Fabricating a new dodger for Pino, hopefully one that is more ocean storm-proof.

Building a frame so I can knit a mat of wires to put the fiberglass over.

@neauoire whaaaaaaat. Never seen this technique but it makes sense. I am excited to see the results. Our yacht Quest is in need of a dodger too..

@kor Doesn't work, the fiberglass weighs down too much on the little ropes and it creates a sort of concave shape which would be too much work to shape into something nice.


@neauoire awww no! I just spoke to Dominic and showed him, he said that would happen haha.

He reckoned you could make a frame out of split bamboo and cover that with gladwrap or similar. Bit more rigidity.

Another lazy option he had seen was people fiberglassing directly on their existing old dodger fabric and framing, then painting that hah.

@kor our old canvas is somewhere in the depths of the Pacific.

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