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Old 05-11-2010, 19:58   #1
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1 1/2" Mounts for Solar Panels ?

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Any of you guys know where to obtain (preferably stainless) mount brackets to allow a solar panel to attach to a 1 1/2" stainless tube ?

1" are common place and I can even find 1 1/4", but not 1 1/2".

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Would something like this work for ya?

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I used stainless steel u-bolts and aluminum channels.

u-bolts: U-Bolts, Round bend (w/ 2 nuts & strap), Stainless steel 18-8

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No, I was looking for something like this : Round Rail Single Mount or this Split Type Side Mount
... but in 1 1/2" to go on the cross brace of my Kato davits.

But Olorin's suggestion to use 'U' bolts might be a way to go if I can't find them, didn't think of that - kinda obvious really.

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Why not alloy mounts?

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Del,

No, I was looking for something like this : Round Rail Single Mount or this Split Type Side Mount
... but in 1 1/2" to go on the cross brace of my Kato davits.

But Olorin's suggestion to use 'U' bolts might be a way to go if I can't find them, didn't think of that - kinda obvious really.

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The only ones I know of would be in aluminum.
Plastic would be EZ to make. Just get some square 2-1/2" X 1' thick Delron® or black acetate. Drill a 1-1/2" hole in the middle, drill a couple 1/4" cross holes and split it down the middle with a saw. It would be like the ones in your first link. Similar to the clamps I did for the wind vane except they are a horseshoe shape.
Half the stuff on my boat is custom made.

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These guys have lots of different clamps. Okay they are in the UK, but the equivalent must be available states side:

http://www.kayospruce.com/index.asp?...earch=&subcat=

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Thanks Pete,

That's similar to what I'm looking for but I need a split type.

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We put together something similar with u-bolts, wingnuts and starboard:
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