Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Dix 43 center cockpit on launch day

This was of course a big day, in many ways the day before was an even bigger day as the keel was fitted to the boat, would the 14 x 20mm keel studs line up with the holes in the boat? Would the 4 fuel tank pipes fit, lots of questions.

Thats John Holmes standing on the aft deck of the boat, John is a good friend and was crew on our trip
to Salvador,Bahia, Brasil on another boat I took over some years back. John took over the job of propping the boat up for me the day before once it was on its keel, thanks John!

Picture taken by RH McBride using a Pentax film camera. Click on the image for a larger view.

The hull of this yacht was constructed mainly by one person in a six week time span period.

Plans are available from we can supply a bulkhead kit set. The coach roof was a custom design for this boat.