Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
markzeke

pedestal boat seat came loose from the floor

6 posts in this topic

I have an 06 Alumacraft Tournament Pro 175. This is my "dream" fishin' rig. Everything has worked out great except last weekend. I was trolling on Big Cormorant and the screws that hold the seat base to the floor stripped out and it sent me rolling. To keep fishing, I took the seat and turned it a quarter turn and got a few of the screws back in. Has anyone ever heard of this happening on a new boat. I always keep the boat in my garage. I called alumacraft and they told me to bring it to the dealer where I got it from. I did that and all they did was put more screws into the base. Is it possible I got a rotten board under my carpet? Thanks for any input...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually I think about poor craftmanship. A seat base should have bolts that go through wood floor and anchot to a square plate (usually alluminum) approximately as wide as seat base, this way any upward or sideways pressure is applied to a large area, not just the screw few threads through a 1/2" sheep to pluwood.

I am sure it is not a case of rotten plywood (it takes a long time of submersion or water intrusion).

I would have dealer or actually check Alumacraft assembly procedure to find out if they missed the plate (it happens, assembler mistake) or else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friend with an Alumacraft has had LOTS of problems with this.

It's a fair haul to the dealer and he's not much into confrontation so I used some blue Loctite on the threads and that seems to have helped. But, by the time he asked what could be done, some of the holes were already stripped out.

On a new (or in warranty boat) I'd take it back to the dealer. It could be considered somewhat of a safety issue, IMO.

What if the screws had come loose when you were doing something other than trolling? You could have been thrown out of the boat - glad that didn't happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently installed a Quickdrop seat pedestal in my 2006 Lund Mr Pike. I was surprised that the front pedestal only used wood screws to hold it in place...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a thought. If it's out of warranty, drill out the stripped hole and use some typ of expansion bolt in place of the screw?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hiya -

Is there any way to get at the base from underneath (through a storage compartment maybe)? Ideally, they should be attached with T nuts rather than screws. I've gone tail over teakettle when a seat came loose so I know what it's like.

If you can't get at the base from below, you can just rotate the base a quarter turn and drill new holes.

If the boat's still under warranty, for sure take it to the dealer...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Rodney
      Hi all, I just want to askl if someone ever tried using shrooms or truffles for medical purposes? I was reading some articles about this magic truffles and shrooms before engaging my self for the first time. They say that it has a very potent effect on the brain and hallucination. Unlike marijuana does it have any medical use? In one article that I've read magic truffles or shrooms are use on reducing the symtoms of obsessive-conpulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. It can also help people to quit smoking and alcohol addiction. Some studies also suggest the property of magic shrooms/truffles can be useful for cancer patients. I would really want to hear other insights regarding this new possible alternative meds. Thanks
    • Pikers1988
      I have always wanted to make this trip happen but never knew how to make the portage happen. Happy i stumbled upon this post.  Hope to be in contact with you soon portageguy
    • Pikers1988
      I literally just watched an episode of Linders Angling Edge where they echoed exactly what SkunkedAgains quote claimed.
    • eyeguy 54
    • bassbouncer
      Normal west end quite a few fish over 20"
    • Rick G
    • eyeguy 54
      fun day
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have been using chubs and pike suckers all week with good results. 14 feet to 34 feet. Cliff
    • eyeguy 54
      100 yards south of access is 2 hour parking. no student there. no cars at all. 
    • smalljaw
      Went out yesterday in between honey dos.  First sunny day in several days.  Hooked up on a good sized bunch of brown fish in 5 FOW.  They were enjoying warmer water, 55F, on a chunk rock spot. Caught the females first with the largest around 4 lbs then a few smaller males came to the boat.  All caught on plastics.  Went back out late after the last chore to catch an eye for supper.  No luck on eyes but the pike enjoyed a few minnows.