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Our dodger was originally built tight, and has seemed stable over the last 3 years. Sloppy dodgers really look kind of shoddy to me.
I have seen stitching pulled out on older dodgers, but suspect it's more due to the UV degradation of the thread, or the result of stresses from people grabbing the dodger as they pass by or stumble.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)