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Main Message Board / Re: Dog on Boat
« on: June 14, 2021, 06:30:54 AM »
Our miniature golden doodle (30 lbs) that is very at ease on the boat and walks around the deck like itís yard but does not take on the companion way steps on his own.  We use the handle on the back of his life jacket to help him up or down.  The wood has no traction and he slips also.  Same dog will jump from boat to boat and explore.

Do you still have these?

Can you email me pictures also?  I have a 1991 1.5 with original cushions that are looking pretty worn.

I sent you can email with an option.

I need these but don't see a picture, can you share one?  Also could you tell me the total length so I can verify it's the right size?  If so I will probably buy them.

Main Message Board / Re: Planning to raise my dodger
« on: September 01, 2020, 11:52:56 AM »
More pictures

Main Message Board / Re: Planning to raise my dodger
« on: September 01, 2020, 11:39:54 AM »
I never posted the final product so here it is, the extensions raised the dodger height to about 5' 10", I am 6' 4" and it has been enough that I haven't hit my head all summer.  The attachment that zips to the backstay had to be hemmed to shorten it as the dodger moved backwards as it went up.  In addition as the aft bow got longer it also got wider so it had to be curved in with a pipe bender.  This overall process was harder that I thought it would be but well worth it. 

Piece of advice, if you decide to try this, make sure that you know the inner pipe diameter on the existing dodger, the 7/8" Spline from Sailrite didn't fit inside the existing frame and had to be turned down to fit. 

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Cowl Vent Wanted
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:30:33 AM »
I lost 1 of my Cowl's in the lake recently, they are the original Vetus that just push into the Dorade on my 1991 MK 1.5 Hull #1168.  I looked into replacing them both with the screw down type from Catalina because the kids knock the off all the time but at $100 each I thought I would see if anyone has and old one sitting around they want to get ride of that I could clean up.

Main Message Board / Re: Planning to raise my dodger
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:00:35 AM »
Thank you for the input, with the awning on now I can't see at all unless I am sitting because of the angle, I was hoping that by raising the dodger I would be able to see under it even while standing behind the helm.  My windshield does have zippers and can be snapped up out of the way.  A Bimini might be in the future but I didn't want to spend the money right now local shop quoted $2500.  If I don't stop hitting my head the dodger will be back to my basement  :D  Based on some of your input and agreeing that if I go up to 6' it might look funny, I found I can get 1' x 12" stainless steel tube sections at Sailrite already cut, as well as, 12" x 7/8 as a spline.  If I add 12" to each base point it will only raise it up 9 - 10 inches making it about 5' 9"ish.  Everyone in my family will be able to stand under the awning/dodger except me and I will be better off.  This will be about a $100 risk if I don't like it and I should be able to cut it down a few inches.  I will post some pictures after I make the adjustments.  I haven't ordered the parts yet and will spend the weekend on the boat contemplating it some more.  My wife loves me constantly talking about it as you can imagine, you all are my outlet :-)

Main Message Board / Re: Planning to raise my dodger
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:01:23 AM »
I really don't mind not having a Bimini at this time, there is a piece of canvas that connects aft of the Backstay for additional protection when needed but we like to sit in the sun on the Perch seats and I can see the mast head when sailing from behind the wheel, the problem is we all hit our heads on the dodger constantly.  We have an active family of 5 moving around the boat at all times it seems.  I even put a noodle on the bar to help but when you are looking down you don't see it.  Do you know how much clearance you have under your dodger? 

Main Message Board / Planning to raise my dodger
« on: May 21, 2020, 05:45:06 AM »
I have this different dodger/shade set-up on my boat from the previous owner 4+ years ago.  I have never used it because of the low headroom, using a boom tent instead but decided to put it on this year and see if I could make it work.  I sail on an inland lake so the function of the dodger is for overhead shade, and rain protection mostly, no rough seas to deal with. It is in really nice shape but only provides 5' head clearance and I am 6' 4". My 10 year old son even hit his head last night. I have the main sail on and believe I have room for at least 6' clearance under the boom which would be a huge difference.  While there are a lot of posts about dodgers I didn't see many actual measurements.  Does anyone know the standing height under theirs who has a similar year tall rig?

I plan to add extensions to the 4 base points raising it 10 - 12'.  They move aft on an angle so I should maintain clearance from the main sheet.  I know he panels will not reach anymore but first things first, if I can raise it, I will adjust the connector to the back stay first, then think about extending the panels.  Shade will still be the main intention of the set-up.

Does anyone have stern rail perch seats they don't use and are interested in selling for a 1991 Mk 1 with a walk through transom?  I didn't want to pay $310 for the new Zarcor seats and am considering building them myself but thought this was worth a try to ask.

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