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Old 08-01-2010, 10:56   #1
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Where Did You Get Your Dodger?

I am hoping to get some ideas for where to get a dodger made for our boat. It is a 1995 Beneteau Oceanis 281. It does not have an old one to use as a pattern, and I have heard that makers of these require the boat to be on location for fitting. It is a production boat (which is the only way to go by the way... just kidding, I'm not even taking part in that one!) so I would hope it would not be difficult for an established fabricator to have their own patterns for it. Any suggestions on who or who not to contact?

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Why not ask a local Beneteau dealer where they get them from? At least it's a start!
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Old 08-01-2010, 14:53   #3
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We looked at ones on boats at the marina and in the area for style and workmanship we liked, then contacted the maker of choice. Obviously, we used a local canvas shop and probably paid a little more than we would have with a big online shop but the last thing I wanted was an ugly dodger. Our guy was great and we got exactly what we wanted in terms of workmanship and appearance.
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most saillofts have a canvas maker in house too.
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Don't know if this is an option for you - I recycled my old dodger frame and used the old material as a template and sewed it myself. If you compare the price of a new replacement dodger to materials + a viable sewing machine, you are still ahead and end up with a sewing machine to do other projects; sail repairs, upholstery, etc

If not a DIY, you may want to check with Sailrite and get a replacement for the dodger using the existing frame. It would save you some $$$.

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