Because my Tiki26 has been standing out in the rain for all these years, the main beam is rotten for about 1/3 of its length. Because of time constraints I have an idea of using a 8" (200mm) tube to replace it. I intend to weld a table and various lugs on to the tube for setting the mast etc. I would appreciate any comments, advice and photos etc. I am brand new to this forum, so hello all.