Dudley Dix 43
foot custom aluminum sailboat
||43 feet 10 inches
||13 feet 5 inches
||5 feet 11 inches
last project was thisDudley
Dix 43 foot centre cockpit design also modified with a hard
dodger and fitted with Diamond
Sea-Glaze windows. She was painted with an Awlgrip finish
and non-skid decks in Tuff-Coat
of the hull was insulated with Mascoat
Delta “T” sprayed on insulating coating and Knauf fibreglass
insulating board giving a completely fireproof coating. Woodwork
was eastern maple with Sapele trim all epoxy coated and finished
with a rubbed effect varnish. She was powered with an 70 horsepower
Isuzu 4JB1 diesel engine fitted with an autostrem feathering propeller.
Other equipment included Jefa Transmission Steering system, a Hurricane
diesel hot water system and Furuno NavNet 3D integrated electronics
system. Rigging and spars were supplied by Selden Mast Inc. and
installed by Bluewater Spars and Rigging. Deck hardware was Ronstan,
Andersen winches and Lofrans windlass. Sails were supplied by Leitch
and McBride Sobstad Sails. Roton
Industries Ltd. supplied and installed the Furuno and other
Forward set of frames
Shell plating completed.Welded inside then back cut on the outside,
As an experiment the hull was painted in primer before turnover
when all surfaces
are readily accessible. The area above the rubbing band is unpainted
as the deck
has yet to be welded in place.
Hull After turnover. Keel is half open on one side for installation
A hard dodger was custom designed by Dudley.
Hull is finish painted by the rolling and brushing technique. No
filler has beeen used to achieve this degree of fairness.
Dodger finish painted and fitted with Diamond/Sea-Glaze windows.
Inside of finished dodger with teak layed on cockpit seats.
Ready fo launch
Selden mast and nesting dinghy
Finished cockpit with folding wheel
Cabin top and mast details
Port side of saloon
Starboard side of saloon
Chart table and instruments
Access to electrical wiring
Vanity - aft cabin
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