Dodger

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  • January 28, 2014 08:15
    Message # 1484908
    Deleted user
    Looking for a used dodger for my westsail 32.  Can anyone point me in the right direction.
  • January 28, 2014 09:34
    Reply # 1484953 on 1484908
    Deleted user
    Sailrite offers complete dodger kits....

    Tom
  • January 29, 2014 10:29
    Reply # 1486008 on 1484908
    Hello James,
    I found that building the frame myself gave me exactly what I wanted shape wise. I used 1.125" stainless tubing readily available from iron and steel manufacturers. I think I paid about $70 for enough tubing to make the frame. This was bent over a plywood pattern.
    After that, starboard was mounted to the deck and cabin top for the canvas to mount to.

    I then paid a professional to cover the frame with canvas. The result was something I'm very happy with.

    The shape is very close to Dave Kings dodger which I shamelessly copied...., it is nicely proportioned and "fits the boat"

    Last modified: January 29, 2014 17:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • January 29, 2014 14:58
    Reply # 1486237 on 1484908
    Deleted user
    Thank you so  much for the information.  I think I will proceed and make my own frame and have a professional do the cover for me.
  • January 29, 2014 18:43
    Reply # 1486357 on 1484908
    Deleted user

    Gary...

    Do you have some shots of the frame and how you've connected it to the deck as well as the starboard.  I've been considering doing one myself for sometime and maybe now is the time to start.

     

    Larry

  • January 29, 2014 19:02
    Reply # 1486362 on 1484908
    Hi Larry, here is a picture of the frame before I put the starboard down. Ill get some pictures of that tomorrow




  • January 30, 2014 14:30
    Reply # 1487001 on 1484908
    The starboard was cut into long 1.5" x 1.5" strips then run through a table saw to get about a 50 degree angle on the face. This is where the canvas attached to. It was screwed to the deck and cabin top with countersunk screws

    Starboard
  • January 30, 2014 17:50
    Reply # 1487153 on 1484908
    Deleted user
    Professional job, Gary Burton.
  • January 30, 2014 19:15
    Reply # 1487201 on 1484908
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gary made an album from your images and added in the 2012 Rendezvous images, hope you don't mind.


    Last modified: January 30, 2014 19:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • January 31, 2014 13:38
    Reply # 1487675 on 1484908
    Thanks John!

    No problem Jay
    Last modified: January 31, 2014 13:43 | Anonymous member
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