Traditional Dodgers

Traditional Dodgers

The traditional dodger includes three front windows separated with vertical zippers, two windows in the wings, accessory mesh pockets inside the wing panels, as well as zipped frame pockets for convenient installation and removal. All non-laminate fabrics are cut-out and sealed with a hot-knife to prevent stretching and fraying. Patio500 marine vinyl is used for a full inside lining on all five window panels, as well as the grab area around the aft bow, providing additional strength, cleanliness, and appearance. The frame pocket zippers are installed in the center of the underside pockets, which allows for future zipper replacement without the need to re-stitch through the dodger top. All dodger edges are reinforced with 30ml vinyl and quality marine binding. 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, Strataglass 40ml press polished sheet clear vinyl, sturdy YKK #10 UV zippers, and quality Scoville stainless fasteners. Typically, a two-bow frame of heavy-duty one-inch 16-gauge one-inch stainless tubing and high-quality 316 stainless fittings supports the canvas. All eye-end fittings on the tubing are attached with stainless rivets, providing additional security.

Traditional Dodger options/upgrades include:

  • U-zip center window, to open/close the center dodger panel from the convenience and safety of the cockpit. This is installed with a YKK#10 coil zipper protected behind quality marine binding.
  • 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.