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Old 06-05-2010
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PSC 37 Solar array solutions

How have 37 owners addressed the placement of solar panels on their boats. I currently have two 80 watt panels that mount on a bar that goes from the stanchion just forward of the boarding gates, to the next stanchion towards the bow. One on each side. These fold up and provide about 5 amps combined which barely compensates for my refrigerator during the daytime. I am considering attempting to fabricate an addition to my bimini which is quite sturdy and is mounted on a solid rail pushpit structure, however there are only about 26 inches of clearance from the back of the boom to the back-stay and there is a radar-less radar pole that I use to hoist my 10 horse outboard. I will clarify with a couple of pictures if I can figure out how to post them. I would like to at least double my solar panel wattage and am interested in any and all solutions to this engineering feat. Many thanks for any advice.
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