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Old 28-09-2015, 15:41   #46
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Here's an offset companionway garage and dodger surround. Unfortunately Dodgers being rebuilt at the moment.

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Yours looks pretty much the same as mine. So, I'd be very interested in what you do for a dodger. I think I'm going to have to compromise and build one that goes to about 'neck' height that I can see over or it's going to look horrible.

Just something that gives a minimal of protection from wind and waves would be sufficient.

Without out a dodger then one of those 'bubbles' would be good. But then I wouldn't be able to have a 'garage' for the hatch. The origional plans from 1980 look like they had a 'bubble' built into the hatch.
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Old 28-09-2015, 16:26   #47
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Yours looks pretty much the same as mine. So, I'd be very interested in what you do for a dodger. I think I'm going to have to compromise and build one that goes to about 'neck' height that I can see over or it's going to look horrible.

Just something that gives a minimal of protection from wind and waves would be sufficient.


Without out a dodger then one of those 'bubbles' would be good. But then I wouldn't be able to have a 'garage' for the hatch. The origional plans from 1980 look like they had a 'bubble' built into the hatch.
I don't think its a compromise...... just don't bring the after edge to far aft or getting down below is awkward. Mine has sitting shelter for two... one each side... stops rain getting below....works good. Standing or sitting on the cabin top behind the wheel I can see over...sitting on the side benches I am in shelter ... of a sort..
I think those bubbles are a bit 'yesterday'..... some I'm sure will beg to differ.
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Old 28-09-2015, 19:38   #48
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Re: Dodger advice please

RC,

We are among those who think sheltered seating for two is where it's at. That allows you to keep the dodger low enough to not look horrible on the boat. You do want to be able to see over it and through it.
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Old 28-09-2015, 20:14   #49
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We are among those who think sheltered seating for two is where it's at. That allows you to keep the dodger low enough to not look horrible on the boat. You do want to be able to see over it and through it.
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Yep, I'm with ya. That's what I'll be planning on. It might look half nice then.
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Old 29-09-2015, 06:15   #50
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Re: Dodger advice please

Having the top of the dodger around chin height when you are standing in the cockpit works for me. That way you can see over it, but still duck under it with no problems.

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Old 29-09-2015, 09:04   #51
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We need better photos of the boat for any meaningful dodger recommendation. A view looking slightly down at the boat, so we can see the deck layout.


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Having the top of the dodger around chin height when you are standing in the cockpit works for me. That way you can see over it, but still duck under it with no problems.

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Good point, but not all chins are created equal.....

I'll measure the under dodger clearances on mine manana....
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....I think those bubbles are a bit 'yesterday'..... some I'm sure will beg to differ.
I'm sorry Ping, but I have to take exception to this comment slandering my stylish "bubbles" or "pimples " as a friend once uncharitably described them.

I consider them a kind of retro funky cool and they are the best way to stay dry and keep a trendy hairstyle intact while keeping a lookout.

I liked them so much that snowpetrel 1 had not one but two domes. One on the hatch under the dodger for a sneaky peak into the cockpit before opening the hatch, and the other on the dodger so I could cower under it dry and warmish while looking for chunks of ice or somesuch.

And now I'm trying to work out how to add three onto snowpetrel 2 so as not to be out domed, by my previous effort.




I think I can add a couple on the sides!
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Re: Dodger advice please

Hmmmm.... Domes and dodgers are for gurlies..... you just need to dress for the weather.....

As promised some heights....

Height of dodger above cockpit gratings .. 1350mm
Height of dodger above cockpit seat .. 940mm
Overlap ( distance centre of dodger extends aft of frd cockpit bulkhead) 200mm

Short overlap means you don't have to be double jointed getting in and out of cabin.
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Garry & Wendy,

SOBRAON is the BEST looking Spray I have seen!

Outstanding outside and inside. You have a beautiful boat!
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Re: Dodger advice please

SnowPetrel,

The page you linked is a very good one, thanks for creating that and sharing the development and photos of the build. I like the dodger you built, think it looks great on your boat, and I am also a fan of bubbles on hatches (and on your dodger).

You wrote above that you had two on SnowPetrel, with one on the hatch and one on the dodger. I looked at the photos and only saw one on the dodger. Do you have a photo showing the one on the hatch too? And, I took it to mean your companionway hatch? Is that correct or did you mean a different hatch?
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I'm sorry Ping, but I have to take exception to this comment slandering my stylish "bubbles" or "pimples " as a friend once uncharitably described them.

I consider them a kind of retro funky cool and they are the best way to stay dry and keep a trendy hairstyle intact while keeping a lookout.

I liked them so much that snowpetrel 1 had not one but two domes. One on the hatch under the dodger for a sneaky peak into the cockpit before opening the hatch, and the other on the dodger so I could cower under it dry and warmish while looking for chunks of ice or somesuch.

And now I'm trying to work out how to add three onto snowpetrel 2 so as not to be out domed, by my previous effort.




I think I can add a couple on the sides!
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Where do these 'bubbles' come from? Can they be made locally? It would be really easy to put one back in my hatch like it was designed to have. And it would I suspect be a cheaper quick fix than trying to build a dodger.
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Hmmmm.... Domes and dodgers are for gurlies..... you just need to dress for the weather.....

As promised some heights....

Height of dodger above cockpit gratings .. 1350mm
Height of dodger above cockpit seat .. 940mm
Overlap ( distance centre of dodger extends aft of frd cockpit bulkhead) 200mm

Short overlap means you don't have to be double jointed getting in and out of cabin.
Well apart from the 'gurlies' comment, thanks for the measurements. I'll check this out with mine on the weekend.
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Re: Dodger advice please

Eagle plastics in Hobart did a great job of mine. Problem is fitting one under a dodger, my hatch didn't slide far forward and I could just sneak the dodger over it when the hatch was open. Much harder with your setup.

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Eagle plastics in Hobart did a great job of mine. Problem is fitting one under a dodger, my hatch didn't slide far forward and I could just sneak the dodger over it when the hatch was open. Much harder with your setup.

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I wouldn't have it under the dodger, but until I build or have built a dodger, a bubble or pimple would certainly give me what I need to keep a look out and at the same time stay in relative warmth and dryness.
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