Last summer I started to make the keel foil (see: shaping the keel), it was time to finish it. Without a totally ready-made keel core foil – I can’t set the keel box exactly. Dudley Dix (the designer of Didi26) wrote down that the keel foil must be covered with glass cloth (unidirectional vertically). Unfortunately in my country, the UD glass cloth can be bought just in 32 kgs of roll. Because I need only some hundreds of grams, this was not an opportunity. But, a specialist (a chemist who is working for epoxy distributor, see: Alvin Plast) had suggested that I might replace UD glass to UD carbon /keeping the prescription of the original plan regarding to the resistance of high forces against the glass reinforced keel, the carbon cloth has 20% more strength in vertical/–> this way I could buy the quantity I need, not thousands times more.

The pictures and some explanation for them:

2 be continued…