the wings removed, it opened up the forward end of the
cockpit substantially, provided better access to the
sidedecks, and would provide a better environment for
sailing and relaxing in the appropriate weather conditions.
I looked forward to this opportunity, for as much as I
believe the dodger is an essential piece of equipment for us
and the way we use the boat, there have often been times
when I felt it encroached too much on the forward end of the
cockpit. This seemed to solve this problem in the most
original dodger relied upon the wings for its aft support,
making them removable meant that I had to add some rigid
support braces to take their place. Once I had the
dodger set up, I determined roughly where I wanted these
braces, and ordered some materials to make them up.
This installation was pending as of this writing, as I
awaited delivery of the parts I needed. More on this
Varnish toerails again: 1-2 coats
3. Choose and install wind instruments
Buy and apply name, hailport, registration numbers
Build and install adjustable SS braces for dodger
Varnish anchor platform
7. Sand and re-lacquer port
to wrap up most of the remaining pre-launch work by the end
of March or early April.