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Old 08-17-2020, 01:57 PM
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Does anyone know what this part is called? (part from seat pedestal). Any idea of where I can find a replacement or creative alternative? I cannot move my seat up or down without it. The manufacturer (Spingfield Group) says they have no parts I can acquire. Thanks in advance!


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It's called the twisty turny locky thingy on the pedestal tube whatcha.
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Can you remove the black turning piece?
looks like a simple fastener to hold the seat locked down once you loosen and set in place.
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Lever?Locking handle?

Any one know if a generic replacement can be obtained from somewhere or a creative idea how to disengage?

There is a small hole for a clever ring or something, so I guess worst case I can do that
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Can you remove the black turning piece?
looks like a simple fastener to hold the seat locked down once you loosen and set in place.
I can't turn it on either pedestal. I dont want to break anything.
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It certainly looks like a cam-style engage/release. If the manufacturer won't help you then it's going to tough to mouse out that fix. Someone that is really good with a Lewis Marine catalog might be able to help you.

My local West Marine had a few guys that were GREAT at finding odd parts. But they are no longer allowed to order from Lewis so we lost that resource.
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Has it ever moved?
looks like a hole in the end....
Hmmmmm....I'll do some homework and try to figure it out...always had lean post or sailboats not one like that...oh wait...actually I'll ask my buddy Steve...I think he has one...
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What happens if you turn the large outer knob?

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OK so I removed the seat, manually pulling on the post to lift it, I could pull out the lock, and adjust the pedestal/pole up and down. It wouldnt release with the seat / weight from the seat on it. So I guess worst case, I'll put a piece of string through it or a cotter ring. The challenge will be holding it while lifting the seat but I am sure I can figure it out. Thanks all!
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
It certainly looks like a cam-style engage/release. If the manufacturer won't help you then it's going to tough to mouse out that fix. Someone that is really good with a Lewis Marine catalog might be able to help you.

My local West Marine had a few guys that were GREAT at finding odd parts. But they are no longer allowed to order from Lewis so we lost that resource.
And if that's the case, do what any red blooded American would do. Fabricate one.
Doesn't look like a very large or complicated piece. I'm sure a little grinding, drilling, filing and sanding will get you there. If you have something to copy, all the better.
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Originally Posted by GetReel View Post
And if that's the case, do what any red blooded American would do.
I thought you were going to tell him to throw a brick through a Starbucks window......
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
OK so I removed the seat, manually pulling on the post to lift it, I could pull out the lock, and adjust the pedestal/pole up and down. It wouldnt release with the seat / weight from the seat on it. So I guess worst case, I'll put a piece of string through it or a cotter ring. The challenge will be holding it while lifting the seat but I am sure I can figure it out. Thanks all!

Stainless Keychain Split ring that you can fit a finger into to pull it out???
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Ditto on GetReel's suggestion of making a replacement part yourself.

That said , you might even be able to use the lever handle off a larger lever bottle stopper or scupper drain hole stopper ( though the handle would normally then be horizontal.)

Or just Google search " cam lever handle " . Grainger and others have heavy duty cam lever handles you can jury rig for that application . (Sorry, THT wouldn't post my reply with the lever links in it. )


If you apply Teflon grease to all the parts that interact to let that mechanism work, the new lever should require noticeably less effort to pull the release pin.
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Thanks all!!
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Just asked and showed Stephen...span nut adjuster.
He has similar set up.

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