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Old 10-11-2011, 16:32   #1
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Solar Panel Mounts

Looking for some suitable mounts to fix solar panels to 1 inch tubeing

Seen this set up, wonder if anyone knows where they could be purchased from, or something similar.

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Re: Solar Panel Mounts

Marine stores can provide clamshell attachments for 3/4-1". I had 1.5" so made mine from teak and T-5 1/4 x 2" aluminum (see picture, < $100 total). Has benefit of easy adjustment plus height helps keep it from hiding behind bimini.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:03   #3
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Thanks Bob, using wood seems like a good alternative
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Re: Solar Panel Mounts

Try these folks.
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Re: Solar Panel Mounts

Thanks Vasco, seen those products with other supplier.
I like the ones in the picture I posted as they set the panels a good distance above the davit cross brace.
May have to get the welder out.
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Re: Solar Panel Mounts

Found them finally
DRB Innovators - High Quality Stainless Steel Boat Products

Not cheap, but in the overall scheme of the whole project, not too bad
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Thanks for finding these! I can't really use them anymore but will keep it in mind if they are needed in the future.
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Re: Solar Panel Mounts

i have some that came with plastic rail mounts on aluminum rectangular tubing stuff..... looks like would be simple and inexpensive enough to manage--and mine will BE the bimini cover......
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i have some that came with plastic rail mounts on aluminum rectangular tubing stuff..... looks like would be simple and inexpensive enough to manage--and mine will BE the bimini cover......

Thanks Zee,

The ones i found are ideal for me as they lift the panels a fair bit off the davits and allow a certain amount of tilting, something I'll need in european waters
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