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    Let's see some photos of dodgers that look so good, so right, that you can't imagine the boat without them.

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    I happened to think that Tidbit's dodger looked great and performed wonderful. It was like owning a ragtop British sports car, when you had sunshine and favorable seas you just dropped it and there you go. When the weather and seas turned grey and wet with a quick move you put it up and sought shelter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    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.
    Duh
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    I'd want side windows.
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    The dodger in the OP, at the minimum, does serve to keep SOME spray out of the companionway.

    Let's face it, ANY dodger on a classic wooden boat is probably going to look out of place.

    You'd all probably hate my dodger and bimini... but y'all probably hate my boat, too

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    I always thought Tidbit with her dodger would make a sexy motor launch



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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    You'd all probably hate my dodger and bimini... but y'all probably hate my boat, too
    The bimini on my father boat (Chesapeake Bay) is a must! Most of the time, it's sun more than spray that takes its toll. Then again, I often wish he had a dodger. Is this why boats are so expensive?

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    Tidbit is about as good lookin as Slogyn,(spell?), You could duck (spell?) tape a refrigerator box to her deck,still look good.
    It becomes the best real estate on the boat.
    I have always prefered a hard dodger over a canvas one.
    First of all , anything made of canvas (sunbrella) is , pound for pound, about the most expensive thing you can bolt to yer boat .And every 10 years it needs renewing.
    In the real world, they rarely, or never, come down. That means moving the binocs, sunscreen, towel,phone, toothbrush, pint flask, ....
    Folks think my "box" is fugly... not from the inside lookin out, rain or shine.

    oh, this is the old one, the new one is 10 inches wider.

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    Can you sail her from in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I always thought Tidbit with her dodger would make a sexy motor launch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    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.
    The cuddy also wasn't part of of Tidbit's original design, but it sure looks right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    Can you sail her from in there?
    Define "sail".
    I can't steer or tack or gybe.
    But I just sit there a lot while underway.(well , I only have had Wonderland in the water for 4 months total). But same deal with Woodwind, which I HAVE sailed a lot. (a LOT!).
    Self steering is important for me .

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    I hope the people we sail past are a little more charitable about the appearance of our craft than we are

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    Whoever made tidbits dodger did a great job of it. Rightly or wrongly I call that style a California dodger or if I'm lazy, American. Squarer in the hoops and with more clears around the sides than the usual type, which is more like the first one.
    you typically see them a lot on j boat cruisers, I took cues from those for my hard top dodger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I always thought Tidbit with her dodger would make a sexy motor launch



    Aye! And drop the motor in a well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    Aye! And drop the motor in a well!
    ...... and what float ?
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    Lol, i guess its an east coast thing. Look up motor in a well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    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.


    The designer likely did not specify a trailer or antifouling paint or a lifesling or a fire extinguisher or ....

    You get the picture. There's plenty a designer leaves to the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    The designer likely did not specify a trailer or antifouling paint or a lifesling or a fire extinguisher or ....

    You get the picture. There's plenty a designer leaves to the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Chopper shot......

    That 9 year old under the dodger is 27 now....

    same chopper sequence, just because. Terry Fong the photographer out in a Robinson in 40 knots , as it was much of the day( shakes head). American Vietnam veteran the pilot. 8 1/2 ,maybe 9 knot hull wave.



    wet trip , it would have been horrible without a dodger.

    Dodger down flat..





    This fun , haven't seen these in ages.
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    Right, but nobody starts a topic about how ugly the fire extinguisher is.

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    Another flat dodger ,with some guy I've seen around here before... likes blue roadsters.

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    Photo by Paul Gilbert, snatched off faceplant.
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    On days like this, a dodger can be really useful. Windex will keep the isinglass areas clear


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    I tried to tell some of the local guys on Bequia about going sailing when ice formed on the boat, and they flat-out didn't believe me.
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    Tidbits ny....la registration number proved to be quite the omen?
    Both the cuddy and dodger (seats, staving and CB case) were added by the fellow in New Bedford MA that I bought her from. I can't remember his name (I have it in a file in NY). He was a ship captain and part time boat builder. He was in process of building a trawler and sold tidbit to fund that project. He resided a few blocks from the New Bedford ferry. I stopped in to see him a few times while waiting for NB-MV ferry. Once they stopped running tha line I lost track of him. On one occasion he told me that he saw my wife and I sailing her one Friday morning as he piloted a tanker up the Hudson River. He was thrilled to see her from that vantage point. I do recall hearing his horn and wondered why when I was so far out of his course. He did a nice job on tidbit and I did my best to keep her that way.

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    I can live with it. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    On days like this, a dodger can be really useful. Windex will keep the isinglass areas clear

    Who cares what the dodger looks like!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    The dodger in the OP, at the minimum, does serve to keep SOME spray out of the companionway.

    Let's face it, ANY dodger on a classic wooden boat is probably going to look out of place.

    You'd all probably hate my dodger and bimini... but y'all probably hate my boat, too

    Actually, the only thing I don't like is the cockpit seating.
    The coamings aren't high enough to lean back on and there is a step in the forward end, both sides of the companionway,so you can't sit there facing aft.
    Otherwise, that is a great cruising boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Actually, the only thing I don't like is the cockpit seating.
    The coamings aren't high enough to lean back on and there is a step in the forward end, both sides of the companionway,so you can't sit there facing aft.
    Otherwise, that is a great cruising boat.
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    They aren't a problem around here.
    I hear that in the Carib, the glue melts and the windows fall out.
    Offshore they would be pretty scary.
    Also,them winders make the boat look a bit like an Imperial storm trooper's squashed head.
    Not in a bad way,y'understand.
    still a great boat.
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