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Radius Chine Plywood Didi 26

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Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Ake Unander built his Didi 26 in Sweden. See more photos of his project.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Turan Cam is building his Didi 26 in Ceyhan-Adana, Turkey.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Eirik Naese of Finland was building his Didi 26 with freeboard increased by 200mm (8") to make her more suitable for cruising. Sadly, Eirik died without completing his project.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Andrew Guy is building this Didi 26 in Tasmania, Australia.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Dick Sanders built a Didi 26 in Thailand. See photos of his completed boat and visit his website.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Dave Rhoton built a Didi 26 near to Baltimore, USA. He has increased freeboard to gain interior space.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Dave Smith is building a Didi 26 in Port Louis, Mauritius, for his son, Andrew. She has been expanded in all directions.


Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Dave Smith also built the woodwork of this Didi 26 in Mauritius, for Jean-Baptiste deSpeville. It is scaled up in width and depth but the length scale was kept the same and a sugar scoop was added. Dave built the hull, deck and interior single-handed in 400 hours, ready for painting to start. See more of his project.

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Cetin Kent is building his Didi 26 in Turkey, from a CNC kit supplied by Ertug. Cetin will be writing articles about the construction for Turkish sailing magazines. See more of his project.

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Paul Langley is building his Didi 26 in South Africa. Here he has friends helping him to turn the hull over, by rolling it onto tyres to cushion it.

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Giannis Kamenakis is building a Didi 26 in Chios, Greece. All of the longitudinals are in place, ready to receive the hull skin.

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Roland Zellweger is building his Didi 26 on the beach below his holiday cottage in the Philippines, assisted by locals. Roland first built a detailed scale model of his boat, to help him understand the construction method. Follow his project at his website

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Roman Leonidov is building his Didi 26 in Moscow, Russia. His boat is in the early stages, with bulkheads and backbone set up on the stocks, ready for stringers to be fitted.

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Friends Frank van den Berg and Johan Vermaning are building a Didi 26 for themselves in Oosterwolde, Netherlands. Plywood boatbuilding is about the most neighbour-friendly method that there is, so they are building in a residential area.

Didi 26 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders

Friends Ugo Mancuso, Salvo Marchese, Rino Corollo & Francesco Corollo have done a beautiful job of building their slightly modified Didi 26 in Italy. See more of their project and their website.

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