Hinges and Folding Struts

Gemini’s patented hinge and strut assembly creates options and opportunities.  Eliminate tensioning straps, make folding spreader bars and support legs, frame breakdown and storage.

Folding Struts – Our patented Gemini Hinge and collapsible struts make a lot of things possible – folding spreader bars on biminis, folding grab rails on dodgers, Pusher Bars on dodgers, new means of frame breakdown for storage, quickly collapsible frame legs, fold down of T-Top frames (and other structures), openings in life line rails (popular on the bows of fishing boats to open the rail for the use of a trolling motor), collapsible legs on drop down dinette tables and jumper seats.

The strut is locked in position by a sleeve that closes over the joint and secured in position with a spring ball on either end. The strut cannot accidentally fold.  You’ll hardly notice the sleeve and the entire length of a strut can operate as a grab bar.  Hinge and tubing are all type 316 stainless.

Assembled struts available in 7/8” & 1” tubing with stainless hinge.  Both sizes come in 3 ft. or 6 ft. lengths.  Cut to finished length and install.

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