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John, Where is your travler located. I don't see one in the picture?
Hi Free,

Yeah, I see what you mean, those photos make it seem like we don't have one.

In the bottom photo, you can just see a tiny piece of the track at the trailing edge of the companionway bridge deck. In that photo, the traveller car is eased down to starboard since we're ghosting downwind, so you don't see the mainsheet system. In the top photo, the mainsheet has been disconnected from the traveller car and clipped off to the port boarding gate -- getting it out of the cockpit while docked...

It is actually a handy location, I can manage it while at the helm.

More on topic: We also have an "insert" that we attach to the bimini and that zips to the dodger to extend our cockpit coverage at anchor.
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We are currently constructing a dodge for our boat. We are also adding permanent handrails. Out thought was this. Make a bimini first with zip out panels and buy the best window material that is made for the panels which zip out. Any rolling of the windows or the panel which contains them will cut down their life and visability eventually. When it is hot, we have the same airflow as we have had with our current fold down dodger.by having the panels zipped out. The panels are stored in sleeves to avopid the windows scratching.

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I'll only say this a well designed dodger should never need to be put down.

Folding, rolling or collapsing a dodger is the single worst thing you can do to it. It can cut the life of windows by about 2/3 and the canvas by as much as 25-50%.

Don't waste money on a good well made dodger if all you are going to do is fold it or roll up the windows..

I have not had to drop a dodger in over 10 years but they are quality built (except for my current boat not yet replaced) and I can see through them and walk around them.

A well made dodger is worth every penny and bad one is not worth the cost of the materials it's made with..

Check out these guys and then compare your local dodger guys to them.

Iverson Designs (LINK)

Also consider a "drop top" dodger so you don't ruin your windows..
That is impressive work!!!!
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