New dodger window replaced/made

Beginning of January 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico


We were at sea and lost a dodger window. The port side window. It blew off the deck as we were removing them because usually we sail without them. That was a year ago or so but we have never needed it. It did get kinda cool on a couple overnighters at sea but we put the shade piece we use when at anchor there and it stopped most of the cool air from coming into the cockpit at night on watch. Here on the Mexican Rivera the weather is warm enough most of the time to love the sea breeze and not need the protection of the isinglass windows on the dodger. We keep the dodger top on for sun protection. Only this year we plan on sailing North up into the Sea of Cortez and that area has a different weather pattern. It is colder and we will need the protection of the dodger until the summer gets into full swing.


We found a local canvas guy - Ruben Najera in Mazatlán, 669 113 6334. We found his name in the Mazatlán Cruiser's Guide (which is published annually) along with a recommendation by Cindy and Rick on s/v Cool Change, who had their dodger redone by Ruben earlier this past summer.



The missing window.

Here is Ruben and one of his helpers fitting the initial build.
 
Another one of Ruben working out on deck to fit the initial panel.

Here is Ruben again, this time with his other helper,
this time marking where the Dot fasteners would go.

The starboard window we have.




The new port window with cover on it. 
 
It mostly matches the starboard window with the cover on it.




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