There was a boat building operation in Oregon/Washington---Columbia Yachts??--that made hard dodgers for their boats (40-42' I think). My boat, a Passport 42 has a dodger
from that company and it suits pretty well, but I am a short guy. Tall guys don't like it. I enjoy the protection and if it is well secured, it can be an attachment point for all sorts of gadgets--handholds, lights, you name it.
couple of pics attached.
first is after partial refit
second is when I lifted for initial survey
sorry for lousy detail.