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Didi 26

The Didi 26 is a radius chine plywood cruiser racer with options of lifting or fixed keel and tall or short fractional sloop rigs. She has compact but comfortable accommdation for 4 people in racing or cruising configurations. The racing configuration has a long trench cockpit with two quarter berths below and the racing configuration has a short cockpit with wide bridgedeck and transverse double berth below. Accommodation also includes a small galley and enclosed heads. Powering is with an outboard or small saildrive diesel. Keel bulb options are a side profile that is easily cast by an amateur or a more streamlined beavertail bulb that is more suited to casting by professionals. See the Didi 23 for a smaller version of this concept.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Dudley Dix
Year of Design: 
1997
LOA: 
26' 3"
Beam: 
8' 1"
Draft: 
1' 8" keel up, 5' 7" keel down, 5' 7" fixed keel
Displacement: 
3306lb to DWL, 2204lb light
Materials: 
Wood
Propulsion: 
sail
Skill Level to Build: 
semi-skilled
Cost: 
Plans US$600, study pack $55, plus shipping. Mylar bulkhead patterns optional extra
Contact Information: 

1340-1272 N Great Neck Rd #343 Virginia Beach VA 23454 Phone: (757)962-9273