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Re: Dodger (sprayhood) design..
I'm not sure I completely understand the question.
I had to replace my old dodger that had removable side panels with clear ports sewn in the sides and a roll up clear front " window".
When I replaced it I had the dodger made as a one piece with clear triangular side ports sewn in and the roll up window.
By removing the extra zippers and stitching that the side panels created, I think it's a cleaner and lower maintanence design. It's the zippers and the stitching that seems to go first.. ( Teeth breaking, etc) I also had a connector made between the dodger and the bimini..which provides good shade to the cockpit in summer and rain protection.
In reality, I rarely roll up the front panel, If I do, it's usually when motoring on a windless day.