• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
bonefish

Pedestal stuck in Base

Recommended Posts

I purchased a boat with Springfield pedestals - the kind with the Tab/lever you push towards the post to lift out the seat. One of the seats won't budge. I've wiggled a screwdriver in for leverage, but still cant get it to lift out. Anyone have suggestions? Although I've been tempted to bring out some serious tools, it's an air ride post, so I don't want to get too rough with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the past I have removed all the screws, pulled the base, pedestal and all, and worked it from the bottom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have gotten mine out with a big screwdriver. Just get it under the tab and pry it up. I should just pop out. Whatever you do don't lube the base. The best way to keep them from sticking is just to make sure they are clean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only problems I've had with sticking have been from two things - dirt/grit, or water, between the pedestal and the base.

If you can rotate the pedestal in the base --- not lift, just spin it, it should break free. Doesn't sound like you can do it with the style you have though?

With pedestals I couldn't rotate, I've pounded away on them (gently at first, then harder) with a rubber-coated anchor or a rubber mallet --- just knocking them side to side in 1 or more directions until they broke free.

I agree with mnfishingguy, don't lube the pedestals or bases with grease. I have wiped them down with WD40 however to try to keep the water out of there. Good luck getting it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just slap them from side to side with you're palms untill it frees up. I just had a real tough one and decided to pull them all and spray them down with silicone spray. So far they are coming out easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best way, I have found to free it (mentioned above) is to depress the clip, then while depressing, twist the pedestal so the clip can't go back in its hole. Now you have time to regroup and pull it up with more strength rather than hold the clip and pull.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read in a outdoors magazine a few days ago that rubbing your pedestals with wax paper will make them slide in and out a lot easier...I'll have to give that a try and see if it works...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My front pedestal seat on my new older boat was stuck, and I spun it a bit to get it to loosen up.Some sand/dirt had gotten down in the shaft, so I had to wipe it clean to keep it from getting stuck again.PerchJerker is right on with his suggestions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Sounds like you guys gave her heck up there to find them. I'd be praying thanks, too if I got that one on! ☺️
    • Quick recap:   Weather was too darn “nice”!  Upper 80’s - 90’s; no wind to speak of; mostly sunny. Water temps were anywhere from 64 - 71 depending on location and day.   We looked the lake over from end to end, marking up our map and returning to some places where we saw fish either later the same day or a couple days later.  We could literally see the transition from spawn to post spawn happening during our stay.  Being new to both muskie fishing and that lake, we spent time in dead water as much as good water but feel like we got a pretty good handle on how to go about setting up a more efficient return visit.  It was a lot work and long hours but I’d go back this weekend if I could so I must’ve enjoyed it.   A few pics as hoped for:
    • big dave 2 and leech, darn good lookin meals!!!!  Dave have a good weekend!!!!
    • Ok Dave have a good weekend. Hope you get over the whole butt hurt Leech deal! Not sure where you got that I don't like folks smoking or grilling things?  I know I do enough. Have fun! 🙂  
    • Heavy rains across northwestern Wisconsin last weekend and early this week have flooded some roads and caused washouts on some highways, roads, state parks, forests and trails. According to the National Weather Service the area has received 7 to 12 inches of rain from Friday through Monday.Several park system property or portions of properties are closed due flooding. Amnicon Falls State Park, closed temporarily but has reopened, though some roads, trails and observation areas remain closed. Pattison State Park is open for camping only; all trails, observation areas, picnic and day-use areas are closed. There are washouts on the dam that forms Interfalls Lake and Highway 35 over the dam is closed. A campground and horse trail are closed at Governor Knowles State Forest and the day use areas along the river at Interstate Park are underwater.Water was roaring over Little Manitou Falls at Pattison State Park.Photo credit: Gervase ThompsonAll rivers in the region are running extremely high. The falls at both Amnicon and Pattison are roaring, but road closures mean observing the falls now is challenging. The Bois Brule and Flambeau rivers are high enough that some canoe launches and campsites are underwater. The water is making its way downstream and the Lower Wisconsin River is running very high with all sandbars submerged and canoeing and kayaking not recommended. The river is expected to crest Muscoda this weekend at 40,000 cubic feet per second. .
    • I'm still going to smoke this fatty while camping this weekend whether Leech likes it or not.....😋       See you fellers on Monday........
    • Rick didn't like all the "My Grills bigger and better then yours" posts!  😅
    • We switched to a new server. Had a glitch in our dB that lost a couple days of posts.
    • I ripped a hole in one of my favorite pairs of fishing shorts just need a decent sized patch to cover her up
    • I am not sure what happened either but we lost all of the posts last couple days not just this thread. And it looks like the same thing happened over on FM site as well. I know the site was down last night while I tried look at it.