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Solar panel system, where to buy?

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Any good place to buy a system with a mounting kit on stanchions or rails.

Looking 50-70W panel with good mounting options.

Thanks in advance.

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if you were on the right-hand coast I'd put in a plug for Hamilton Ferris on the cape. they have a very nifty rail mount that consists of clamps that go on two stanchions, a stainless bar between them, and friction clamps for the back of the panel to go on the horizontal stainless bar. 

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2 hours ago, ryley said:

if you were on the right-hand coast I'd put in a plug for Hamilton Ferris on the cape. they have a very nifty rail mount that consists of clamps that go on two stanchions, a stainless bar between them, and friction clamps for the back of the panel to go on the horizontal stainless bar. 

Thanks, I will check them out.

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You can fashion your own mounting solution as well with off-the-shelf hardware and stainless tubing.  I did this with a 45w panel mounted to my stern pulpit:

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I used common SS bimini rail hardware and deck hinges, with a length of SS tube cut to length for the lower diagonal strut.

This summer I'm going to expand on this idea with two larger (100w) panels mounted the same way on either side of the flip-down transom door.

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16 hours ago, zzrider said:

You can fashion your own mounting solution as well with off-the-shelf hardware and stainless tubing.  I did this with a 45w panel mounted to my stern pulpit:

gallery_56000_1338_3255659.jpg

I used common SS bimini rail hardware and deck hinges, with a length of SS tube cut to length for the lower diagonal strut.

This summer I'm going to expand on this idea with two larger (100w) panels mounted the same way on either side of the flip-down transom door.

Thank you,  good idea, maybe mount a panel more desirable location.

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His guy does a helluva job for folks on the Great Lakes:  http://www.custommarineproducts.com/   During the winter when the lakes freeze over you can find him in sunny Tucson.

If you call, then ask for Tom and he will let you know what works for your needs.  

hope this helps, the call and his advice is free.

 

 

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I’ve just seen a boat with its panels mounted with the clamps made for the Magma bbq; clever use of the product. 

 

If you’re in the Keys, contact Alex at Sea Tek 305.942.4026. Sharp kid. 

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