Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Building the Didi 34 Nandi by Dix Design

I have in the past mentioned my surprise to see the buyer of one of our Didi 34 kits launching his boat in the Hout Bay Harbour one fine October day.

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This was taken yesterday and as part of the survey for a new owner, the boat was seen to be in fine condition. Later the boat was re launched, then the seller and new owner went out in the bay for what became a two hour sail. I was told later that under sail the boat made 9.1 knots and under motor 7.6 knots!

The design is by Dudley Dix, the design and plans details are most probably the best in the world and worth the asking price some times over.

This launch was only two years after we CNC cut all the boats BS1088 okoume marine grade plywoods and machined the Meranti wood required. Our kit also supplies the epoxy and can extend right through to the fittings and the rest of the boat.

The owner builder told me yesterday that the easiest part of the whole boats build was our kit, if we consider that this was the guys very first attempt at boat building, that's quite a statement.

How great is that.


If you want to know the full story on this great design check the link below.

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This is the same boat and named Nandi (nice) when launched in October 2007.