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Dickies International Boat Sales - Dickies of Bangor
+44 (0)1248 363400
NEW Dudley Dix Didi 34 - Well established ongoing Project. Built of radius chine plywood to a high standard. The boat comes with many extras and is a great opportunity to acquire a part finished project, Lying North Wales
PART FINISHED NEW BOAT BUILD PROJECT
The Didi Mini is compact and fast cruiser racer with good performance and is the smaller sister to the DIDI 38. She is a bit more cruising orientated than the 38 .Designed to be a good all-round performer, the Didi 34 will be able to account well for herself in round the buoys or passage races while still being a comfortable small cruiser.
Radius chine plywood simplicity and economy
Construction is radius chine plywood, designed for ease of construction and to achieve a strong and light structure which could be built by people with average handyman skills and a modest budget.
Her lines are thoroughly modern, with short overhangs, fine bow at the waterline and moderately powerful stern. Sections are slightly Veed throughout the length. The forward underbody has been shaped to develop dynamic lift to keep the bow up at speed and promote surfing.
The hull has moderate beam and is well flared to give a narrow waterline, reduced drag and improved comfort at sea.
Draft of the standard keel is 1.9m but the drawings also include a shallower option of 1.5m draft for shallow water areas. Stability is similar with both keels but the shallower one is heavier, so performance on all headings is reduced.
Easily handled deck stepped rig
The mast is deck-stepped on top of a post aft of the main bulkhead, structurally the most sound solution for a timber boat. It places everything below the mast in compression rather than trying to force the hull and deck apart, as happens with a keel-stepped mast. It also eliminates the problem of water going below through the mast and collar.
Comfortable and practical interior
Down below, the midship engine gives excellent access for maintenance, places the heavy weight at the optimum position to reduce pitching and allows a flatter after underbody because the weight is not having to be supported as far aft. It also allows a good seagoing U-shape galley to be built around the engine, with centreline sinks.
The saloon settees are integral water tanks and the saloon table is a box in two sections. The lower is an epoxy coated plywood fuel tank and the upper is a storage compartment.
The separation between sleeping cabins makes her well suited to small family or two-couple cruising, with the settees serving as alternate berths for bad weather. The lazarette is large and has compartments for liferaft, gas and batteries.
You will see from the photographs the stage the build is at. The boat comes with the following equipment :-
Boat Equipment :
Boat comes with two Lewmar hatches size 60 and size 50.
Lewmar opening port lights x 5.
Push pit and pull pit requires tig welding all made and tacked together.
Forestay chain plate.
Lewmar Bow roller.
Lewmar chain stopper.
Base for lewmar pro winch series.
Pair of chain plates caps, intermediates and lowers.
Spinlock deck organizer x2
Companionway Bridge hatches.
Bases for winches x 6
Bases for spinlock Jammers .
Backstay chain plates.
Rudder upper and lower bearing and holders
Volvo Penta engine base and sail drive 120S.
Water tanks two x 300 litres and inspection cover
Keel 1750 Kg steel and lead bulb format, deep version ready too bolt on.
Two stainless steel Basins.
4 Harken ball bearing cheek blocks with cleats.
Hinges for lazerette locker.
Stainless steel fasteners A4 and A2 to almost complete.
Stantion bases and stations.
6 deck cleats
Most deck fittings have been pre-drilled .
Fridge freezer almost done.
Perfection Pro finish coat
Various paints and fillers .
Due to a change of plans I am reluctantly selling my Didi 34 project, The majority of the work has been completed but needs a likeminded individual to take her on and put their finish to her. Viewing strongly recommended.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.