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Dudley Dix 43 foot custom aluminum sailboat

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Designer Dudley Dix
Length 43 feet 10 inches
Beam 13 feet 5 inches
Draft 5 feet 11 inches
Launched July 2008
Displacement 31,517 lbs.

Our 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 .The interior 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 electronics.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
Forward set of frames

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
Shell plating completed.Welded inside then back cut on the outside, then welded
and ground.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
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.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
Hull After turnover. Keel is half open on one side for installation of ballast.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
A hard dodger was custom designed by Dudley.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
Hull is finish painted by the rolling and brushing technique. No filler has beeen used to achieve this degree of fairness.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
Dodger finish painted and fitted with Diamond/Sea-Glaze windows.

Dudley Dix design custom aluminum sailboat, boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building, Dearden Marine aluminum boat fabricators
Inside of finished dodger with teak layed on cockpit seats.


Ready fo launch


Launching


Afloat


Sea trials


Sea trials


Mast stepped


Selden mast and nesting dinghy




Finished cockpit with folding wheel


Cabin top and mast details


Swim grid



Port side of saloon


Saloon table


Wine storage


Starboard side of saloon


Chart table and instruments


Access to electrical wiring


Aft cabin




Vanity - aft cabin


Aft shower


Aft head


Galley

 

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