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Garelick Adjustable Seat Pedestal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bbwhitejr, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    I have a Garelick adjustable seat pedestal for the helm chair. It is the pneumatic style with the thin handle on the left side that you pull up do adjust.

    It will not move up nor down. Anyone got any experience with these? Had same on the 44DB and never an issue. Any help much appreciated.

    Bennett
     
  2. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member

    309
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    QSM11
    There is a piston inside the base that may just need a little nudge. I took mine apart when it wasn’t working and once I got to that piston with a shot of wd 40 it broke lose quickly. Hope it works this easy for you.
     
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  3. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    There are a a couple things it could be.

    There might be a locking mechanism, but I cant recall if that the elevation or on the swivel side of things.

    The lever that contacts the gas cylinder may be bent

    The gas cylinder may be stuck/frozen or it may just be bad. I think I found the gas cylinder for mine at one point, but it was like $400, so I passed. Here is the website I bookmarked for the gas spring...I dont remember the exact part #...

    http://www.hahn-gassprings.com/gs0819.htm
     
  4. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    477
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    I am sure you checked the Lever that keeps the seat from swiveling. That pressure will keep the seat from raising as well.

    If you need a new pedestal see the below post. I have two of them in my garage for sale.

    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/garelick-oem-4-commander-pedestal-pair-2.100594/
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
  5. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    I went to my boat today to do some odds and ends. I pulled and pushed on the lever and nothing, looks like I need get a little lubricant and see if I can get mine to move.
     
  6. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    That’s better deal than the gas spring...
     
  7. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Thanks for the comments and advice. I think I will commence to taking it apart and I may PM you Charles for anymore advice. The seat is in the swiveling/rotating position. I had the same ones on the 44DB. This boat is a real challenge....

    Thanks,
    Bennett
     
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  8. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
  9. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    477
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    ok I misspoke also, what I was referring to is not the lever it is more of a clamp the applies pressure to the entire post to keep it secure in rough water.
     
  10. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Ok, now you have my curiosity up...there are 3-adjustment devices that I am aware of...1) The lever you pull up for the piston to go up/down, 2) the knob that you pull out to slide the seat forward/aft, and 3) the handle you pull out to allow the seat to rotate.....what is this clamp you speak of?

    Bennett
     
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  11. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    477
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    Noted in the attached diagram as the "Cam Lock." If this is tight it could keep the seat from raising, lowering or pivoting I believe...
     

    Attached Files:

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  12. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member

    309
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    QSM11
    The height adjustment lever rocks down on a button on top of the gas spring that releases the spring to go up and down. Check this adjustment and lubricate this button. This is all mine was. Hopefully yours too. If you do have to dig deeper be careful pulling the 2 round base sections apart. There is about 10 plastics dowels inside that will not go back very easily. I learned the hard way.
     
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  13. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Mine does not have the cam lock collar.....thanks for the PDF!

    Bennett
     
  14. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    I will remove the seat slide and dig down to the top of the piston this weekend and see what I have. Thanks!

    Bennett
     
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  15. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    In
    i don’t think mine does either, I will check the next time I am at the boat
     

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