So, I've got the braces made for my two solar panels
. The panel size is 21" by 49" and we have holes at 6" and 16" (open space) then 16" and 6" from each edge.
The potential problem is that the controller box is at one end and extends about 8" from the edge, thus, if I put the brace across the panel at the 6" place, I'll cover a portion of the control box
Options I came up with are to put the brace at 16" on the controller end, and then use two smaller feet at the 6" mark thru-bolted into my pilothouse. The front end of the solar
panel will be braced/thru-bolted at 6"
Is covering the control box
a problem? I'm in the Florida
at present and heading south...
panel has two braces using 2x1" red oak with 1" starboard under that raising the panel for better air circulation -- so that's what I had planned with these except this is 2.75" wide teak
(decking from an old Chris-Craft)
Will covering the controller be detrimental? If so, what advice do you have?
One more question... two of the deck
pieces are 1/16" thicker than the other two. My thought was to put the two thicker pieces forward, then at the second brace (aft) the thinner one, and then two feet (not spanning the solar
panel) at the 6" hole. All would utilize starboard for the bottom layer.
Am I over-thinking the part where my wood pieces are thicker?
J, still learning
but oh-so anxious to join this era and have refrigeration!