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Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Our thanks to Fred Grimminck in Australia and Mike Vermeersch in Ohio USA for supplying these build photos of their projects. Fred is building from scratch and Mike is building from a kit that we supplied. Click for info on the kits




Bottom panels installed. The tangent edges of the panels are rebated to half depth for the junction with the radiused skin. The first layer of skin butts against the edge of the panel and the second layer laps onto the rebate, finishing flush.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Same stage, side view. In the bottom right corner of the photo the end of a lower side panel can be seen, clamped in place.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Side panels fitted. The joint between the upper and lower side panels on each side are flush at the bow but develop into the chine further aft.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Side panels completed. The chine can be seen in this view, disappearing in the forward sections.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

First layer of radius being fitted.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Same stage. You can see that the surface is recessed below the side and bottom panels. The second layer will finish flush.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Same stage. The rebate along the edge of the side panel is visible.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

First layer of radius completed.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Same stage.

Didi 950 radius chine plywood boat plans

Same stage.

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