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    is this the worst dodger ever? okay probably not, but damn its a blight upon this boat!

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    He probably actually goes sailing on a regular basis, even if its windy, on the nose and or raining. If he's done it right it'll fold flat for tender sensibilties.

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    Seems short to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    for tender sensibilties.
    someone will be along presently to bemoan downward steved bowsprits and boomkins
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Isn't that an English boat shown in Classic Boat at one time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Seems short to me.
    I agree, I always make them so you can sit under and have some shelter. It really expands the use of the boat is bad weather even at anchor. And the other thing they do is quieten down the boat at night, amazing how much wind noise they cancel out.

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    I don't mind it. You could do a lot worse without really trying.

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    Chopper shot......


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    very pretty boat, proper dodger shape and size and location.
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    Chopper shot......

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    Those boomkins are driving me nuts!



    WTF is boomkin?

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    I don't find it visually objectionable, but as mentioned, another foot and half, or two, would make it more functional.

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    Meh.... the front appears unsnapped and it could be pulled tighter/ aft, I think. Looks like he left in a hurry, or maybe he's in the middle of erecting it, and headed below for sec.

    No big deal.

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    Looking at the boat. Albert Strange? The oval cabin front is something you don't see all that much. Nice detail. A bit more specialized work steaming that in, and framing for it.

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    Needs a stitch n glue ply jobbie with a laminated arch over the back of the cockpit side to side to hold lifelines and a bimini .

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    at least it is not sporting some awful stainless steel trapeze on her pretty stern for self steering
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    Thanks Joe. Nice to see tidbit. That dodger did a great job of deflecting spray and wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    is this the worst dodger ever? okay probably not, but damn its a blight upon this boat!



    Looks like a proper Pacific Northwest boat to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Those boomkins are driving me nuts!



    WTF is boomkin?


    The boomkin is the short spar sticking out aft of the transom... well, rudder. Usually picks up the backstay, though in yawls, it'll likely be the turning block for the mizzen sheet.
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    Found her. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1997...m#.WxYlMoplChA

    Asking USD $30,000

    Owner cruised her in the Shetlands and the West coast of Scotland. That dodger is likely defensive armament.
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    Pretty boat. I'll bet Mr. Moss took more than a glance at Strange's designs. Very reminiscent to this semi-competent eye.

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    Gets me every time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
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    Such a beautiful picture. Really it creates a serene mood. I wish I were there.... it would make a beautiful painting.

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    would you include the outboard in the painting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Needs a stitch n glue ply jobbie with a laminated arch over the back of the cockpit side to side to hold lifelines and a bimini .
    Not much call for a bimini on the west and north coasts of Scotland Or in British waters generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    would you include the outboard in the painting?
    Haha nope! I almost said that too, but figured everybody would be of the same opinion. No need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Those boomkins are driving me nuts!



    WTF is boomkin?
    It does look very........solid, and out of proportion. It almost looks interchangeable with the bowsprit.
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    I can't say I've ever seen a dodger that enhanced its boat's looks. They always look like afterthoughts to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    I can't say I've ever seen a dodger that enhanced its boat's looks. They always look like afterthoughts to me.
    Fast forward to 2:50 and find out the reason for a dodger !

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    Joe, I very much doubt that the dodger was part of Tidbit's original design. It was an add-on, a concession to sailing in less than perfect weather. I think that's the case with most dodgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    would you include the outboard in the painting?
    He!! yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    I can't say I've ever seen a dodger that enhanced its boat's looks. They always look like afterthoughts to me.
    We're talking aesthetics... so opinions will vary. I happen to like the looks of a good dodger. Done well, they make a boat look serious. And, being in the Pacific NW, I really really appreciate the function they serve.

    The OP canvas is not terrible, but not done with a sensitive eye eye-ther. Something more in keeping with the boat could have been managed. I like the color.
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    Wrongly positioned.
    Looks like an ordered, premade. Needed to go custom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanoose View Post
    Wrongly positioned.
    Looks like an ordered, premade. Needed to go custom.
    My impression also.
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