Swivl-Eze® Lock'N Pin Pedestal
Sexy's Real Review
I’ve owned one of these for a few years now. I wanted a quality seat elevator that I could use with my butt seat that could stand up to me (I’m a BIG guy – 6’ 5” 350lbs). So far this pedestal has lived up to my expectations. I like its solid design and resistance strength when it comes to holding my weight. If it can hold me up then it’s a winner! Granted, I usually lean on it because I mostly use a butt seat when fishing, so I don’t use the hydraulics on it all that much. I have used it with a regular seat too and it has always performed excellent.
1. Solid design
2. Has a locking screw to hold your seat down on it once mounted
3. Has wire loop that can be used to attach a towel or other accessories too for fishing
1. Other reviewers complain of poor performance in saltwater conditions
I saw in some of the other reviews that it doesn’t do well with saltwater. I can’t comment on that because I only freshwater fish. As far as the hydraulic function goes; mine still works great. If you do plan on purchasing this for saltwater applications then you may have to try cleaning it with a mild marine grade cleaner and water after each use to prevent seizing. I have purchased other Swivl-Eze products and have always been satisfied with their products quality, functionality, and warranty/support.
I would recommend this pedestal to others in a heartbeat!
April 8, 2009
Too expensive for the money
OK product at first, yet I I had this product less than two years before the hydraulics no longer worked.
February 10, 2009
Not for Saltwater Use ...
"This product will work great "until" it is exposed to a saltwater enviroment for any length of time.
As other s/w reviewers have stated - if you leave your boat in the water, or fish alot, & don't take the pedestals inside & spray down the base pin & the interior cylinder post - rust, corrosion, & the unit locking up will be the result.
I have 2 chairs on my rear casting deck of my Bay Boat & I've been through 3 sets of 2 of the Swivl-Eze Power Post & Adjustable Seat Mounts, and all 6 have ended up in the dumpster - I should have stopped at the 1st set.
This is the type of product that should be well marked - "Not for use in Saltwater"."
May 23, 2008
Perfect Pedestal, Quality Needs Improvement
I love this pedestal. It works perfect with my lean seat. Being able to adjust the height allows me to stay comfortable all day on the water. However, after 2 years of use I did have one pedestal that wouldn't hold it's hydraulics anymore. Not sure if the fluid leaked or what. Took it to BPS for an exchange with no problems. Don't know if I just got unlucky or if all of them will mess up over time.
May 14, 2008