We were able to use the existing frames, and were able to raise the dodger a little over 2 inches. Any higher would reduce the size of the connector panel and the view forward when sailing/docking.
Marcio started by positioning the dodger with tape:
He then installed a stanchion going forward:
This along with grab rails that are being added will make the dodger frame free standing.
The patterning material is a non stretch plastic that is strung over two sided tape.
|View from the side|
We took some time to figure out window placement, and how the traveller lines will be led back.
We also figured out how the bimini and enclosure will be done.
Thunderstorms were happening on land, so he quickly took a pattern of the cockpit seats for new cushions before the rains started.
Marcio will come back another time to pattern the binini.
The tops of the dodger/bimini will be done first, and fitted to the boat before pattering for the sides.