How can I repair a bent bimini top tube component - hit garage while backing in.

by wayne stoia
(seneca, sc)

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I have a real nice aluminum tubed bimini top on a 2005 Bryant 219 Bowrider. I had the top up in the collapsed position and hit the garage backing in. Now I have one side with bent pole, other than that all is well. It appears I could either try to bend it back with a tube bender, but I am not too optimistic that will work, or cut out the bad section, and splice a new tube to it and use the same old fittings. I cannot seem to find a way to splice anywhere then saw your Locking Rail Hinge and wanted to know if you thought that might hurt ... I have two good pictures of the good side vs the bad side (Top off the boat in folded away position). I have also written to the boat manufacturer to see what a new top costs, but I doubt they have any stock for a 2005 unless they use a fabricator that has prior patterns/diagrams.

Best Regards,
Wayne Stoia

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