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    seat pedestal

    Who can tell me how to get it out of the boat? It won't budge. I know this was a topic of conversation before.
    2020 Vexus AVX 1880
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    #2
    Mine was really tough to get out the first few times.. I took a pipe wrench and a rag (to keep from scratching) to twist it while I pulled

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    #3
    Wiggling back and forth on front pedestal while lifting worked best for me early on. Twisting rear post seems to work best on it. Then I sprayed seat posts and receivers with silicone spray, and they are both much easier to remove now.
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    I got it out. The pipe wrench worked. It felt like there was "gunk" on the pedestal when I got it out? Carpet glue??? So I sanded down the hole a bit to clean it out. I like the silicon spray idea!
    2020 Vexus AVX 1880
    Evinrude E-Tec 135 HO
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    #5
    Champion had a similar issue. I used a strap wrench from Lowe's or Sears. I then used a 2" Dewalt flap sander to take a very small amount of material out of the base. If you get too aggressive, you'll end up with too loose a fit.