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This Collapsible Support Strut is made of marine grade 316 stainless steel and are 6 feet long when fully extended and have a diameter of 7/8-inch. Locking sleeves protect the hinges when under load, giving them full structural strength. The patented design allows struts to fold flat for minimum storage space.
Pre-fabricated folding struts are a combination of stainless hinges secured in stainless tubing using stainless roll-pins. An oversize sleeve member slides over the hinge area/joint and is locked in place using two spring ball end-stops. This creates a secure joint that cannot be accidentally dislodged and which is fully load bearing.
72-inch (6ft) Collapsible Support Struts are also available in 1-inch tubing with center hinges. 36-inch (3ft) Collapsible Support Struts are available in both 7/8-inch and 1-inch diameter. Sold Each.
Please Note: Sailrite recommends using 2 Eye Ends & 2 Side Mounts for proper installation (not included, sold separately).
|Hardware Material:||Metal, Stainless Steel (All Types), Stainless Steel Grade 316|
|Overall Length:||6 feet (72 inches)|
|Folded Length:||3 feet (36 inches)|
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