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Quote from: Noah on June 29, 2020, 11:33:39 AMIf you remove the pedestal you will have a big round hole in the sole you will have "address" somehow.
Quote from: mdidomenico on June 29, 2020, 11:19:48 AMSince i'm still furloughed from work and looking for things to tinker with on the boat, i focused in on the salon table pedestal. it already appears the threaded portion of the gas strut is broken. the lower outside flange that sits on the sole also seems to be stuck to the lower support post (ie alu corrosion bonded). i couldn't see any fasteners so i have to assume it's just "stuck". i'm waiting to see if the sun/penetrating oil will loosen it up. if anyone's dissembled their's and has a suggestion i'm all ears.if i can't free the lower flange, which would allow me to clean everything and repaint, i'm hedging towards just removing the pedestal all together. maybe after i use the boat for sometime i'll reevaluate. i'm sure the pedestal lends some support when it's a berth, but is there any actual function of the up/down of the table other then convenience and a little support? if i rebuild i think i'd just use some sort of fixed base/post and remove/shrink it when i want it to be a berth.replacement parts from CD seem wildly expensive. looking through the past posts on the forum is seems that a large number of people did one or both of two things. shrink the size of the table and/or remove the pedestal all together. those posts were mostly from many years ago, i wonder if that's still the general consensus.