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Old 16-12-2008, 16:20   #1
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Leopard 38 Solar Panels

We are currently trying to instal solar panels and would like to know where the best place is to install them on the boat.

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Old 16-12-2008, 16:59   #2
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The places you don't want them is where they can be walked on and where they are shaded. That being said, I am sure you are saying to yourself that the best place is on a raft behind the boat and you are right to some degree. I have mine mounted on the dodger and radar arch. Mounting on the lifelines is not such a good idea, though tempting. No matter where you mount them, they will be effected somwhat by shading.
Cabin top, bimini, davits, radar arch, are the most common.


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Hi there and Welcome out of the closet. I see you joined in March. You must have put a lot of thinking into that first post!

Just kidding you.

You might post this in one of the construction and maintenance forum or perhaps the multihull forum. Lot's of folks there have crossed this bridge before with their cats I am sure.
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On the outside.

I like Jim's suggestion. Not knowing the physical size or means of mounting, remember not to stress them on a curved surface. They may crack.

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