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  • seat post removal??

    How does the seat post in attached picture come off?

  • #2
    grab it and pull up. its a simple 3/4" peg in a plastic lined hole
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Scott Danforth View Post
      grab it and pull up. its a simple 3/4" peg in a plastic lined hole
      it wont budge at all.

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      • #4
        Have you tried turning it with channel locks or a pipe wrench?
        Maybe spray it with something?
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        • #5
          my guess its been in there for a while and is now corroded in place.
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          1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
          2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
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          • #6
            yes I have turned it with a pipe wrench and It barely turns and doesn't want to pull up. if you look at the picture real close you can see the teeth marks from the wrench, I will try to soak it with some kind of penetrating oil and see if that helps the process

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            • #7
              Boil some water in a large pot put it in long enough that it works free you may have to run them out to the garage and work them in a vice a little but it works. I fought three of mine during a complete interior rebuild tried lots of things boiling water and a little effort all three came apart and are fully functional

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              • #8
                It may be a screw-in post. If it turns but doesn't come out, continue turning. Lots of those were used in the day and probably still are.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Silvertip View Post
                  It may be a screw-in post. If it turns but doesn't come out, continue turning. Lots of those were used in the day and probably still are.
                  Yes, and if it's a screw in post then make sure you're turning it the right way!
                  1980 Sylvan Aluminum 18' Sportster I/O - Mercruiser 140, Honda 7.5 Kicker, Bennett M120 Tabs
                  1974 Glastron V-179, Mercruiser 140
                  1984 16.5ft. Alumarine Sealark side console with 82 Merc 50
                  Manitoba, Canada

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by marc c View Post

                    Yes, and if it's a screw in post then make sure you're turning it the right way!
                    does it not unscrew counter clock wise?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Silvertip View Post
                      It may be a screw-in post. If it turns but doesn't come out, continue turning. Lots of those were used in the day and probably still are.
                      I turned it with the wrench for a solid 15 minutes. if it even had fine threads I feel it should have came out...

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                      • #12
                        I have the same thing on the rear deck of my Tracker V16. That post has been stuck for at least 6 or 7 years now. I've tried every wrench, hammer, and penetrating fluid imaginable and it doesn't even budge. I couldn't have welded it that solid if I tried

                        If yours is turning you should be able to work it free I would think. Is there any access to the bottom of the post mount through the hatches?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BTL View Post
                          I have the same thing on the rear deck of my Tracker V16. That post has been stuck for at least 6 or 7 years now. I've tried every wrench, hammer, and penetrating fluid imaginable and it doesn't even budge. I couldn't have welded it that solid if I tried

                          If yours is turning you should be able to work it free I would think. Is there any access to the bottom of the post mount through the hatches?
                          it will spin but that is about it, and I have to tug pretty hard with a pipe wrench to get it to do that. I will check to see if there is something in the livewell

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                          • #14
                            The threaded stub in the bottom of the post may be spinning inside the post. Is there no name or manufacturer info on the post?

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Silvertip View Post
                              The threaded stub in the bottom of the post may be spinning inside the post. Is there no name or manufacturer info on the post?
                              nothing except the sticker in the picture in the first post. So how would I go about getting it out if its spinning.

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