Well, now that the holidays are over it's time to start planning for the big haulout next month. Main priority is to install a windlass, with a proper bow roller and cleats as well as pull the mast and replace the rotting step. At the same time I will be doing my best to fabricate a dodger with limited knowledge and zero experience..... wish me luck!!
After much discussion we are wondering why the original material appears to be red cedar (wouldn't be our first choice) and what we can replace it with. Not being experienced sailors we wanted to put this question out to others and see if we can get some pros and cons of different materials before we commit to one or the other.
We have been discussing sandwiched star board panels and plywood encased in epoxy as well as one friend who suggested pouring a concrete block. I am sure there are many other options out there and hope this wonderful community can help us find the best option available.
The hope is to get the major projects done in time for the rendezvous at Roche Harbor in May.
Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.
1983 Catalina36 MkI #0157