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The pins on my Bimini keep shaking out. Anyone been able to fix this problem?
 

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Thanks.. I guess I wasn’t very clear. I was talking about the hinge pins on the Bimini it self that allows it to be lowered and put in a garage. I’ve had them fall out completely under speed. I don’t really see a way you keep them in permanently.
 

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Thanks.. I guess I wasn’t very clear. I was talking about the hinge pins on the Bimini it self that allows it to be lowered and put in a garage. I’ve had them fall out completely under speed. I don’t really see a way you keep them in permanently.
Are you talking about the tower? There are no huge pins on a 195 Bimini, have a pic of what you are talking about?
 

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Thanks.. I guess I wasn’t very clear. I was talking about the hinge pins on the Bimini it self that allows it to be lowered and put in a garage. I’ve had them fall out completely under speed. I don’t really see a way you keep them in permanently.
Yes. The pin should have a little spring on the side opposite the post it is holding. These, right?

That spring pushes the pin back against the hinge so that the hinge cannot rattle up and come through the hole. If your pin and the hole is not lubricated, then the spring gets stuck in the compressed state and the hinge can flip up and release the connection.

So I used to use a little WD40 on mine (until I replaced them entirely with the better connector).
 

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Yes. The pin should have a little spring on the side opposite the post it is holding. These, right?

That spring pushes the pin back against the hinge so that the hinge cannot rattle up and come through the hole. If your pin and the hole is not lubricated, then the spring gets stuck in the compressed state and the hinge can flip up and release the connection.

So I used to use a little WD40 on mine (until I replaced them entirely with the better connector).
Huh I have never seen anything remotely like that on mine. Are they on the older models?
 

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Oh, sorry! Thought they were the same. Yes, these were what were holding all of the bimini connections on my boat (and they would pop out, just like you describe).
 

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Oh, sorry! Thought they were the same. Yes, these were what were holding all of the bimini connections on my boat (and they would pop out, just like you describe).
Oh I'm not the one that started the thread! I was just wondering, you are probably right in his case that is more than likely what he is talking about
 

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Oops. My bad... But his year is only 1 off of yours. So he may have what you had rather than these...
 
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