Driver Position Safe Adjustable Height Boat Seat Pedestals & Hardware

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    Anodized, rigid keyed aluminum post with a locking Trac-Lock swivel which is compatible with any of the Trac-Lock slides. 9" Anodized base. 5- …
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    Garelick 3.5" Gas Rise Commander Seat Hardware System
      Features:Smooth precision operationHand built from CNC Machined Billet Aluminum.Stainless steel slide rails have own lubrication systemSwivels 360& …
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      Garelick Adjustable Pedestal System
        Features:Touch activated lever, gas riseOne inch increments to choose from.Precision fit, no wobble 2 7/8" dia. pedestal base with Millenium Slide …
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        Garelick Adjustable Height Seat Bases - Smooth Finish
          Features:Seat raises or lowers, locks at desired height4 prong spider swivels 360° and locksAvailable anodized finish which helps prevent …
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          Garelick Blue Water Adjustable Height Positive Pin Type Lock Pedestal - Smooth Series
            Features:Pin secures base at specific height in 1" incrementsStainless steel lock pin locates securing hole easilyAnodized protective finish helps …
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            Wise Adjustable Height Locking Boat Seat Pedestal with Fore & Aft Slide
               Adjusts from 12 to 18 inches. Matched with WD374 fore and aft Slide. Smooth polished aluminum 2 7/8” tubing. 9” diameter base. 3 …
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              Wise Adjustable Height Locking Pedestal with Seat Mount
                Allows fore and aft movement of seat to find the right comfort position while driving or riding. Comes with WP94 Seat Mount. Anodized aluminum …
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                Swivl-Eze LakeSport 2-3/8 Series Seat Pedestals
                  The Swivl-Eze Difference These sturdy 2-3/8" diameter bell pedestals have all the strength and durability you need for years of family and fishing …
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                  Attwood Adjustable Power Pedestals
                    2-3/8" Diameter. Satin aluminum finish. Easy lever activated adjustment Fits all 2 3/8" bases and swivels. Locking pin preventing anti-rotation Rated …
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                    Springfield Mainstay 2-3/8 Air-Powered Adjustable Boat Seat Pedestals
                      Package Includes 2-3/8″ Post With 9″ Round Base, Anodized Finish Air-Powered Height Adjustment From 14″ To 20″ Includes Non- …
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                      Garelick Adjustable Height Standard Friction Lock Pedestal - Ribbed Series
                        Features:Seat raises or lowers, locks at desired height2 7/8" (7cm) diameter stanchion tube, 9" (23cm) diameter base plateAnodized protective finish …
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                        Garelick Commander II 4.0 Series Seat Pedestals
                          Features:UPSCALE QUALITY, PREMIUM MATERIALS: Only the best materials are used in the Commander Seat Hardware System! With oversized anodized aluminum …
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                          Garelick Adjustable Height Standard Friction Lock Pedestal - Smooth Series
                            Features:Seat raises or lowers, locks at desired height2 7/8" (7cm) diameter stanchion tube, 9" (23cm) diameter base plateAnodized protective finish …
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                            Garelick Blue Water Adjustable Height - Positive Pin Type Lock Ribbed Series
                              Features:Pin secures base at specific height in 1" incrementsStainless steel lock pin locates securing hole easilyPositive lock spider, rotates 360& …
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                              Swivl-Eze SeaSport 2-7/8 Adjustable Height Bell Pedestals
                                Built to Handle the Big Water Heavy-duty 2-7/8" posts and 9" diameter machined bases are engineered for strength and safety in harsh offshore …
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                                Boating Know How

                                Boat Seat Pedestal Safety

                                When you are looking at replacement boat seat pedestals you will often see “Class AD” or “Type B” used to describe the seat hardware. What exactly do these classifications mean? ... read more ABYC Boat Seat Pedestal Standards
                                Beginning in 1996 the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) recommended seat hardware safety codes. These ABYC standards help boaters select safe seat pedestals for different applications around their boat.

                                There are three boat seat pedestal classifications: Class AD (sometimes called AO), Class AP (sometimes called AN), and Class B. A designation of Class A designation (AD and AP) means it can be used while the boat is underway at any speed. Class B hardware should only be used on seats occupied while the boat is moving at 5 mph or less.

