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Old 31-01-2006, 16:56   #1
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Need plans for a radar--etc. arch

I have a Prout 35 and need to install an arch for a radar, wind generator and solar panels. Of course, I need to avoid the back stays that come to each aft corner of the deck. Any advice?

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Old 01-02-2006, 00:35   #2
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Trouble with placing them all on the same arch is that you are increasing the probability that one or more of them will cast a shade across the solar panels, and that will dramatically cut their output.
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I'd like to help ...

If you're in the Chesapeake Bay area, I'd like to help you out. Heck, I'd like to help wherever you are - but can you take good measurements and live with the results if they're not as good as you might think!

I do CADD work at a MD machine shop & am considering doing something similar for my one-huller. An hour or two of sketching and taking measurements, plus another hour to discuss exactly what you need & any competant CADD operator can give you drawings that you can take to a fabrication shop. The trick is in calculating loads, finished weight, and balance (re: attachment points) ... none of which is particularly difficult!

Of course, we're talking totally custom work here ... I'm sure there's another Prout owner out there who's already done all of this and can make the process easier - you'll just have to find him!

Give me a shout if you're interested:
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