Replacing the windows of a dodger

2 years ago we published how-to articles in several magazines after replacing the plexi windows of our sprayhood. Now it ripped AGAIN–the material we got in Tahiti was just too thin. At least we could look up our own tips and tricks and how to do this without too much swearing (yes, there was still some involved, wrestling 4 metres of resisting sunbrella really isn’t fun). The trick is to leave the old windows in, sew on the new ones and THEN take out the old material to make sure you don’t lose the shape.
Here’s the magic moment when the old window comes off and reveals the shiny new one!

We spent 2 days replacing all 5 windows this week, but this time with 0.75 mm that will hopefully last a long time!
BTW, our DIY instructions on this kind of job and many more can all be found in our book “Cruising Know-How” on Amazon :-)

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