April 2006 - move back home for the winter monthsDated: 12/04/06
A Permanent Hard Dodger Is Born
We spent the summer checking out other yachts and their dodgers. Our canvas one needed replacing and the thought of a good solid hard dodger was very tempting. We took pictures of every one we could find. Lane measured and sketched, and eventually came up with a design that could work. It is a big decision as it would drastically change the appearance of Mai Tai's classic lines.
The creation and birth of our new hard dodger took place in our garage at home. It was, of course a much larger project than we could ever have imagined, but it is now completed and installed on the boat. We think it looks great and we dream of the added comforts it is going to offer us. This is all recorded in detail for our next film