For active boaters, having a bimini top has been a double-edged sword. Passengers appreciate the protection from a day’s rays, yet the hardware required to mount the top can be a menace to bare feet or fishing lines.
For these reasons, Acorn Marine, innovator of flush-mounted marine hardware, has developed the Universal Hinge for bimini tops. It retracts into the deck leaving a level, flush-mounted surface when it is not in use. This makes the hinge ideal for use on flats, boats or nearly any other type of craft where passengers are active on deck.

Constructed of 316 marine-grade stainless steel, the Universal Hinge has an insert that folds up and down and pivots from side to side to easily accommodate a variety of bimini top frames.

Installing a top with this new hardware is simple. Just pull the insert of the Universal Hinge into the “up” position and snap in the top. 

The 4 x 1d" Universal Hinge mounts with two screws and requires a rectangular cutout measuring f" deep x f" wide x 2d" long for installation.

Suggested retail price for the Universal Hinge is $25. From Acorn Marine, Inc., 13665 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762. Phone: 727-572-9202.