oliver yes i kept the existing mixer as it was. i added only the new mixer inside the shower cabin
on the left shelf.
the davits r really a disgrace! they r extremely light. i hv a 3.1 Plastimo
FRP dinghy where i could only install a 9.8hp motor
on it, inspite i wanted also 15hp. i was very long researching how to install a very light weight driving console, pic of davits/dinghy/solar encl.
of course the davits r constantly 'whipping' a bit if there r some waves.
i understand ur reservations abt the panels on the davits fully - ur problem is the motor
i did not go for a bimini
, as it would be in the way of the boom. anyway turns out most of the time when sailing the sun is somewhere behind the mainsail....
by the way i read that u get ur boat in la rochelle soon. i can only let u know that i got my boat last year and gave it for fitout to the company Uchimata in la rochelle. frm all the jobs they had to do on my boat the only job without problems were the solar panels. e.g. they installed my new Kiwi propellers WITHOUT SCREWING THEM ONTO THE PROPSHAFT. it is an absolut miracle that i did not loose one or even both, as i discovered that only in Palma de Mallorca, because i caught a rope in the prop! they were hanging on 2 gangs of thread of the small safety
bolt in the centre and were sliding forward and backwards abt 1/2" on the spline of the shaft of the sail drives according forward or reverse. on my Spectra watermaker
[which i purchased directly] they did install a non-return valve cracked, so it was sucking air. i had to buy a new sparepart and get it frm an agent installed. the electronic instruments were installed, but not interconnected [autopilot had no wind/depth, etc...]
they installed 2 units Webasto heaters in each hull
. both did not work due to installation
my problem only was, that i found all these issues only one by one in Malaga/Spain where i took delivery
of the boat frm a delivery