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#11761431 - 08/06/16 07:06 AM Pedestal Seats stuck
TxRanger1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 204
Loc: Humble,Tx
I have to get a pair of channel locks and rags to twist the pole and get someone to pull up on the seats to get them out. As soon as I put them back, the same thing getting them out. They are the original posts and I even purchased a new one to see if that would help. I was thinking of cutting the plastic insert out of the base but I think it would wobble then. Any suggestions on how to fix this. The posts are the kind that are not reduced on the insert and have the little lock down on the bottom. The lockdown isnt the problem, I can push the button and release it, just cant get the post pulled up and out and have to use channel locks to even turn the pedestal. It is on both the front and rear seats too.

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#11761444 - 08/06/16 07:28 AM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
Dayne Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2872
I had that kind in my old Champion. The only way I could solve it was have them taken out and new bases glassed in. Those poly holders seem to change over time. Even cleaning them up and using silicone spray only helps for a little while.

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#11763080 - 08/07/16 10:49 AM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1996
Loc: Arlington
I'd get a round file and see if I could file enough away to make them work better, if that didn't work, I'd knock them out and see how they are. If you have a rattle then replace. I had similar problem but mine were built on the pedestal and once you put it in the hole, it was a fight to get it out. I finally knocked it off and the problem was solved and the hole was tight enough that I didn't have any rattling problems.

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#11763190 - 08/07/16 12:10 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 4766
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Id try polishing before filing. A dowel that is a loose fit wrapped with 220 grit. Go easy.
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#11763663 - 08/07/16 04:43 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
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I keep these on my boat as my pedestals also can be stubborn to get out.




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#11764300 - 08/07/16 10:38 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1858
Loc: Beckville, TX
To have a look at the other side of the issue from personal experience....it's better that they're a little too tight then to have to pick your brand new pedestal seat out of the middle of the highway.

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#11765584 - 08/08/16 03:18 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
Dude Lebowski Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 455
Loc: Spring, TX
I used a cylinder hone on a drill motor and polished the inside of the receivers evenly. Worked like a champ!
thumb Just don't take off too much material or the pedestals will wobble.
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#11776359 - 08/14/16 12:14 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
Hog Jaw Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: The Great State of Texas
No problem with mine ...... Do not use back seat or frt. seat .

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#11776375 - 08/14/16 12:29 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: Dude Lebowski]
nitro_898 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: Dude Lebowski
I used a cylinder hone on a drill motor and polished the inside of the receivers evenly. Worked like a champ!
thumb Just don't take off too much material or the pedestals will wobble.


My seats would stick when the boat was new. I think the pole expands in the heat. I put a wire brush on a drill and gently removed a small amount of material from the inside of the plastic bushing. As noted above, take it slow and just take a little at a time.

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#11779206 - 08/15/16 09:31 PM Re: Pedestal Seats stuck [Re: TxRanger1]
JWBJR Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 150
Loc: Argyle,TX
I found the brass inserts on line....removed the plastic and put in the brass. Solves the problem

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