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peetmin posted 10-29-2003 10:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for peetmin   Send Email to peetmin  
I have a second project I will be taking on this off season. The pedestal seats on my 87 Revenge 22’ are due to be replaced. There has been recent dialogue in regard to the OEM post diameter no longer being the industry standard. Based on what I have read I have decided that I will replace both of the seats and pedestals.
I have looked closely at the Cetacia article Titled,” What Lies Beneath”. This is a great resource; however it does not capture the method BW used to secure the pedestals to the deck. I suspect there is either a metal plate beneath the deck or a thick structural member used to hold the seats in place.
Could someone who has experience with this task share what they found once the deck was opened up? Thank you, Pete
Tom W Clark posted 10-29-2003 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

#14 x 1.5" stainless steel sheet metal screws secure the pedestals to the 3/4" plywood backing at the core of the fuel tank cover.

whalersman posted 10-30-2003 12:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     

I am assuming that your pedestals are Ok and the seats themselves are cracking and/or aging...

Do the pedestal bases have the 8 bolt hole pattern??
If they do, and they are still in good shape, you could make an aluminum bushing to accept the newer style 2 7/8" swivels and seats...

Why take out your 8 bolt hole pedestals and drill 12 more holes in your floor???? This would leave you 16 extra holes in the floor to fill unless you are lucky enough to use at least 2 of the old holes for securing your new 6 bolt hole pedestals....

If your pedestals are OK..... Try making a bushing.... I have an idea that should work.... If you are interested, just let me know...

I also have extra 8 hole pedestals if your pedestals are bad....


peetmin posted 10-30-2003 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
Joe- thanks for your reply to my situation. I currently have two solid posts and two original seats. The bracket on the captain’s chair got to the point that I was not able to adjust it anymore as the aluminum knobs used to hold the swivel as well as the front and back slide were beyond repair. I replaced the OEM bracket with a nice Garelick bracket. At that time I made a bushing using PVC pipe with marginal results.
I like your idea of the metal bushing and would be interested in seeing or hearing more about your idea.

Tom-Thanks for your reply also. I have never lifted that section of deck and had no idea what I would find.

Regards, Peetmin

whalersman posted 10-30-2003 05:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     

I just sent you an email...


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