Hinges and folding struts

Yes you can fold stainless steel tubing

Better access. Better stowage. Just better.

Technical diagram of Gemlock strut mechanism

We’ve re-engineered the link in our stainless steel hinges for a tighter, smoother action.

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Buy them individually or as part of our assembled folding struts.

Gemini Marine Product’s patented hinge and folding strut assembly bring simplicity and elegance to your boat.

Use them to:

  • Make spreader bars on biminis that eliminate tensioning straps for a cleaner look and better cockpit access.
  • Install grab rails and pusher bars on dodgers that fold quickly for easy storage.
  • Make folding tables and T-tops, openings in life line rails and stowable jumper seats.

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Assembled struts

Ready-to-install assembled struts are available in 7/8” and 1” tubing using 316 marine grade stainless steel throughout. Both sizes come in 3′ or 6′ lengths – simply cut to your required length and install.

Gemini Marine Product's patented Gemlock folding struts image

GemLock struts lock in position with a sleeve that slides over the hinged joint and is secured in position with a spring ball on either end. Our struts only fold when you want them to fold, making the entire length of a strut a great grab bar.

Why you need our folding struts

(Hint: So you can do things with your boat you can’t do any other way)

For a step-by-step guide to measuring, cutting and installing a DIY drop-top dodger, see the Sailrite video series on YouTube here


Individual hinges are available in a variety of sizes to meet different needs. Please consult our product specifications for details.

Gemini Marine Product's patented hinges

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What the’re saying

Good Gear says our hardware gives your boat “a certain elegant attraction“.