Our innovation gives you options
Solar panel mounts
Using concave post or fork mounts
We designed our saddle-type post and fork mounts with solar panels in mind. They give you easy, secure mounts for a solar panel frame that won’t draw attention to itself.
The saddle fittings bolt onto the top of the frame through the canvas of your bimini top or dodger. Rails running fore and aft create the base, and athwartship rails can augment the frame if needed. The entire installation can be made from off-the-shelf materials on the boat.
This option puts the entire rack up on the roof and largely hidden from view.
Using sliding or split jaw side mounts
Alternatively you can use our sliding or split jaw side mounts to create exterior side rails between your bimini’s end frames. Paired with a set of side-to-side bent rails, they go up and over the top to create the mounting platform.
This method does not touch the canvas and can be retrofitted without any fabric modifications. It provides good clearance and additional features such as a protective crash bar (think boom).
Hybrids to meet your needs
You can of course mix and match our hardware and methods to create exactly what you need to suit your boat and the solar panels you’ve chosen.
No fuss stowage
Don’t forget you can use our patented Gemlock folding struts to make your bimini tops and dodgers smooth and tight yet ultra easy to break down and stow – even with solar panels in place.
What they’re saying
Tonya Ricketts and Captain Dave Pickering, writing for the North East Canvas Products Association, say using Gemini Marine Products as the foundation for solar panel addition is “easily executed“.
Need a helping hand?
Use our DrillSteady for clean, easy drilling every time, even on a rocking boat.