Frequently Ask Questions

Its depends on what you are looking for;
Small size dodger will keep your supply and gear dry, diverts light chop, and it would be a great shelter to stay out of the sun.  It is really a dodger.
If you are looking for a real cabin feel with maximum coverage of bow area, as well more headroom; Canvas Cuddy will be perfect for you.
Both options are competent with your 22′ Tidewater, and will look as tailor fit.

Yes, our company offers 2 year warranty.

The ELEMENT is designed to fit almost any size of vessel, and we do provide sizing guides for you to use pre-order. However, if the canopy fails to fit, our company offers 30-day Money Back guarantee (as long the product is returned in unused condition and in its original box.)

No. The Element is an innovated bow dodger / instant cabin. It is a manufactured item and does NOT build to individual specifications.

The Element has two registered U.S. Patents and six individual claims regarding its functionality and design. Our unique and proprietary design features a free standing support frame. The Element’s frame is designed to flex and accommodate a wide range of boats and bow shapes.

We recommend the medium size canopy.

The installation of The ELEMENT will only take few minutes, and you can start enjoying your prefab instant cabin immediately!

In general, The ELEMENT can accommodate 2 adults and 2 small children; however, it depends on your vessel’s bow area setup.  As a day shelter, there is about 4’ to 5’ of space between seats and The ELEMENT, so even a tall person can comfortably be seated below the canopy.

Yes, both are easily removable with a set of zippers.

The ELEMENT comes fully assembled. Aluminum frame parts are connected with Stainless Steel wires, so you will don’t have to sort parts or worry about losing parts while installing or removing The ELEMENT. Just install the track and attach the cabin.

You will only have to measure the width of your vessel’s bow. There is an easy 3 Step Guide to follow on our Measurements page, which includes simple diagrams so you can pull the measurement and place your order in minutes.

No. The ELEMENT includes all hardware for installation as well the track it is to be installed on. You’ll receive detailed instructions and can access videos on our website to show you how to install the track in minutes and start enjoying your instant cabin.

The ELEMENT is weather-tight if it is installed correctly! Water shouldn’t be able to enter between canopy and gunnel.

The ELEMENT is designed to fit various sizes and bow shapes on boats between 18’ – 40’ in length. Our product is recommended to be installed on center consoles; however, our customers have installed The ELEMENT on bowriders as well.

Yes, you can! Each prefab cabin is designed to accommodate various sizes and wide range of bow shapes. Choose the size that best fits the larger of your boats.

No. The canopy is constructed with a set of 3 bow shape anodized aluminum frames. The frames are free-standing and do not attached to any brackets or hardware.

No, you can install and remove The ELEMENT as conditions changes. The only thing that will stay in place is a neat white ½’ PVC track. You can order additional track pieces for your other boats and switch The ELEMENT from craft to craft in minutes.

The ELEMENT is made of the highest quality materials, intended for years of use and durability. The frame is anodized aluminum; the fabric is 100% marine woven acrylic; the hardware is stainless steel and brass / nickel; and the closures are heavy duty marine grade Velcro and #10 zippers.

The ELEMENT is a prefabricated item, and requires no advance custom measurements, templating or fabrication! You can order your cabin and have it delivered to your location within 3 days.

A big part of our innovation is the ability to easy fit your prefab cabin onsite to your specific boat. Simply lay the supplied track according to your vessel’s bow shape and dimensions, slide in the bottom section of the canopy, attach the top section of the canopy and watch how it conform to accommodate your vessel. The way the fabric pieces are designed, cut, and constructed allow the canopy to adjust to various bow shapes with ease.

The ELEMENT is the first and only prefab instant cabin that fits virtually any center console boat without the need for expensive customization. It functions as a complete shelter with the ability to be transformed as a fully closed, weather-tight cabin, allowing it to accommodate boaters for overnight stays aboard. You can turn your day trips into weekend adventures! In contrast, old fashioned bow dodgers, Bimini tops, and boat covers are not weather-tight cabins. They cannot protect you from harsh weather or mosquitoes and other flying insects, nor do they provide adequate airflow in an enclosed space.