Originally Posted by mdelmonaco
I'm looking for some ideas to lower the appareance of my doghouse. Anybody has any idea?
Have you tried raising the waterline?
Actually, your idea to try a "wooden strip" on the cabin side is a good one. This is usually called an "eyebrow" trim, and is very effective at reducing the "visual height" of a coachroof.
The designer of our boat employed that trick, and it works fairly well. I once saw a low-maintenance (no exterior teak trim) version of our boat and I was surprised how tall the coachroof seemed without it.