Re: Solar panels stainless steel mounted vs soft panels

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi Pat, I will measure later on today. I set the swivels so the inboard portion gave me room to pass. This is about 1/3 in 2/3 out. It  clears the rub rail when swiveled down. The room I had did set the size of panel, length as well.. As I have said before I wasn't trying to power a floating condo from solar only. 

I let you know later today about the measurement.

Kind Regards


On 08 September 2021 at 03:51 "Patrick McAneny via" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Danny, I want to add some more solar and while I never liked the idea of rail mounting ,I don't want to modify my bimini either. My problem is ,that most panels with decent output are approx . 40 + inches wide . From the rail down to the rub rail is only about 26 inches . I would then have over a foot inboard of the rail. How wide of a panel do you recommend ?
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 6, 2021 3:45 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Solar panels stainless steel mounted vs soft panels

Hi Greg, That was what I would have done had I gone internal but as I said I surface mounted "temporarily" and it was so satisfactory I left it as it was. I don't think anyone even notices the wires.
Kind Regards
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 07 September 2021 at 04:13 Gregory Shea <gmshea@...> wrote:

JB, Danny,
The Frenchman who installed my rail mounted panels had an interesting way of leading the wiring inside the boat. 
You can see the waterproof gland in the gunwhale which he then led into the conduit in the corner of the hull to deck joint. From there he could take the wiring anywhere in the boat, very easily.
Interesting approach.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des iles


On Sep 6, 2021, at 6:17 PM, JB Duler < jbduler@...> wrote:

Danny and Greg, thank you so much! I did not know anything about that Swedish company (I had seen their table).
Great find and a fantastic resource for me.
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med



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