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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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so haaad

Sticky swivel seat posts

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so haaad

I've got a couple sticky seat posts that are very tough to slide into the floor mounting bracket. It's almost like the aluminum swivel-eeze have expanded, making them not-so-slide-eeze. Any recommendations, other than cutting up the carpet and replacing the floor brackets?

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Giant_Jackpot

Silicone spray lubricant works for me.

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harvey lee

I purchased a small tube of powered graphite and dusted some in the base and also on the seat pole. This worked out pretty darn good and you dont have a wet, sticky mess and dirty hands when done.

After putting some on I place the seat in the base and turn it and pull it in and out a few times to work the graphite to all areas.

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sparcebag

Harveys right but you may use some steel wool (Fine)on the inside of the bases first! They do corrode : grin.gif

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harvey lee

You are right about the steel wool. The reason I didnt do it to my seats the first application is they are brand new. It made a huge difference with a new boat so an older boat it should work even better when the corrision is steel wooled clean. You do need a smooth surface. I have never used silicone before but I think the powered graphite might be better as it wont attract as much dirt as silicone will as the silicone is a liquid. Just a thought.

Sparce, good point I forgot to mention. Thanks. smile.gif

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jerk bait

I have the same problem with the seats on my Ranger, except it's where the seats go into the post. The connections are plastic. I've had to use a rubber mallet to pound them out of the post before. I sprayed them with silicone and they come out easier ,but still not they way they should. Any ideas?

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Hookmaster

First make sure the base and pedestal are clean. There is a lot of moisture and dirt in a boat and it can get in there. The steel wool is a good idea since it is a mild abrasive. For lubricating I put parrafin wax on the pedestal and it lasts one to two seasons. I keep a piece in the dry box.

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pfluemis

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I purchased a small tube of powered graphite and dusted some in the base and also on the seat pole. This worked out pretty darn good and you dont have a wet, sticky mess and dirty hands when done.

After putting some on I place the seat in the base and turn it and pull it in and out a few times to work the graphite to all areas.


To go a step further, you can get graphite spray. It goes on just like spray paint. If properly preped, and allowed to cure properly, like paint, it will stay on for a long time.

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sparcebag

Pam frying pan spray,just a little or it gets sloppie. cool.gif

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deadminnowcatcher

Warning!!!! do not use wd-40 or similare spray. It will soften the plastic enough that if you are in some heavy waves they will pop out base and could be very dangerous

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GCLARK

dry silicone spray from Menards does the trick!

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