I have two solar panels
that I want to temporarily mount above my bimini
. I say temporarily, because the long term plan is to add an arch/dingy davits
off the stern and place the panels
there, but that won't be until next year.
I was researching costs for using stainless steel
tubes, and since this is going to be a temporary solution, did not want to spend that kind of money
. I went to the big box home improvement stores and saw that EMT conduit was about 5% of the cost of stainless.
So, aside from it not being all shiny, and realizing this is only until the end of this season, what does the collective wisdom think of using the EMT conduit to build the frame above my bimini
My wife's concern is possible rust stains on the bimini, but I think it would take more than the rest of the season before rust became a problem...