Dodgers and Bimini tops are an important feature of sailboats and they usually go hand and hand. Whether you need a full dodger enclosure or just a bimini top, The Canvas Works is experienced in all aspects of fabrication and installation. There are complex decisions that go into creating a custom enclosure for your sailboat. We have the knowledge and expertise to offer many options for your canvas dodger or bimini top. We cater to the needs of you and your boat and help you make decisions about vinyl, fabric, hardware, installation, and function.
Bimini tops can be precisely what allows you to enjoy your boating experience. They are perfect for sun and rain protection the frames can be designed to be semi-permanent structures or collapsible for versatility. We create custom bimini frames or work with your existing frame. Using 1″ to 1.25” OD thick wall stainless 316 tubing, our frames are made for strength and function. We carefully template the stainless structure on your vessel to ensure the final bimini top is a taut and tailored fit.
Bimini Extras – We install solar panels, skylight viewing ports, or extensions to your dodger. We also will fabricate a bimini boot to cover your bimini when collapsed.
Sail Boat Dodgers
A Canvas Works Dodger will be top notch in fabrication, fit, function and style. We use top of the line fabric, hardware and frames so your dodger lasts a very long time. We install your dodger so it is weather tight and applies the proper amount of tension and security. Our professional team will template your sailboat to ensure the final dodger enclosure is a drum-tight and tailored fit. We fully assess the possible abrasion points of your boom and rigging so your dodger can be properly and thoughtfully reinforced for longevity. Key placement of windows and zippers provide optimal visibility, airflow and accessibility. We automatically add covers for all windows to reduce any weathering.
Determining the best option for a dodger or bimini top can be complex. We design and fabricate both for minimal water intrusion and maximum protection. Both products are an investment and we work hard to finish and install your dodger or bimini to ensure you are fully satisfied.