Orhan Sati, of Marmaris in Turkey, is building a Didi 40 for himself.


Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Giancarlo Mochetto is building a Didi 40 for himself in Italy. Lanch date - late 2005.


Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Charles Papish is building his Didi 40 on Johnston Atoll in the North Pacific from a kit that was supplied from half-way round the world, by CKD Boats in Cape Town, South Africa.


Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Blackie Swart lives in Vryburg, in the middle of South Africa. He is building a Didi 40 for himself, shown here almost ready for the hull to be turned.
See more of his project.


Didi 40cr radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Selim Urguplu is building his Didi 40cr in Mersin, Turkey.


Didi 40cr radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Baha Akin built his Didi 40cr "Cerkez Kizi" in Mugla,
Turkey. Soon after launch, he and his crew won their
division of the Marmaris International Race Week with her.


Didi 40cr radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Husband and wife amateur builders, Mehmet and
Gulumser Ozharar, built their Didi 40cr "Chester" in Turkey.


Didi MG30 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Australian Cameron Clarke is building his Didi MG30 in South Africa.


Didi MG30 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Tamas Csaba built his Didi MG30 in Budapest, Hungary.
Visit his website to see construction photos of his project.
More sailing photos


Didi MG30 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Stefano Karatasitsas and friends are building this Didi MG30 in Greece.
See more of their project. You can also visit their website to keep up with progress.


Didi MG30 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Rudi Warnaar is building his Didi MG30 in Spijkenisse, Holland.
You can visit his website to keep up with progress and see more photos.


Didi MG30 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Taras Vasylevych and crew are building this Didi MG30 in Kyiv in the Ukraine.


Didi MG30 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Alain Poncelet is building his Didi MG30 in Bredene, Belgium.
He is achieving a beautiful standard of finish in his work.
Visit his website for more build and sailing photos.


Didi 34 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Terry Stamp is building his Didi 34 in Perth, Western Australia.


Didi 34 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Another Didi 34 in Australia, this one being built by Simon Lynton in Windsor, NSW. In this photo you can clearly see the cleats that have been fitted to the bulkheads to receive the joinery and the settee tops have already been installed. They can be seen between the 3rd and 5th bulkheads from the bow.

Simon has a good spread of build photos on his website. Click to view them.


Didi 34 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Phil Semenov is building his Didi 34 in Ukraine. He is doing very neat work, so should produce an excellent boat. This photo shows the stringer system very clearly.


Didi 34 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Brad Venuto is building his Didi 34 in Oklahoma, USA. He delayed his project for 6 months, to first build a workshop in which to build the boat. He is rapidly regaining that lost time because he has been able to continue building through rain and snow, which would have stopped him for long periods.


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