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Installing arch on a Beneteau Oceanis 411
We hope to be the proud owners of Beneteau Oceanis 411 in the near future, but can't decide whether to install an Air Breeze wind generator or a couple of solar panels. Our home port will initially be in the Caribbean for the first couple of years and then in Florida and Bahamas after that. It may make sense to go with the solar panels since the wind in Florida is not as consistent nor strong as the trade winds of the Caribbean. On the other hand, it seems that a proper arch would be much more expensive than the simple pole required by a wind generator. With this background in mind, can anyone offer suggestions on how to go about installing an arch on this boat eg, custom vs store bought? We have read that Beneteau offers an arch on another model which might be adapted to the 411?