How do you install a Seaspension shock-absorbing boat seat pedestal


How Do You Install a Seaspension® Shock-Absorbing Boat Seat Pedestal

Boating is an awesome pastime, but the discomfort and pain caused by the movement of the ocean can be truly debilitating. Luckily, the Seaspension® shock-absorbing boat seat pedestal effectively removes any vibrations and makes every boating experience even better.

Since we get so many questions about installation prior to ordering, our team thought it would be a good idea to quickly review how to install a boat seat pedestal to your recreational boat.

Basics on How to Install a Boat Seat Pedestal

Each shock-absorbing boat seat pedestal comes with instructions that will step you through the easy installation process. Plus, our team is always available to lend a hand over the phone. However, there are two basic things you need to know prior to placing your order.

First, you need to determine whether you need a Solo, Spider, Low profile, or bench unit. Second, if you’ll be using a Solo pedestal, then you’ll need to decide if you want to retain your existing fore/aft slider or spider/slider.

If you’re planning to keep your existing solo setup, then you’ll need the following models:

  • Fore/aft sliders — Standard model
  • 2 7/8″ Spider swivels — Spider model

If you’re not planning to keep your existing solo setup, we would suggest the Garlick/Spider Millennium 2000 model for easy installation. Also, keep these quick notes in mind:

  • If you plan to use a bench model, keep in mind that you’ll need a flat surface of 10”×5″ underneath your existing bench or leaning post for proper mounting. This requires at least two pedestals, available with either a round or flat-sided base casting. With a flat-sided casting, you’ll be able to place a cooler between the pedestals, which shouldn’t stick out.
    If you plan to use a tripod bolster, you must call our team for a consultation.
  • All models require height measurement prior to ordering. This can be found on our Model Listing page.
  • The optimum operating weight range is 140-275 pounds of seated weight per post. If you have a higher requirement, please call our team for a consultation.
  • All pedestals have a shock travel of 3.5″ for optimal performance and safety. The shock absorber uses a steel-rated coil-over spring, in addition to proprietary valving. This allows initial compression to be relatively soft and progressively get more rigid. The damper valve senses the compression speed and reacts accordingly.

Contact Seaspension® for Help on How to Install a Boat Seat Pedestal

If you want to have the most comfortable boating experience possible, our shock-absorbing boat seat pedestal will do the trick. To learn more about Seaspension® products or Parker Boat accessories, give us a call at (727) 216-9639today.

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