Igor Bzik, a boatbuilder extraordinaire, is not your average guy. He lives 300km away from the ocean. Before he could sail DRACO, the Dragon daysailer he built drago boat in 2010, he needed to get an additional driver’s license to transport the craft of 17 meters to the coast. He smiles and says, “I had to go back school to learn how trailer driving works.”
Speedy Drago Boat
He also has never built drago boats. He is a graphic designer and engineer who spent many years on the water with speedboats. However, he decided to quit the noise and feel like he was cruising in a gas station.
The building of DRACO began. He began researching odouls the process of creating his own Dragon after discovering The Dragon, a long-keeled yacht with an elegant design by Norwegian John Anker in 1929.
This was back in 2010. That was in 2010. He says, “I wanted perfection.” “I planned everything ahead of time. “I thought about the drago boat all the way and wanted the best epoxy possible as part of that perfection.”
A dream is just the beginning drago boat
Igor discovered a Dragon in Split, which was built in 1953. It was in disrepair and taking up valuable marina space, so the owners wanted it to be sold. Igor purchased it with the intention of rebuilding it.
After he took it apart and shipped Jade Jordan it to Zagreb, he realized that this was not an option. He says, “It was more convenient to build a completely different drago boat.” “The cast iron ballast keel from the original drago boat is the only thing I used.”
It was time to go back to the drawing board, literally. Igor ordered blueprints from the International Dragon Association of London. Igor modified the hull to include an additional sleeping cabin and increased protection against choppy seas.
He took a year off from work and started the building process by laminating 120 mahogany frames in his friend’s art space. WESTSYSTEM(r), 206 Slow Hardener (r), and WEST SYSTEM(r), 406 Colloidal Silica were used as thickeners.
Igor states that epoxy was not a problem. It doesn’t smell and emits no pollutants, so you can use it right in your own home. It’s difficult to control. I had previously worked with polyester resin. It’s difficult to work with if you Cupbop have too much polyester. It is easy to mix epoxy if it is well mixed.