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Old 07-23-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Lost a Bimini Pin

Slammed across some rollers and noticed the back upright bouncing against the gunwale. The darn pin had bounced out and into the drink!

I've googled this and can't find the same type of spring pin. My dealer is an hour away. Anywhere else I can find these things?
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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Just find a hardware store and put a screw/nut on it until you can find a replacement.
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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Just find a hardware store and put a screw/nut on it until you can find a replacement.
Did that today. Got one of those pins that have the loop that locks it in. I think I'll replace all of them with that style as there is no way they can fall out.
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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http://www.greatlakesboattop.com/
These guys will hook you up.. should be no more than a few dollars.

if not get in touch with www.xtremetowers.com - they might be able to hook you up if the above won't.

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Old 07-25-2006, 11:52 AM   #5
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U.S. Boats has a nice "Locking" pin. I replaced all the pins on my 2100SC with these. I also went for pins that are about a quarter inch longer than need be just to ensure that they are fully through the inverted "U". I still had problems with them backing through the white plastic until I took a steel washer heated it with a blow torch and dropped it over the pin and onto the white plastic. With a pair of plyers I pushed this steel washer into the plastic. Needless to say I took the assembly off the bimini to perform this process.

Now with the steel washer embedded into the plastic I do not have the problem of pins wiggling out. I stopped looking for a replacement for the white plastic part, but that's the real solution.


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