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Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Thu 06, 2017 11:33 pm

Can anybody help identify the make/model of the helm seat base on a 2007 Marlin? The seat is made by pompanette but they indicate that the base is not theirs. Over the years it has become loose and squeaky, most likely because the plastic sleeve insert is shot.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby Angler Management » Jul Fri 07, 2017 5:45 pm

I cannot help with the identification, but I solved my squeak issue with a combination of olive oil and graphite. Messy for a week or so but cleans up easily. If you can't find what you're looking for this will stop the squeak. Non-petroleum is the answer.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby No Bail » Jul Sun 09, 2017 6:28 am

I'll look for my emails, I had to replace the stand but had some info on who to ask , I'll look for the email address.

On mine I was told there was no plastic insert, it was an older design.

Randy

Here is the email string, I hope it helps.

Your style of slide assembly does not take a bushing since the complete spider is made of a fiberglass injected plastic.
We have not made this style in over 10 years.
Scott
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On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:07 PM, Randy Kane <meanwhilecharters@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks, I found a replacement online.

Can you give me a part number for the plastic bushing I think goes in the seat receiver for a smooth turning?

Randy Kane
http://www.facebook.com/meanwhilecharters


On Aug 24, 2016 10:19 AM, "P Pompanette" <pompanette@pompanette.com> wrote:
It looks like a adjustable pedestal. that is what the knob is on the bottom, you losen it and you can adjust the height "I Think"
Scott

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Randy Kane <meanwhilecharters@gmail.com> wrote:
Scott, do you think this is a fixed height or can I change the height? Who knew?

On my way to the boat now.

Randy Kane
http://www.facebook.com/meanwhilecharters


On Aug 24, 2016 10:04 AM, "P Pompanette" <pompanette@pompanette.com> wrote:
Hello Randy,
This is our chair but not our pedestal. This I thing the lock handle reads "Ezzt in.
I have attached you a link to there web site.
If you want to replace there complete pedestal with on of ours it would have to be a
fixed height and you would have to drill new holes to mount it.
Good Luck
Scott

http://www.garelick.com/

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 7:47 AM, Randy Kane <meanwhilecharters@gmail.com> wrote:
I have a 2007 Grady White Marlin. The helm pedestal is broken at the base and wobbles severely. I've attached a photo of the base and pedestal.

I highlighted a missing rivet, and the area that is moving, turning. I think I need the plastic bushing for the spider too.

Please source me a replacement asap. I run Charters and don't want to stand up all day this Saturday.

Randy Kane
Meanwhile Charters LLC
www.meanwhilecharters.com
503-410-0289
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby DennisG01 » Jul Sun 09, 2017 12:46 pm

On the adjustable height black knob... there's something printed there. I can't tell from the picture, but I'm sure you can in person. What does it say? It almost looks like it's Garelick hardware, in which case the handle might say "Eez-In".

Or, contact Grady - I'm sure they can tell you.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby MA208 » Jul Sun 09, 2017 6:29 pm

I have the same pedestal and post on my 2005 Marlin, different base. There seems to be some play where the post meets the pedestal. Normal, or is there a bushing that should be in there?
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Sun 09, 2017 7:36 pm

Garelick is the manufacturer. Thanks for the assistance in that. Looks like there is an internal bushing made of delrin that is replaceable for $14. I think I am going to go with a fixed height base though instead. I have to have mine raised to see over the dash anyways and the raised position is why it's loose. Garelick sells a fixed base of 12" or 15" that looks to have same mounting base and holes. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby MA208 » Jul Sun 09, 2017 8:37 pm

Do you have a link or part number for the internal Delrin bushing? That may be my problem.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Mon 10, 2017 7:43 pm

https://www.wholesalemarine.com/garelic ... ibbed.html

That's the link. Look at the installation instructions and see if that's what you need. I'm not sure that is the correct part, but I ordered one along with a 12" fixed base to try them out.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Sat 15, 2017 12:47 am

I installed the new base today and it came out perfect. Here are a few photos:
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Sat 15, 2017 12:53 am

This shows the old one removed.

The sleeve I ordered would not have fixed it. Was the wrong one, but the base was a perfect fit for the existing holes.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Sat 15, 2017 12:55 am

This is the new 12" base before installation.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Sat 15, 2017 12:56 am

It raised the helm seat even higher than the fully extended old style and it is rock solid. Very pleased with it.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby MA208 » Jul Mon 17, 2017 12:16 pm

Looks great. Any issues getting the old one off? I assume there's nuts on the screws or a backing plate? Fixed seems the way to go as adjustable will become loose over time it seems.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby ifish » Jul Mon 17, 2017 3:18 pm

It was pretty straightforward. Removed the 3 drawers under the helm seat and then the housing for the drawers. That allowed for easy access to the underside of the base. There is 1 washer and a locking nut for each of the 6 screws. A large philips screwdriver and a deep socket wrench gets the job done quick.

The seat is rock solid now. Thinking about the same for the other seat now.
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Re: Marlin helm seat base

Postby MA208 » Jul Sat 22, 2017 1:18 pm

Well I figured out my problem, I think. The guy I bought it from was tall and had the seat raised all the way up. There was some play in the system at full extension. As I'm fairly short, I lowered it all the way down, tightened up everything, and it's now solid with no wobbles. So that's good.
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