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.

Drop top dodger in place on a sail boat
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