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10-10-2013 02:25 PM
Faster
Re: New Dodger

Quote:
Originally Posted by Markwesti View Post
A simple boom tent over the new dodger will add years to it's life .
Yes, but you need to be careful about tarp/dodger and sail cover contact. The tarp can do a lot of chafe damage to both over a winter they are in constant contact.

Best to remove sail/cover, and ensure tarp is clear of dodger parts. Ideally you'll have a frame for the cover/tarp and there's no contact, but that's getting pretty involved..
10-10-2013 02:19 PM
Markwesti
Re: New Dodger

A simple boom tent over the new dodger will add years to it's life .
10-10-2013 03:21 AM
SlowButSteady
Re: New Dodger

Got any pics of the new dodger?
05-11-2013 02:25 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: New Dodger

Thanks Faster

I always wanted to be part of a club!! That did make me feel better though.

It sounds like you got a pretty good deal on your dodger. That is about the same range for me and that's using the existing frame and they have the old dodger for reference. I think you did well.

I will try to incorporate some of the suggestions that were offered. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond.
05-10-2013 06:13 PM
Faster
Re: New Dodger

If you've got more money into the boat than it's worth, it just means you exactly like 99.9% if the rest of us on this board - so welcome to the club!!

FYI ours was just over $3K, starting from no dodger at all. Pricey but there you are....
05-10-2013 04:16 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: New Dodger

You obviously did a really good job executing yours to meet your needs. To have it designed specially for your boat - was it within the realm of human affordability?

I have already installed a furler, had a genoa reconstructed, had the bottom professionally painted and a few other things. This will be my last project for this year. I really felt the pressure to get a lot of this done because she is going to be docked up in an area with very few services close by. It seemed like a good idea to go ahead, bite the bullet and git'r done.

I probably need to be careful though. Can you over improve a boat for her value the way you can over improve a house for the neighbourhood? She is 35 years old, but beautiful to my eyes at least. That boat as a hole in the water thing... I just need to make sure the hole isn't too big!!!
05-10-2013 04:00 PM
Faster
Re: New Dodger

That was the challenge with ours.. we have a large, high bridgedeck and the overall height vs the ability to get in and out easily was quite a challenge. The large radius bows as opposed to more typical squarish corners helps lower the 'visual' height and size of the dodger overall.
05-10-2013 03:36 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: New Dodger

Good call...What a nice way to put it. I am going to reuse the previous frame so that will limit my choices. I don't think that the previous one was too out of proportion. I am also somewhat vertically challenged so I don't need anything too high either. It does block the view somewhat no matter what the size (and my height) but I hope the protection will be worth it. Most sailboats in the PNW seem to have them.
I'm glad that you brought that comment to my attention.
Thanks
05-10-2013 03:29 PM
Minnesail
Re: New Dodger

Quote:
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
A tall dodger has a lot of windage and may not fit the profile of the boat well.
I agree, I think "fit the profile" is a polite way of saying that an oversize dodger can turn a beautiful boat into a silly looking kludge
05-10-2013 03:22 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: New Dodger

Thanks Faster

Anchor Canvas from Port Townsend is supposed to do it next week. The boat is currently in Sequim, WA and we will probably take it to Victoria (rather than coming over Vancouver side) and continue North. Since I'm so close to my spot on their schedule, I think I will stick with them unless there is a reason not to. I will keep those name for future reference though.
Appreciate your input very much!
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