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Old 03-08-2016, 13:31   #931
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Right side up! Woo!
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Old 03-08-2016, 23:45   #932
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With as square and sharp edged the boat is, I really love those round ports in the hull...... Still sure about not adding them?

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Another of those things we agonised about. They do improve the exterior appearance, but inside is where they are really gorgeous. They are beautifully crafted with SS rims around the glass and SS round "lids" that screw down to cover them. The thought of lying in bed and seeing the water at eye level was very appealing.

But, the bottom line is that we wanted to minimise any potential problems. Those portholes are frequently underwater when the boat is driven hard in rough conditions. The light wasn't needed. Our main living areas will be absolutely flooded with light from the 3 m long pilothouse top that overhangs the galley and salon by about a metre.

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Bare aluminum hull with red bottom paint = <3
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:43   #934
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The main body of the solar arch looks about ready to be inserted and welded on.

The bits at the end that kink and are not smoothly sanded will sit below deck level and will be welded to the framework. The bar in the middle is temporary:




The solar panels will sit on top of these two short legs:

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Probably answered before, but how many panels will you be running?
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Probably answered before, but how many panels will you be running?
Three Sunpower X21 335 in black, giving a total of just over 1000 watts.

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Three Sunpower X21 335 in black, giving a total of just over 1000 watts.

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Had not heard of the "X series before..Beautiful panels!

Found an interesting discussion, comparing the E Series and the X Series.

I have the E20-327 series

https://www.solarpaneltalk.com/forum...27-and-x20-327
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Dabs... ya stole my exact quote... delay due to retrieving dropped jaw and normalizing eyeball aperture ...
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I can't even begin to describe how exciting it is to see her upright...

WOWZA!!!
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Still waiting to see the other hull...
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Now that made me laugh...
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Nice touch with the smaller font size
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