Didi Mini
Radius Chine Plywood


The following list of materials is approximate and intended for calculation of approximate costs. We offer no guarantees of accuracy.

The list is for all timber in the construction of hull, deck and interior, including building stocks, temporary bracing etc. Allowance has been made in the quantities for about 20% wastage, with the exception of the building stocks and chipboard, which are net.

These figures allow for building with 6mm plywood skin for hull and deck. If you want to build with the optional 9mm hull skin then replace the 3mm plywood with 4 or 4.5mm thick, whichever is available in your area and replace 7 sheets of 6mm plywood with 7 sheets of 9mm. The extra weight of the increased plywood thickness will be approximately 30kg (66lb) with Okoume plywood.

CHIPBOARD (for setting out bulkheads if building from offsets)
1,83x2,74m (6'x9') 16mm (5/8") - 1 sheet

MARINE PLYWOOD 1,22x2,44m (4'x8') (preferably Gaboon or Okoume plywood)
3mm (1/8") - 7 sheets
6mm (1/4") - 16 sheets (19 sheets for Cruise-Mini)
9mm (3/8") - 15 sheets
12mm (1/2") - 2 sheets (4 sheets for Cruise-Mini)

SAWN PINE (for building stocks etc)
25X125mm (1"x5") (rails) - 18m (59')
50x50mm (2"x2") (bulkhead legs) - 20m (66')
75x75mm (3"x3") (posts) - 5m (17')

CEDAR or similar, selected, free of knots, shakes fractures etc
20x20 (3/4"x3/4") triangular fillet (joinery fillets) 20m (66')
19x23mm (3/4"x29/32") (tangent stringers) - 33m (108')
19x32mm (3/4"x1 1/4") (hull and deck stringers) - 154m (505')
22x32mm (7/8"x1 1/4") (bulkhead cleats) - 4m (14')
22x64mm (7/8"x2 1/2") (sheer clamps) - 16m (53')
32x32mm (1 1/4"x1 1/4") (toerails) - 10m (33')

RESIN & GLASS (for coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy resin (low viscosity 100% solids) - 40kg (90lb)
50mm (2") Wide woven tape - 60m (200')
75mm (3") Wide tape - 15m (50')
100mm (4") Wide tape - 15m (50')
450g/sq.m Biaxial fabric - 8sq.m (90sq.ft)

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