How we work

Building a model drop top dodger

Hand made detail

The photographs below show the process for producing a drop top dodger from scratch – in this case a fully-functional 3′ model on display in our Rockland shop. The process is effectively the same for full-scale dodgers, biminis and other pieces.

You can buy the hardware you need to build your own drop top dodger.


Precision is key for a clean, tight fit.

The build

Attention to detail gives the best finish and a long-lasting piece.

Completed model drop top dodger

Note how our Gemolock folding struts serve a both tensioning bars and grab rails while the dodger is up, then fold up and out of the way when the dodger top is stowed.

How we work - Drop top dodger in place on a sail boat
How we work - building a dodger 1 how we work