We have a Pearson 323 that we are planning to use for an extended cruise. It now has a folding Bimini. We need more electricity and I''m thinking of solar panels but there is no good place to put them. I saw a Golden Hind with a hard bimini that I didn''t like at the time. Thought the bimini was ugly. In retrospect a hard bimini seems to be the ideal place for solar panels and with a raised edge and plumbing could serve as a rain catcher for drinking or more likely bathing/cleaning water. Anyone with experience, thoughts or opinions??