Swivl-Eze 9'' Wedge Base
Swivl-eze Stock Tracker Item
These bases came stock on my Tracker Boat, in short order they fell victim to aluminum corrosion, which locked the pedestals into the bases. I had to remove the entire assembly to get the seats out of the way. Now I need to purchase new bases and pedestals just to get the seating arrangement back in order. This weekend the screws on the captains chair base dislodged and stripped out during a rough water ride, planting me in the back of the boat while at full throttle on rough water, VERY DANGEROUS. If purchasing these I would recommend that you look into other mounting options than the stock hardware for safety?s sake. I would not be putting these back on my boat if it were not for the holes already being there in my deck board.
June 19, 2006
How to make a good base better
I really like this base, but to make it even better, I use a base support which is a metal ring that gets bolted underneath the floor to the pedestal base, which distributes the strain put on the base by a heavy person (like me at 289lbs). I use this base for my seats on a pontoon boat (for the power wedge pedestals).
Now it is pretty darn tough to get the pedestal out of the base, but that gives me confidence that it's not going to just come loose on rough water and send me over the edge of the boat. I put my foot against the wedge of the pedestal as I pull up on it and rock the seat, it'll come out every time. I personally don't like the pin pedestals, no confidence there as I have broken two of those in Louisiana rough waters (in the bay).
My handicapped wife loves that secure feeling too, knowing she won't be tossed from her chair.
September 13, 2007
GOOD BASE FOR THE MONEY.
Good base for the money have one in our boat and wont turn colors on you just be shure to put some type of assembly grease on the end of the pole because if not it will get stuck in the base and will be very unpleasent to try to get out.
August 17, 2010
Swivl-eze® 9'' Wedge Base
Does the trick. works great and perfect fit for the swivl-eze pedistal. swivl-eze pedistal pulls out of the base fine and it has a secure fit when the pesistal is in the base. Great product.
May 12, 2010