                                Class AD hardware is designed to be used at a boat helm/driver position. To achieve this class it must meet the most stringent requirements as described below:
                                • Must have positive locking swivels which withstand 150 ft. lbs. of torque
                                • All seats interchangeable with the operator's seat must meet the requirements of this section
                                • A seat designed for occupancy while the vessel is underway at any speed
                                • Employ a locking mechanism for each plane or axis of movement
                                • Seats with fore/aft adjustment must sustain static load of 300 lbs. for 3minutes, in mid position
                                • Seats with a vertical adjustment feature shall have a positive locking mechanism
                                • Sustain 10 impacts of 225 lbs.
                                Boat Seat Pedestal
                                Class AP pedestals are designed to be used while the boat is underway, but not in the driver position. This seat hardware for passenger boat seats must meet the following requirements:
                                • Swivel locking mechanism must sustain torque of 30 ft. lbs.
                                • A seat designed for occupancy while the vessel is underway at any speed
                                • Employ a locking mechanism for each plane or axis of movement
                                • Seats with fore/aft adjustment must sustain static load of 300 lbs. for 3 minutes, in mid position
                                • Seats with a vertical adjustment feature shall have a positive locking mechanism
                                • Sustain 10 impacts of 225 lbs.
                                Fishing Seat Pedestal
                                Class B seat hardware has the fewest requirements. This hardware is typically used on fishing seats and other seats that are not used while underway. It must only meet the following two requirements:
                                • A seat designed for occupancy only at boat speeds not exceeding five miles per hour
                                • Sustain dynamic loads at 1/2 the velocity required for Type A seats
                                Boat seat pedestals from quality manufacturers will meet or exceed the ABYC standards for strength and safety. Grouping seat pedestals into the ABYC categories helps to keep boaters safe and also assist in narrowing the selection of boat seat hardware.
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                                Boat Seat Pedestals

                                Boat Style Seat Pedestal Guide

                                Guide to identifying the styles of boat seats and pedestals. ... read more
                                Typical Pedestals & Seat Mount Brackets
                                Seat Swivel Seat Swivels - available as both non-locking and locking.
                                Jon Boat Clamp Jon Boat Clamps
                                Quick Disconnects Quick Disconnect Brackets
                                Removable Pedestals Removable Pedestals - Either Pin or Post type pedestals, if you can remove the pedestal from the floor base plate then these are used for all types of fishing boats. They can either be fixed or adjustable height. Pro Seats always have a 22" pedestal height or greater.
                                Economy Seat Pedestals Black Steel Pedestals - These are inexpensive permanent mount seat pedestals.
                                Permanent Pedestals Permanent Mount Pedestals - Either as fixed height or adjustable, these pedestals have a permanent mounting to the boat floor. The seat can be removed, but not the pedestal itself. They may also include a seat slide.

                                Boat Styles

                                Basic Fishing Boat - Usually 2-4 boat seats depending on the layout of the boat

                                • Non-Locking & Locking Seat Swivels used on all folding boat seats
                                • Jon Boat Clamps typically used on these boats
                                • Quick Disconnect Brackets typically used on these boats
                                • Removable Pedestals typically used on these boats
                                • Black Steel Pedestals typically ONLY used on these boats
                                • Permanent Pedestals sometimes used on these boats

                                Typical Bass Boat - Driver, buddy & passenger seats as well as front & rear casting deck seats

                                • Removable Pedestals typically used on these boats for the front & rear casting deck seats

                                Typical Walleye Boat - 2-4 seats in the cockpit and may also have front casting deck seats

                                • Removable Pedestals typically used on these boats for the front & rear casting deck seats, and sometimes for the driver & passenger seats
                                • Permanent Pedestals used for the cockpit driver & passenger seats

                                Typical Fish N Ski Boat - Can contains driver & passenger seats (bucket seats), front casting seats, 2 rear folding fishing seats, rear casting deck seat and center bench seat

                                • Removable Pedestals typically used on these boats for the front & rear casting deck seats
                                • Permanent Pedestals used for the driver & passenger seats

                                Typical Runabout or Ski Boat - Contains driver & passenger seats. Newer boats have bucket seats. Older boats have lounge seats. Usually has 2 jump seats or a bench seat in the rear

