A Rough Game Plan for Tackling the Dodger

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Like most equipment found aboard sailboats, canvas work quality is linked to the material chosen and how the parts are put together. In this case, the parts range from fabrics, zippers, clear plastic and thread to stainless steel tubing, fasteners and the mounting hardware that connects the metal framework and anchors the fabric to the […]
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Darrell Nicholson is Director of Belvoir Media Group's marine division and the editor of Practical Sailor. A lifelong thalassophile, he grew up sailing everything from El Toro dinghies to classic Morgans on Miami's Biscayne Bay. In the early 90s, he left a newspaper job to sail an old gaff-rigged ketch across the Pacific and has been writing about boats and the sea ever since. His weekly blog Inside Practical Sailor offers an inside look at current research and gear tests at Practical Sailor, while his award-winning column,"Rhumb Lines," tracks boating trends and reflects upon the sailing life. He sails a Sparkman & Stephens-designed Yankee 30 out of St. Petersburg, Florida.