Solar grid\Back stays


 We went to Keystone Brothers 
9669 Aero Dr
San Diego, CA,
92123-1805
Phone: 858-277-7770
Toll Free: 800-734-8909
Fax: 858-277-4524

and picked up another 24’ piece of 1” SS tubing.
 We used some for the new struts we put on the bimini to keep it from swaying side to side from the weight of the solar panels.
 This idea we got from Ray at Rigworks while we were just talking about the rig. He suggested we attach some struts to the stern steps (he did not know they were steps). I told him so and said I would think something up. I do not know why I never thought of it as it is a great idea. I thought of all kinds of ways and even using the back stay.










 We cut a couple of 43 ¼ pieces and mounted them as you see. Neither strut will affect you sitting on on the rear seats. The one by the out board allows easy access to the out board and the removal of the lock. Neither one obstructs the view as the port one  will have a couple of friends with the wind generator struts.
 They work great at stabilizing the bimini. Ready to sail!






 With a couple rail straps by the winch are like for the davits and a couple small struts on the stern rail this will be complete. It is strong enough now to sail but no storms please till the other work is done J

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