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bimini repair

the lower end of our bimini is rusted out at two points of attachment on the deck. The PO made the repair with a stainless steel coupling that has two set screws into the 7/8" diamater tubing. I have searched the web, defender, west marine and called Jamestown Distributers looking for a similar coupling. Any thoughts on where I might find a coupling that would join two pieces of 7/8" O.D. tubing?

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stainless rusted out?i would cut a short piece of 1" tubing and just tap my own holes
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Good thought, I will likely try something like you mentioned. Thanks.
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Can you post a photo of the damaged piece. BTW, you're talking about the BIMINI FRAME. The bimini itself is canvas and not likely to need much other than sewing or patching.
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Good point...I am trying to repair the frame. I will try to remember the photo next time at the boat
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