Hi. Wow Yes...exactly how I support my six big panels
. I TIG welded 1&1/2” flat bar across the corners. This is on the down side I TIGGED angle which I screwed into my Bimini which is 1&1/2 “ alu welded pipe. I used alu angle to hold the panel to the frame so the frame of square tube is exactly the size of the panel.
are over my Davits
. Four on the Bimini which is 10’ wide. Between the panels are two, one foot wide lengths of alu dock
decking so I can walk on it to furl the main. I don’t know how to attach pictures but I’ll take some tomorrow and get help from a friend who posts here.
1x1 square tube is a perfect frame. I TIG up 2x1 for my engine
room door and 2x4 for a cockpit
day bed/ bench.
There are some cool supports in anodized aluminum
which are used to hold led driving lights on off road jeeps. I found heavy stainless clamp on units but they are pricey. I’m assuming your Bimini is stainless 1” but post photos if you can.
The frame really strengthens the panel in high winds because you can use the angle to reinforce the extruded frame grip on the glass so one leg of the angle is
the long side you screw or TIG to the side of the 1x2 and the short leg is parallel to the glass . You essentially build another frame under the extrusions so it’s far more rigid and provides far stronger attachment points.
Happy trails to you.
Mark a sunny day manatee.