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  1. #21
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by UK-WOOZY View Post
    theres literally no room or a way for mounting a larger than 50w panel on my boat. a solar arch or a pre-made mount is the only way and i wanted a way to do it before i launch end of this month

    just found out the noa pole only takes maximum 80w anyway, nothing about that on force4 where i ordered it
    Only 80w on a 40mm pole ?

    Here's a couple of pics of the 60w panel and pole i took off when i fitted my new arch (which is only 25mm too).
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    Rainbow Marine.
    www.rainbowmarine.co.uk

  2. #22
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    have an idea. i could maybe get x2 50w panels from midsummerenergy. bolt them together or have one mounted per panel bracket. unsure how i would wire them into one controller though
    Current boat: 1988 Jeanneau Sundream (lifting center board)

  3. #23
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by UK-WOOZY View Post
    have an idea. i could maybe get x2 50w panels from midsummerenergy. bolt them together or have one mounted per panel bracket. unsure how i would wire them into one controller though
    Wire them in series.
    Rainbow Marine.
    www.rainbowmarine.co.uk

  4. #24
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by UK-WOOZY View Post
    but which one
    Just looked on ebay for a 100w solar panel and the first one that came up was
    £68.71 from triple solar with a 99.6 satisfaction rating ,whats wrong with that one.
    If you dont want that one there is loads of others.
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  5. #25
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    dimensions are too wide for the noa
    Current boat: 1988 Jeanneau Sundream (lifting center board)

  6. #26
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    went with the victron 80w only. i spoke with noa and they say the panel mounts arent designed to handle a larger panel in strong winds. oh well, better than no panel.

    edit. used battery megastore in the end for the victron as midsummer had to order it in. excellent customer support midsummer have however
    Last edited by UK-WOOZY; 12-06-19 at 12:41.
    Current boat: 1988 Jeanneau Sundream (lifting center board)

  7. #27
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    Little known but NOA will supply their mounts with longer arms. Recently supplied two to take the new Victron 175W panels (only an inch longer than standard, so no more expensive). Couple of weeks lead time for special order.
    allGadgets Marine
    www.allgadgets.co.uk

  8. #28
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    how did you arrange a longer arm?. I asked noa2go but he said hes still waiting to hear from the manufacturer...

    the mounting holes on the Victron 80 are just a bit wider than the NOA so i may just drill the holes into the panel to get it to fit. the panel is long though. 1195x545x35mm
    Last edited by UK-WOOZY; 18-06-19 at 07:48.
    Current boat: 1988 Jeanneau Sundream (lifting center board)

  9. #29
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by UK-WOOZY View Post
    how did you arrange a longer arm?. I asked noa2go but he said hes still waiting to hear from the manufacturer...

    the mounting holes on the Victron 80 are just a bit wider than the NOA so i may just drill the holes into the panel to get it to fit. the panel is long though. 1195x545x35mm
    I buy NOA through Meridian Zero (trade only) and they sorted it out.

    Don't think it's unusual to need to drill mount and/or panel to fit as long as sensible location.
    allGadgets Marine
    www.allgadgets.co.uk

  10. #30
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    Default Re: after a rigid solar panel, £100-200. What one to get?

    I need to keep the NOA mount now as i have drilled the holes into my boats sugar scoop for the base.

    do you think the panel will be ok on the mount. its 80W which is the max the noa is meant to support-

    only pic i have is this bad pic. My new panel and the noa.

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    Current boat: 1988 Jeanneau Sundream (lifting center board)

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