We offer ready-to-assemble kits for commercially available solar panels and for our CMP high performance marine solar panels. We also offer a complete kit that includes everything you need to install solar on your boat; solar panel, mounting kit, charge controller and wire.
Our adjustable pole mounted solar tracking systems are easily customized to accommodate most solar panels and most boat stern rail configurations. Contact us for a quote to customize a system to your specific requirements or purchase a kit and do it yourself.
A note about our high performance solar panels:
Our experience indicates that adjusting a 140 watt panel 3-4 times a day will achieve power generation of up to 65+ amp-hours on a clear day. A 180 watt panel can produce 85+ amp-hours on a sunny day. Approximately 30% more than a panel generates when mounted statically.
- Determine your power requirements and select the solar panel that best meets your needs. (See our Blog and our Power Consumption Worksheet for ideas on how to accomplish this.)
- Select the panel mounting kit for your solar panel.
- Select the pole system that best fits your boat.
- Select a solar panel controller.
- Electrical Components to obtain your appropriate wire.
- Assemble and install your system.
Our experienced staff will help guide you through this process. Call or email us.
Top-of-pole Marine Solar Panel Mounting Kits
Top-of-pole mounting systems can be purchased as a standard kit for specific panels or custom fabricated in our shop to fit your specific solar panel. We offer two pole mounting kits to effectively accommodate both large and small solar panels. Each kit includes all the materials needed to mount your solar panel.
The top-of-pole solar panel mount is designed to set atop our 1.5 inch OD stainless steel rotating pole. The standard pole height is 66 inches. A custom pole height can be specified at the time of order.
The pole is attached to the stern rail(s) using our brackets. No drilling or machining is required. Brackets clamp onto the stern rail and attach to adjustable sleeves that hold the pole and allow it to rotate. The sleeves can be set to any of three distances from the stern rail for proper alignment. The center to center pole to stern rail distances are 1 1/4" (pole sleeve against the stern rail), 2" and 3". Custom extension links are available for greater distances. We offer several pole base designs to accommodate various boat configurations. Our ball and socket design is standard and our most popular.
Purchase our complete top-of-pole mounting system and save.
Each kit includes the following:
1 Solar panel tilt mechanism assembly
2 Beams to attach the tilt mechanism to the solar panel
1 Set of fasteners
1 Solar panel pole - 66 inches high, 1.50 inches in diameter (stainless steel)
2 Stern rail mounting brackets and pole sleeves (stainless steel, for 7/8", 1" or 1 1/4" rails). Specify at time of order.
1 Pole base deck mount ball and socket pole base.
CMP10100 Panel Mount and Pole - Standard
This panel mounting kit is designed for a solar panel under 27 inches wide including the CMPower 140 watt panel.
The kit includes a 66 inch long 1.5 inch OD stainless steel pole, all pole mounting hardware, the panel tilt mechanism and all panel mounting hardware.
CMP10200 Panel Mount and Pole - Heavy Duty
This panel mounting kit is designed for a panel under 36 inches wide including the CMPower 175 watt panel.
The kit includes a 66 inch long 1.5 inch OD stainless steel pole, all pole mounting hardware, the heavy duty panel tilt mechanism and all panel mounting hardware.
The Tilt Solar Panel Mounting Kit and the Pole Mounting Kit can be purchased separately.
- 1) Solar panel pole - 66" high, 1-1/2" diameter (stainless steel)
- 2) Stern rail mounting brackets and pole sleeves (stainless steel, for 7/8", 1" or 1-1/4" rails)
- 1) Ball and socket pole base deck mount
- Assembly Instructions
Solar Panel and Lift Crane Pole Mounting System
Optional Lifting Crane
The lifting crane kit includes the following:
1 Crane arm assembly - 18 inches in length
1 4:1 block and tackle
1 50 feet of line
Mounting Hardware - Split Side Mounts
Split style mounts can be mounted anywhere on a frame — in the middle of a corner bend or even in the roof section. This creates a greater range of applications, including the use of split side mounts for installing solar panels on dodger and bimini tops.
In addition to mounting solar panels, the Split Side Mounts can be used for many applications including fixed grab rails, folding grab rails on dodgers and tensioning bars on biminis and dodgers.
For more information and to purchase go to geminicanvas.com.