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Old 18-09-2016, 10:05   #1
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Solar panel frame kit

I purchased a four solar panel kit for my boat. My boat is a Catalina 36 Mark 1 Tall Rig. My Bimini is canvas only without any frame. I would like to get a frame in place and mount the solar panels. Having never done this before I seek your advice and guidance.

Where is a good place for parts?

Are there ready-made kits I can purchase that would support solar panels and where would they be?

If I decide to do it myself what do you recommend I use?

If you have done this before and are willing to help me, please email me.


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Old 22-09-2016, 11:11   #2
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Re: Solar panel frame kit

Check out They have some howto's that can walk you in the right direction. They also sell the stainless steel or aluminum piping, should you decide to do it yourself. YouTube videos on how to bend the piping will help too.

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