Thanks all for the information and pictures.
Im beginning to shy away from my stanchion/lifeline plan as I read,live, and learn... Have 2 100watt panels now for a week, thinking..
It is an Oday 40 with a bimini, NE US in summer, Fla/Bahamas winter.
I have a miniscule amt. to spend.
COLINFLTENG, that would be ideal but I have old teak
railing, so I just strapped them to the rail with a few zipties, and 1 screw. Seems pretty good and is getting enough sun to keep them charged but not by 11am. I am going to add another 100 watt panel to the deck
ahead of the mast
on rubber mts and just tie it off to the toe rail and handrail I think for now. Ill be thinking of upgrading those rails and copying your setup setup
Heres how it looks now: