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Amateur Projects -
Didi 38 Vouloumanos


This series of photos of his Didi 38 project came from Nikos & Greg Vouloumanos of Sparta, in Greece. Thanks Nikos & Greg, for your contribution.

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Laminated floors. These are main structural members to support the keel and were laminated in place, using the keelson and stringers as formers to give the shape. They were then removed for cleaning on the workbench before being permanently glued into the hull.

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Second layer of radius in progress

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders
Hull skin completed, sanded and epoxy in progress.

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateur builders
Nikos is covering the outside of the hull with a light layer of glass reinforcement set in the epoxy coating. This adds durability by protecting the skin from sun damage and small impacts and grazes.

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Same stage. The hardwood shoe to receive the keel root can be seen at the top of the photo.

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateurs
Hull glassed and a filler coat applied as a fairing layer, the hull is now being sanded in preparation for painting.

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans for amateurs
Turn-over day. They have chosen to turn the hull inside the building in a very confined space. This was done with a scaffold tower and two chain blocks. Frames were built arond the hull to take the load and protect it during the roll-over.

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The turn nearing completion.

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