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Velcro Attachment
19-OCT-2012

Velcro Attachment



Richard of Hallett Sails decided that dual Velcro, both top and bottom, with a lapel was the best method to attach the panel to the bimini. Suffice it to say it is a very, very robust attachment.

The owner of this boat, an avid offshore voyager, has been caught in off shore storms before and wanted a solar option that allowed the easy removal of the panel. He also did not want a panel with a bulky, sharp aluminum frame to try and stow below in rough seas or for storm prep.


This Solbian CP-125 panel will easily stow below a berth cushion and not even be noticeable. He also did not want to re-invent his bimini frame which was simply not strong enough to support the weight of a rigid panel.


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Travis Gill 28-Apr-2014 10:43
I had the the velcro with sticky glue on the panels but had an issue with the velcro coming off due to the sunlight baking the glue. Did you have a similar problem or did you have the velcro sewed onto the panel?
Bruce Hannah 22-Sep-2013 13:22
Is the velcro sown into the bimini or glued on?

I just bought the Solbian panel and thinking of using grommets and twist buckles?