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Old 02-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Can't remove Swivl-Eze seat pedestals

Does anyone have a solution for stuck Swivl-Eze Snap-Lock seat pedestals. I want to remove the rear seats for crab fishing. I've tried penetrating oil with a pipe wrench but they are frozen. Any ideas? All ideas will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Save yourself the frustration and unscrew the base from the deck. Then take the pedestal and base and throw them in the trash. 3/4" pin bases and pedestals are about $30. If you want to mess with the old ones, you can ussually pound out the pedestal from the bottom. Heat it up first with a torch and support the predestal in a vise or on blocks. Has to be on of the worst products they ever made.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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i subscribe to the bigger hammer theory. I bought a boat a while back that they were stuck in also. I used some brake fluid (great lubrication) and let it soak in for a few minutes, then took a deadblow hammer and started working my way around the post loosening it up and rocking it out.
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