California Dodgers

California Dodgers

The California-style dodger includes a two-bow bimini-top with zipped frame pockets for convenient installation and removal, five removable enclosure windows, and accessory mesh pockets inside the wing panels. All non-laminate fabrics are cut-out and sealed with a hot-knife to prevent stretching and fraying. The frame pocket zippers are installed in the center of the underside pocket, which allows for future zipper replacement without the need to re-stitch through the dodger top. We use Gore Tenara thread exclusively because it has a guarantee against stitch failure for the life of the fabric. Cover materials include Sunbrella or other quality marine fabric and binding of your choice, sturdy YKK #10 UV zippers, and Strataglass 40ml press polished sheet clear vinyl. Framework is constructed of heavy-duty one-inch stainless tubing and high-quality 316 stainless fittings. All eye-end fittings on the tubing are attached with stainless rivets, providing additional security. 

The five removable enclosure windows are constructed with Strataglass 40ml press polished-sheet clear vinyl. The fabric borders have edges finished with marine binding, and are fully lined with Patio500 marine vinyl inside, for additional strength, cleanliness, and appearance. All non-laminate fabrics are cut-out and sealed with a hot-knife to prevent stretching and fraying. Protection strips of marine fabric outside and Patio500 marine vinyl lining are included for all frame contact areas. We use Gore Tenara thread exclusively because it has a guarantee against stitch failure for the life of the fabric. Other materials include sturdy YKK #10 UV zippers, Scoville stainless fasteners, and chafe/reinforcement protection of Patio500 marine vinyl or Ebinger leather where needed. 

California Dodger options/upgrades include:

  • If you plan a full enclosure, you may also choose to add a U-zip marine mesh window to the center U-zip window for improved insect-free ventilation. This mesh panel would attach with a YKK#10 coil zipper protected behind quality marine binding, and self-store in a bottom pocket.
  • If you plan a full enclosure, you may also choose to add a U-zip marine mesh window to the center U-zip window for improved insect-free ventilation. This mesh panel would attach with a YKK#10 coil zipper protected behind quality marine binding, and self-store in a bottom pocket.
  • Stainless side grab-bars to help support the frame and provide grab bar along the outside of the dodger.
  • Stainless aft grab rail to provide a grab rail along the aft portion of the dodger.
  • High-quality stainless support stanchions. Rigid stanchions and grab bars provide a very solid self-supporting framework and improved cockpit access.
  • Basic to advanced cutouts to accommodate rigging, cleats, lines, and other obstacles.
  • Five-piece quality marine fabric window covers, edges reinforced with 30ml vinyl and matching marine binding, attached with Scoville common-sense fasteners.