Boat canvas

Photo of a dodger's frame with vital measurements identified.
The important measurements when designing a dodger.

The single most-important upgrade we identified for our last boat was a . When beating to windward it gives you a spot out of the wind and spray. Motoring through a windless, rainy day keeps the rain out of the cabin while letting fresh air below. On a chill, damp morning you can slide open the companionway hatch without fear, and stand there sipping the morning caffeine, enjoying the silence. Continue reading “Boat canvas”