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Old 31 March 2014, 16:32   #1
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Bow dodger build advice.

Want to make a bow dodger for my quicksilver 430hd.
Only waterproof canvas I can find is in blue.

Want something like the one on a rnli d class.

Any advice welcome, will post pics as I build.
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Old 31 March 2014, 17:09   #2
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Are you making it temporary ( eg velcro , eyelets ) or permanent ( glued ) also what ideas do you have for holding it up , ( Central pole , A bracket, pvc pipe .
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Old 31 March 2014, 17:17   #3
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Excel make one for about 80


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Old 31 March 2014, 19:52   #4
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Think temp with eyelets, using foam floatation tube to hold it up.

The excel one is a little height for what I always.
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I love the Excel model shown, I wish I had seen it before.

Horizontal surfaces in a boat are somewhat prone to gullshit.
A bit more space will help you when looking for something down the dodger.
Also, think of getting to the painter, you will often lean upon over the canvas.


I made mine with ripstop fabric and eyelets, and use plain hooks to fix it to the rubber band that goes all over the sib.
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Old 01 April 2014, 07:26   #6
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Ripstop sounds and looks like a good alternative to the more expensive thicker waterproof farbic.

My plan was to to make a support from the bow to the back edge of the cover then support it with a floatation pole like those used for swimming, so if you ended to move if in an emergency you just force it down.
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Hi again Dydigital... I will be interested in what you come up with as I have the same boat as you

I have made a few spray cover in the past..like these ones here.







The cover is just the cheap tarpaulins from Screwfix ..cost a couple quid
To hold it all up...I use broken fibre glass rods for cleaning drains ..or cabling electrical conduits

I have used carbon Fibre kite poles in the past too..you get them cheap in places like poundstrecher for the kids..again only a couple pounds
I use an old sewing machine to sew the tarpaulin to give it all a bit of shape and strengthen the edges etc

I was going to sew a couple of plastic "sleeves" onto the trim around the quicksilver bow to slot the support rod ends into. Thats the beauty of this boat..its easy to attach a cover to that trim.

I was going to make one for the Quicksilver..but never got round to it..its a very dry boat compared to these two skittery wet things :-D

Just some ideas to save spending 60 squid on a ready made one ..if you dont need to.

As mentioned..I will be interested in what you come up with too so post the results
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Hi not sure if this is what you are after doing, but before and after shots of mine.
Waterproof canvas bought off Ebay, the edging is self amalgamating tape glued with 2 part Hypalon adhesive, cost (not including glue) 12.00.

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Nice job Bartiny ..if I could get black tarpaulin like that..I think I would make one.

As mentioned..the quicksilver has that trim right round the bow as in this photo ..so easy to attach a dodger to it.

Dydigital..the photo will give an idea of how high the bow keeps from the water (weight dependant of course) so you dont need a high one..one like Bartinys..would be perfect.

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Nice job Bartiny ..if I could get black tarpaulin like that..I think I would make one.

As mentioned..the quicksilver has that trim right round the bow as in this photo ..so easy to attach a dodger to it.

Dydigital..the photo will give an idea of how high the bow keeps from the water (weight dependant of course) so you dont need a high one..one like Bartinys..would be perfect.

Thanks for that Gurnard, Ebay item no. 141013696277 for the fabric but if you do a serch on Ebay for "black waterproof canvas" it will bring a few results up along with a few handbags etc.
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