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Originally Posted by chef2sail:1027815
Lastly make sure that te dodger is high enough so you can look through it at the helm and protect the helmsman from wind and spray. Many make taking dodgers which protect companion ways but really offer no windbreak or shelter for the helmsman. On most boats I have seen this and don't understand why.
That's your preference, its not a must in my opinion. A tall dodger has a lot of windage and may not fit the profile of the boat well. Also, I know many, myself included, who prefer to look over the dodger and not through windows, especially in a rain. A connector from the bimini to dodger is a good solution if you prefer more protection from wind, rain, or sun. Some have a window in the connector.
Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist
1982 Tartan 37 CB - Hull #358
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