                                • Permanent Pedestals used for the driver & passenger seats

                                Pontoon Boat - Has a driver bucket seat and may have other bucket seats, or fishing seats in the front and back

                                • Removable Pedestals used only with front and rear fishing seats
                                • Permanent Pedestals used for the driver seat and bucket seats in the front

                                Saltwater Boat - Driver seat can be a bucket seat, or a swingback seat, or a helm chair

                                • Locking Seat Swivels can be used on helm chairs
                                • Permanent Pedestals are used when the driver and passenger seats are bucket or helm chairs

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                                How to identify my boat seat pedestal

                                Seat Pedestal Identification

                                There are four large manufacturers of boat seat pedestals: Garelick, Springfield, Swivl-Eze and Wise. All of these aftermarket manufacturers also supply OEM hardware to boat builders.< ... read more

                                Pedestal components from different manufacturers have different tolerances and should not be mixed as it typically voids any warranties. For example, if you have a Swivel-Eze post you should only use a Swivel-Eze seat mount.

                                Pedestal Size Springfield Swivl-Eze Garelick Wise Notes
                                3/4" Pin KingPin - Standard Standard Pin Base

                                KingPin - Threaded Threaded Pin Base
                                Lock'N-Pin - Standard

                                Lock'N-Pin - Threaded
                                King Pin - Standard This is the only size where some manufacturers say brands can be mixed. 3/4" pedestal bases and posts can be either standard or threaded. Threaded bases have a deeper cup under the plate that houses the female threads. The standard, non-threaded base is shorter and only holds the bushing.
                                1.77" Spring-Lock has a stainless steel post with mechanical lock on the bottom of post that locks into the base. Used mostly on Ranger Bass Boats and other premium brand bass boats.

                                Clip-Lock has an aluminum post with a bushing on the bottom that expands inside the base for the unintentional detachment.

                                Spring & Clip-Lock parts interchange. Snap-Lock Base
                                Snap-Lock Series features a larger locking clip with a metal insert that allows the posts to lock into bases for added safety. Just press the button to release. Snap-Lock Base
                                2" & 2-3/8" Taper-Lock, ideal for fishing boats, has been widely used by many top-name boat builders for years. Taper-Lock Base Wedge 2" & 2-3/8" bushing locks in with a tight, solid fit. Wedge Base Bases between brands often appear identical. However, slight tolerance variations may produce an improper fit if brands are interchanged. The brand of the base can often be found stamped underneath. Pedestal Base Brands
                                2-3/8" Thread-Lock Series offers a great retrofit to any boat where a seat is needed and you don't want to go below deck. Low profile base with steady support. Thread-Lock Base

                                Plug-In Series is Springfield's most common system for aluminum pontoon boats. Plug-In Base

                                Permanent Pedestals such as the Clipper & Explorer.
                                Lakesport Series is available as both a removable and a permanent pedestal.

                                238 Series is available as both a removable and a permanent pedestal.

                                Bases are interchangeable between these two series. Lakesport Base
                                Permanent Pedestals This size is typically used for freshwater boats.

                                Permanent Pedestals are most often sold as a complete package (base, post & seat mount) If replacing just the seat mount, it should be the same brand as the rest of the pedestal.
                                2-7/8" Permanent Pedestals such as the Mainstay.

                                Plug-In Series is occasionally found in this size.
                                Seasport Series is a permanent bell pedestal. Permanent Pedestals Permanent Pedestals This size is typically used for saltwater boats.
                                3-1/2" Permanent Pedestals
                                4" Permanent Pedestals

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                                Pedestals And Hardware For a Boat Seat

                                Your boat seat starts on the deck. Practically every boat has one or more seats on it that require a mounting pedestal: fold down seats, pro seats, bucket seats, helm seats.

                                Seat pedestals are made up of a base, post and seat mount. Swivels, slides, and additional hardware can be added depending on the features you want. There are several styles and sizes of boat seat pedestals to keep you comfortable and safe while boating.

                                Seat pedestals have an ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) rating to help you determine which pedestals are safe for various positions on your boat. Type B rated boat seats are designed for low speeds under 5mph. These are perfect for fishing seats. Type A rated seat pedestals are designed to be used at any speed. Type A pedestals are split into driver and passenger position groups. Seat pedestals with this rating are great for bucket and helm seats.


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