Originally Posted by Marc_H
Jason seems to be having good luck with his flexible panels.
I just watched a few minutes of this video and while he does nice professional videos I would not ask him anything electrical
Just ask him again in 5 or 6 years. There may be expensive brands that actually do survive beeing walked on for years, but most seem to suffer badly over time. If you don't walk on there is no point in using flexible on a rigid surface.
Flexibles have their place on canvas
biminis but I would not go down that route
on a rigid bimini
. Rigid panels are much cheaper, have better output, are easily replaced if using a standard size, and last longer.
If you really want to go with flexible panels I would use plain silicone as glue. I know many folks don't want silicone near their boats, but to me its OK to use as a glue for something I know I will remove in the future.
No point in using something strong like MS Polymer glues or Sikaflex here.
These panels will for sure get hot. Even my rigid panels with plenty of air above and below get too hot to touch in full sunlight. I don't know if this is enough to cause trouble with gelcoat
or foam core
in the long run.
If you try to get air flow under the panels think about what happens when it blows hard. Fleible panels flapping around won't last long.