Originally Posted by warren460
It seems that nobody installs any panels immediately aft of the fly bridge on the lagoon 450. I suppose that there is a good reason for this. Can some enlighten me?
Unless you install panels that you can walk on
, it will restrict your ability to access the boom, the end boom for any line, sail adjustments, replacements
of reef lines, sheaves, sail bag, etc. Note you need to pull your boom around to either stbd or port side to access the end cap.
Further, the bimini top and boom/sail will add shadows onto the solar panels
significantly reducing their efficiency.
Placing them on a frame above the davits
or above/ extended out from the cockpit
roof is a far better location to optimise solar efficiency, in addition to other benefits. Placing them on your bimini top will also shade a majority of the panels from the sail/boom. If you decided this way then recommend wiring
your panels independently i.e. in parallel, to allow the shaded panel not to reduce the efficiency of the unshaded ones.