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Old 08-11-2015, 00:06   #31
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If you really want protection from the elements don't muck about with canvas... get something like this....
Is that a Telephone booth on the back of that boat? What a great way to finance your cruise....making crew pay to call home. Good thinking
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:35   #32
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I thought it was a smoking area.
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I thought it was a smoking area.
that's a good thought.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, John D.
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Re: Can I see your dodger?

Similar thread.
Cal 29 adding an Enclosure plus more
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Re: Can I see your dodger?

Here's my dodger on my 1974 Pearson 30. Does a great job of protection from rain, sun, and wind so the main hatch can always stay open. However, it interferes with the primary winches...so I use the secondary winches all the time, not a big deal. Also, its tight to get past when going forward or coming back to the cockpit...its just too wide for the boat. Forward window rolls/unrolls for ventilation. Strong frame, good for holding on. Overall, very good.
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Don,

Some years ago I had a Columbia 29 Mark I (a fine boat!). I added a sea hood and dodger that worked very well. You can see photos in a video I made from slides of a cruise to Mexico in 1985-86.

Mexico on Sonrisa

Towards the start you can see the mold I cobbled together with wood and masonite to lay up the sea hood. You can also see that I didn't use gelcoat, which would've required a very well finished mold -- after removing from the mold I filled and faired with epoxy, then painted it.

John

p.s. this is my first post on this forum, and I don't quite get the link procedure -- hope it worked.
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Thanks for sharing your photos. Very well done. We live here in the Bay Area and are preparing for our own Mexico adventure in a couple of years. Your video makes me want to leave now! A winter in Mexico sounds pretty good right about now.
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Re: Can I see your dodger?

Dodger designs should ALL include side handrails. It's a safety issue.

I've often noted, in our review of some of the newer boats offered by our local dealer, Farallone Yachts, that the side handrails are offered as an "option" for their "ocean package." I mentioned to them at a recent boat show that SF Bay can oftentimes be wilder than the ocean, especially during the summer! They just don't get it, and new boat owners and new dodger owners oughta insist on the side rails. Good Old Boat magazine did a great writeup on how to add them if you have to.
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Re: Can I see your dodger?

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Don,

Some years ago I had a Columbia 29 Mark I (a fine boat!). I added a sea hood and dodger that worked very well. You can see photos in a video I made from slides of a cruise to Mexico in 1985-86.

Mexico on Sonrisa

Towards the start you can see the mold I cobbled together with wood and masonite to lay up the sea hood. You can also see that I didn't use gelcoat, which would've required a very well finished mold -- after removing from the mold I filled and faired with epoxy, then painted it.

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p.s. this is my first post on this forum, and I don't quite get the link procedure -- hope it worked.
John, Thank you for that video! That's a great video of cruising (on a great little boat,) and really fun to watch. We should have a thread of "some great little cruising videos" for all those dreaming of cruising. And you really helped me see how the dodger can work on my boat (not many of the 29s around! I think they are all in foreign ports.)
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Re: Can I see your dodger?

Guys, as a price check, regarding hard dodgers, as well as some "thinks" on desigining & building such... You can get 1/2" core material for $2/sqft, glass for $2-5/lb depending on the type, carbon fiber for $10-20/lb, & epoxy resin for $5lb+/-
It just takes a bit of digging online is all.

Ditto on finding the various, conventional, & unconventional techniques which guys use to build things. Again, it's an asking thing, as well as reading (especially periodicals), & looking online. Plus, when you see something intriguing, with the right approacth, usually a phone call to the builder to talk about their beautiful project is a gold mine. Not always, but often enough, that it's worth giving it a shot a few times.
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Guys, as a price check, regarding hard dodgers, as well as some "thinks" on desigining & building such... You can get 1/2" core material for $2/sqft, glass for $2-5/lb depending on the type, carbon fiber for $10-20/lb, & epoxy resin for $5lb+/-
It just takes a bit of digging online is all.

Ditto on finding the various, conventional, & unconventional techniques which guys use to build things. Again, it's an asking thing, as well as reading (especially periodicals), & looking online. Plus, when you see something intriguing, with the right approacth, usually a phone call to the builder to talk about their beautiful project is a gold mine. Not always, but often enough, that it's worth giving it a shot a few times.
Thanks for the good tips!
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Hi DL
I'm in the process of building a Dodger right now. I've attached a couple of photos for you. I'm using a Sailrite kit and modifying as I go. For example I made it of separate panels so that the top, front and side panels are joined by fasteners. On a warm day I can just remove one or both front windows. I added Phirex (sp?) sunguard covers to give the vinyl some UV protection but still allows me to see out when things are covered up. Finally I built in a small boom gallows that let's the boom rest on top of the Dodger.

Good luck with your project
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A few questions if you don't mind...

1. What type of material are you using for the windows?
2. How long have you had the phifertex covers?
3. Have you had any issues with scratches on the window material from the phifertex?
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In response to your questions...

1. What type of material are you using for the windows?
I used 40 gauge O'Sea window material from Sailrite

2. How long have you had the phifertex covers?
Just a couple of months. So far I like them. They allow me to see out a bit and hopefully will provide some protection.

3. Have you had any issues with scratches on the window material from the phifertex?
No . It has a pretty smooth finish and because of the texture of the weave it sits lightly on the surface of the windows. I use twist snaps to hold the covers in place so they don't move around. So far I'm happy with the decision.
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Solid build with good vision.
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Re: Can I see your dodger?

Loved your video. I really wanted to go to Mexico but my wife claims that it is just too hot for her. Is it really that bad in winter time?
Anyway, I settled for a round trip to Hawaii, instead.
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