DIX 470 CATAMARAN PROJECT
Building a Dudley Dix 470 Catamaran.
My neighbours have become accustom to my building activities over the years.
We have always had boats in our family, normally the powered
variety. When I was 14 I helped my father build a sea sledge,
fibreglass hull with ply and hardwood deck, this was the first boat
building project. He purchased a second hand National sailing
dingy in 1985, we got some sailing books and we taught ourselves
to sail. Our first forays into sailing were, to say the least, exciting.
The national has not seen the water now for 27 years!
My first hobby was rebuilding cars, well as an apprentice electrician
that's all one could afford, wrecks. Next project was a motor home,
a bought a Bedford CF luton box wagon and began the
transformation. I extended the chassis by 7', moved the back axel
back, I tend not to do things by halves. Then more car rebuilding,
doubling the size of our house, building model aircraft then the full
size aircraft, then bigger model aircraft, where was it going to end?
The Photo Diary
documents the build
DH550 Hull #1, "Wild Vanilla"