Nitro 882 Posted May 20 Share Posted May 20 I'm having my boat recarpeted and am considering replacing the OEM seat pedestals/bases. The originals are comfy and fully functional but I'm fed up with having to use a pipe wrench to remove them when I want or need to. Yes, I have tried to grind them down to loosen the fit several times to no avail. I've tried not to over do it so they don't end up fitting sloppy in the base and uncomfortably rocking. I am looking at the kind that have the 3/4" post on the bottom that fits in the 3/4" base plate. I also want a tall (30") pedestal which is usually used with a "butt seat". I am 6'6" and 325lbs and a normal height pedestal is too short for my comfort so I mounted a fold down backrest seat on my stock front pedestal and it's perfect and very stable considering its height. I'm reaching out to you Big Boys out there for suggestions on a suitable pedestal/plate replacement that is stable and easily removeable. Also, if someone has found a fix for the "stuck" pedestals I currently have I'd be happy to keep them and save the money. I just have to make a decision now before the new carpet is installed. Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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