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Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 11:04 AM  
I have a seat pole stuck and its just not comming out. Ive used a pipe wrench to no avail. I just am nervous Im going to break something and I want a pro to pull it out for me. I do not care if you have to use a blow torch, cut the carpet and remove the base whatever....I just want it out. I called a place and they say they are 2 weeks out. Is there anyone out there who can pull this sooner?
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM  
Hence the ol saying sit on it and spin! Seriously though try stacking some dry ice around the base. Cover it and let it set for about 30 minutes. The dry ice will cause the metal to contract. Then try using the pipe wrench again.
                                                                    



Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM  
Is it the lock-type base like is used on Champions or is it just a round shaft in a round hole...?
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM  
Okay. I just read back where you have a Champ. Those things are a pain in the back side! I see post after post about that problem in the Champion section on the BBC forum. Here are some good ideas if you want to try yourself some more... http://www.bbcboards.net/champion-boats/61607-front-post-removal-problem.html
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 1:15 PM  
I have a four foot pipe wrench that will break it free.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM  
Is it just siezed or rusted. Soak it for a day break fluid and penetrating fluid.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 1:47 PM  
The pipe wrench will alow me to spin it all the way around but I cant get it out. Maybe Im a weenie but I cant get it. I took off without my front post in last time out so I used the back seat. Big mistake! I think the back might be a little bigger. Its stuck in there good. I called a shop and they put me on a 2 week waiting list....Im willing to pay money for anyone to get it out sooner. Never heard of the dry ice trick. Thats something I might try but Im so afraid Im going to break something Id like for a pro to do it. If you know of a shop or a handy man wanting some extra cash im all ears
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM  
Take your base off and hammer it out from the back side, had to do it several times.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM  
Dan I cant see any screws and acording to the thread Basser sent out Champion bases cant be removed.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM  
Is the post threaded on the end? Maybe a few more turns with the wrench would be in order if it is...
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 2:34 PM  
No sir. Just slides in. Has a little snap botton you push but thats been removed. I can spin it all the way around with a pipe wrench.Its not easy but I can spin it. I read where people get em out with car jacks but Im afraid Id mess something up doing that. Also read where a guy drilled a hole all the way threw the pipe and inserted a peice of rebar or something in there to spin and pull up on at the same time. Im not sure I want to do that incase I mess something up and the shop cant get it done. Dry ice is about the only thing I feel comfortable trying.....if I can find some
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 2:52 PM  
Just a tight fit with some rust or something then? I'd think some light machine oil around the pipe, or some penetrating oil, let it set for a few hours and then get a buddy to pull up on it while you run the pipe wrench.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM  
The older Champ bases (like my 1985 model) come out, but the newer model bases were made in to the floor. I'm not sure what year that started...
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