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Re: Dodger Sticker Shock!
Can I template off the frame at home, or does it need to be done at the boat? That is, could I (or the canvas guy) take home the frame and make a template without the frame being on the boat? Just trying to think of ways the job could be made easier. When I tried to make a template for my companionway last spring, the gnats were brutal and made it almost impossible.
You could probably rough the main canopy as long as you KNEW you had the same geometry on the mounting points as you do on the boat.. but you couldn't pattern the transition to the cabintop anywhere else.. AFAIK
the pros all do this on the boat. Best results would be having the frame exactly as installed (therefore on the boat) and patterning the entire dodger there.
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