DUDLEY DIX YACHT DESIGN

Building the DH550 Catamaran

Page 5 - Finishing Interior of Hulls

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DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Bulkheads and backbone epoxy filletted to hull skin and all surfaces of skin sealed with at least two coats of epoxy.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Slabs of styrofoam insulation close-fitted between stringers and glued to hull skin. Before doing this work the openings through the hull for portholes must be cut and trimmer frames fitted around them as can be seen in the photo.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Plywood inner skin fitted. The plywood is presealed with two coats of epoxy on the hidden face before fitting.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Inner skin epoxy filletted to backbone and bulkheads.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Engine compartment under aft berth. There is no insulation or inner hull skin in this area. The backbone is cut out of this compartment and replaced by the engine beds, which are built up from multiple layers of plywood.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Daggerboard casing installed.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Lockers and berths being constructed.

DH550 radius chine plywood catamaran

Aft cabin lockers and berth, with engine installed.

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