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November 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm #169gosail44Guest
My wife and I have a 1984, 37′ Dickerson sloop, Victoria, that we keep in Oriental, NC. We sailed her to the Chesapeake this summer for the first time and saw several other Dickersons in Oxford and St. Michaels, MD. Would love to find a seahood for our companionway hatch. Does anyone know of a distributor or have one they want to sell? If not, how about access to the mold they were orginally made from? Thanks,
Dick Schneider s/v Victoria, firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 828-736-8687November 13, 2009 at 8:58 pm #651Fleet CaptainKeymaster
Thanks for the request–it interests me as well. From memory–I think that Imagine, Starry Night and Snoodle Time have them (they are all newer boats than ours). My guess is that we will need to fabricate our own molds, but perhaps our fellow skippers have ideas.
BarryNovember 15, 2009 at 11:35 pm #652imagineParticipant
We have the seahood on imagine, and it is a huge help in heavy weather. As a last resort, ours could be used as a plug to create a mold. But I have to really emphasize the “last resort”. I would be really nervous about pulling it off the boat and handing it over to anyone who wasn’t an expert in doing something like that.
Dick Clarke s/v imagineDecember 6, 2009 at 1:19 am #653adminParticipant
Sorry, I haven’t been to the forums for a while. I believe the mold is still in Trappe at the Dickerson yard. You could probably get Dickerson Harbor to lay one up. The phone number is 410-822-8556 or email them at : email@example.comDecember 24, 2009 at 2:49 am #654Rick WoytowichParticipant
We had someone look at the Dickerson yard for the mold for a seahood for us. We were told it was gone.
I made my own. I got insulation foam (no foil) and built it up so it was thick enough, wider, longer than needed. Then I carved it to the shape I wanted, covered it with fiberglass to the thickness I thought it should be. When cured I cut as much of the foam out with a knife then power washed the rest of the foam out.
I used regular boat caulking and screws to attach it to the boat. I want to be able to remove it, if necessary.
Then we got the frame and dodger put on Belle.
RickDecember 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm #655Rshel34Participant
Get yourself a copy of the January/February issue of Good Old Boat magazine. There is a good article in there on building sea hoods. One is out of wood and one is with fiberglass. Good luck.
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