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Spray dodger help

Postby mudlickman » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:07 pm

So I bought an AA blackjack today, but no blind/dodger came with it. I plan on havin one fabricated in the off season, but want to make a temporary one to get me thru the end of the season. Any help is appreciated!

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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:36 am

This is a little invention I came up with for the same problem.....forget fabricating one, do it yourself...

You know what battery cable, terminal ends look like? Get two of those..get some Pex plumbing tube and put one terminal on each end secured with SS Screws....bend it in an arch in the desired place on the combing of the boat and screw it through so now it's an arch over the cockpit....add a "lemon wedge" cut of canvas to it by sewing it over the pex and then attach it to the combing as you see fit.
You will have a flexible, retractable dodger in no time
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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby mudlickman » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am

Thanks slack tide, do you have a picture of your setup?

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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:10 am

I do but I am not at my home computer...I will try to post over the weekend...
If you have all kinds of money to blow...
check this guy out...
WOWZA....

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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby gcs » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:19 pm

If you have, or can find Zack Taylor's "Successful Waterfowling" there is a good description on how to make a old style traditional dodger that is easy to make, cheap, and works quite well. I've made them for several boats and the plan works with just a little tinkering. Did I mention it's cheap? lol.
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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:22 pm

Here's a pic Mud
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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby mudlickman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:18 am

Slack tide that looks great man.. gonna look for the materials today, how do you get it to stay in the up position?

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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:51 am

if you look really close, you can see the terminals and the pex that create the arch....there is a factory combing on sunfish that's shaped like a boomerang on the deck....the fabric stretches around that with bungee cord sewn into it then atached to hooks on either side to keep it tight, but able to recline...
You see?
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Re: Spray dodger help

Postby mudlickman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:24 pm

Gotcha made mine today, thanks for all the help.

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