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B32 & Solar Panel

Has anyone come up with a creative way of placing solar panels on the 32? I would be interested in seeing the arrangement if you have.

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This is one possibility. It's taken from the site kestrelboat.com - all kinds of neat mods made on a 32 for a trans-Atlantic and southern return. The site owner can probably fill you in on the details.

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B32 solar panel possibilities

As seen in the picture of Sand Dollar, my installation is similar to Kestrel's. I installed aluminum tubes over the life lines and installed a solar panel on each side of the cockpit. With this arrangement at least one (if not both), of the panels is always in full sunshine. With my ketch rig, I support the panels with a nylon string to the mizzen mast's shroud which allows the panels to be tilted. We went with narrow panels since they work best under healing conditons.
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