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sbalbo 01-17-2009 11:36 AM

Hard Dodger for Hood 38
We are thinking of replacing our existing dodger with one of the hard kind. Does anybody have any experience with this? Recommendations, pictures, price points?

Thank You,

Stefan Balbo
Hood 38 Mk 2

kaluvic 01-17-2009 12:28 PM

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We built ours from ply and was a really big job and came out quite heavy.

I would probably use another core material if it was foam.

I did go a bit over the top with the glass as well, but I needed to be able to stand/dance on it.

SVVita 03-07-2009 07:50 PM


Just out of curiosity, what was the thickness of plywood you used. I like the idea of not having any sides, reduces windage a little. Nice piece of kit.

kaluvic 03-08-2009 05:36 AM

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Thanks SV Vita

The ply was 18mm and I cut fairly deep groves through it about every 5cm, in order to get the bend...then the groves were filled with poly filler before the glass.

It is heavy but tough.

I just added the hand holds to it a few days back.

SVVita 03-08-2009 03:39 PM

Wow, 18mm, that is heavy duty. Hurricane proof......!!!

The handles look sharp too.

kaluvic 03-08-2009 03:48 PM

One reason for being that thick is I needed to be able to hide a wire chase for a light within the roof...another reason was that here in Lebanon I couldn’t get quality ply any I can get 12mm, but not then.

Making the handles was a big job but a lot of fun…thanks.

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