Originally Posted by Bradley
IMPI, I just bought a Lagoon
. Where did you get the struts, etc. to mount the panels
. Any better pics would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Bradley - well done !
I had the frame, struts and all stainless steel
work done locally (SA) by a guy called Derek. He makes up the struts you see and puts gas shocks inside the struts (depending on weight) so it lifts like a car boot strut. I don't think he is in this forum but you can email
him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- very nice guy, very technical about structural engineering and structural forces (which is why I gave him the work) and I'm sure he will share all info with you.
If you fit the panels
on your davitts and new to remove them, just bear in mind that the struts are under tension, which Lagoon
achieve by the way the backing plate is bolted to the bulkhead. Remove carefully.
I will take some more pictures for you.
Something really spiffy we just did and not solar
panel related - we removed the rear cockpit
sink and cabinet unit to mount our washing
drying machine outside. This meant raising the height by one inch. We had a Swiss guy here build moulds and make up an entire new cabinet (I will enclose pics for you to see). It works like a dream - no through hull
fittings as we run the outlet pipe into the drain outlet pipe and plumb the water
off the sink water
piping. This way all washing
and drying is done in the cockpit
area outside the cabin
which is fantastic.
Will take more pics of solar