I am creating an arch on an Alberg 30
to hold 2-170 watt solar panels
. I would like to use 1.25 inch tubing for strength. Also, I would like to connect this tubing to the 1.0 inch stern pushpit for strength. I am going to try and make the panels
tilt-able in 3 directions - side to side and towards the stern.
To tilt towards the stern, I would need to have some sort of clamp on fitting that allows the panels
to tilt up on the aft upright. On the forward upright, I would have an extendable tube that would push up on both panels and lock in place with a pin or something. I thought also, that that a couple of gass struts would help with this, located on each side of the for upright.
The panels will be connected together as a unit so I can tilt them both back and still have their own swivel mount.
I was thinking of 2 uprights that are connected together. They would end up being about 14 inches apart
Does anyone know where I can find fittings that connect 1.25 and 1 inch tubing together? Most of the fittings I can find don't seem to be strong enough for this application and don't connect 2 different sizes of tubing.
Thanks for any ideas!