Potomac Sailmakers Twinwall Polycarbonate Sew-On Flexible Solar Panel “Inshore” Kit for canvas – Includes Twinwall polycarbonate & mounting tape, Screen Kit, “Sew on” Velcro and all required high temperature Velcro.
The difference between the Inshore model and the Offshore model is that the Inshore model does not have flaps the wrap around the top of the panel. Instead we use a high temperature Velcro on the underside of the panel the mates up with a Velcro strip that is sewn to the top of the canvas product (Bimini, Dodger, etc). We still use 4 locking straps that are sewn to the canvas and snap on to the top of the panel/twinwall assembly. UV on the Velcro is not an issue as it is covered by the panel assembly.
Why we did this: 1) We wanted a more affordable option and 2) It eliminates the need for special tape that adheres to the top of some panels that are made from PTFE.
Why do we call this “Inshore”? Well to be honest, it is out of an abundance of caution. We think the full rail panel would easily survive a wash over whereas the inshore model may not. If you like the inshore model better, we can also add more snap on straps along the long sides for extra peace of mind.
We offer sewing at our Alexandria, VA (Metro D.C. Area) Loft. If this is of interest, please contact us. Local customers can also drop-off and pickup items and save on shipping,
This is not a kit to mount of rails like stern rails. It is meant to be sewn onto canvas like a Bimini!