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New holes for pedestals
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:49:21 PM »
Help......I need to drill new holes for new pedestals in my boat.  Start with smaller drill bit?




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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 07:05:28 PM »
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I spoke with Belinda at Arima today and she told me it was just a mater of taking out the old seat and screwing down the new pedestal seat with #14 screws about 2 1/2” long. She said that there is wood under the deck to mount the seat to, just drill pilot holes and fill with silicone and install the new seat

Not sure of your reasoning ?
drill in reverse till you get through gel coat if your worried about chipping, cracking.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 07:15:09 PM »
Help......I need to drill new holes for new pedestals in my boat.  Start with smaller drill bit?

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Are your tee nuts gone?  If not, why not make adapters ?  That way you can change hole patterns in the future without drilling a bunch of holes in your deck.

If you need to lag your pedestals instead of using the Arima Tee nuts because your tee nuts are shot...then

No need to start with a smaller bit.

Use the appropriate drill bit size for the lag size. (Very important to use the right size bit)  Run the drill backward until you get thru the gel coat.

I usually drill one hole, put a screw in loose,  drill straight across, put another screw in, tighten both, then drill the rest.  Remove the screws, add sealer of your choice, replace all the screws.
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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 07:22:35 PM »
The new pedestals do not match the old holes so I have to make new ones.



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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 07:52:42 PM »
You could use something similair to this (like Croaker mentioned) if the t nuts are usable. I'd make my own though.

http://www.marineengine.com/products/accessory.php?in=1893021
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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 07:59:24 PM »
Actually Darren, you don't need to make new holes.  You can if you want to drill more holes in the deck but not necessary.... 

Check what Croaker and I have done.  Made a plate that fits the old hole pattern and then drilled that plate to accommodate the new pattern, install Tee nuts for the new pattern and you are set.  I used one of the original holes so at least one bolt from the new pedestal utilized an original through deck Tee nut. 

We have both posted pictures for what we did if you check our galleries.

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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 08:38:02 PM »
I am trying to do this without the white plates under the pedestal.

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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 09:45:36 PM »
I am trying to do this without the white plates under the pedestal.

It's not white. It matches the panels on the boat. Starboard comes in a bunch of colors if you don't like that color.  Easier to work than stainless or aluminum. It will be much stronger than lagging into the deck if you can use the tee nuts.

What's wrong with that metal one?  Can you drill new holes in it ?
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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 08:02:49 AM »
 :yeahthat:

Lord knows you would NOT want something as mundane as an adapter plate that did not perfectly match the color of the deck    :nono: :facepalm: 

Much better to drill additional new holes, then try to get the existing hole patch to match the deck color.... :wink:

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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 04:25:47 PM »
I had to drill new holes when I replaced the pedestal on my boat... old pedestal had salt corroded very badly and really buggered up some of the holes.

I filled my old holes, then sanded smooth.  Drilled new ones for bigger, wide pedestal base... I did not drill a pilot hole, i started with the full size bit, but I ran the drill in reverse till I was through the gel coat.  I used high-grade #14 stainless lag screws from West Marine.  Buttered the holes with Gorilla Glue (expanding polyurethane.)  Put a bead of 3m 5200 around the base of the pedestal, and screwed it down. 

Mine has been in the boat for 4 years or so now, and is still perfectly solid.  I have had some very, very big guys use that pedestal with no issues whatsoever.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 08:32:14 PM »
"........some very, very big guys use that pedestal with no issues whatsoever"

ANybody we know?!?!?   :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 08:38:29 PM »
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Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 08:54:17 PM »

ANybody we know?!?!?   :wink:

Did you know Woody?  He used it   :whistle:

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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 09:36:20 PM »
Yeah. That's right. It was Woody!
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 09:42:30 PM »


Even without a person, it must have been a challenge to construct a pedestal mount that would support the weight of the seat itself.  :shrug9:
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: New holes for pedestals
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 10:26:23 PM »
I've moved pedestals, just put some colored to match epoxy in the unused holes, no big deal.
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