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Old 09-19-2011
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Hi Grant,
Here is a picture of Cloud Messengers solar setup. Two bows made out of 1" stainless. The aft bow is attached to the stern rail and the forward bow is attached to the bimini frame. ( I can still fold my bimini back since the solar bow is attached to the bimini frame at a point that doesn't articulate. It's very light and unobtrusive. I don't think this will work for the 135's (space) but you could put your 85's above your bimini and still go ahead with your plan to install the 135's on the stanchions...... or you could go back to your plan to put smaller panels on the stanchions that wouldn't stick up above the lifelines.
I'll take some better pictures if you're interested in seeing the details.

Hope all is well, I heard fall hit you guys hard a few days ago.
Have you had a chance to use the sextant yet?

David Schachter
Cloud Messenger
PSC 37 #293
San Francisco, CA
currently in Oriental, NC
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