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Table pedestal

MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

Hello all. I have a Rinker 260 EC.

On deck I have a table that mounts via a pedestal in between my aft seats.

The table post is positioned in the center of the rear 3 seater seat (one connected to engine compartment door).

This pushes the table a little to far to port side and constrains the space available to walk past where the sink on deck is.

I was wondering if anyone has found an offset post (one that comes up and then bends before coming up again to offset the center point by a few inches)?  This would be a lot easier than changing my post hole and carpets.

Thanks - Mark

Boat Name: King Kong

"Boat + Water = Fun"

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    BabyboomerBabyboomer Member Posts: 918 mod
    Make a model out of PVC then have it fabricated

    Slip 866 Sunset Marina Byrdstown Tn
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agree. Lay it out and go to a fab shop that works with aluminum. They can rework yours to suite.

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well thanks guys. It was pretty simple - took the table and post into a machine shop and said please weld me on a branch offset by 6". I am keeping the original vertical post insert there, so basically I can put the table into the original position (post) or the branch which is 6" offset - and now can decide depending on circumstances which position is best to use!

    Will be ready tomorrow - $100. 

    Great suggestion guys! Thanks!

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not bad, one Boat Unit in cost.  Spray the fresh aluminum with clear krylon or similar or you'll get the AL oxide crap all over your hands and anything else it touches.

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for the suggestions and advice. Picked it up today and it works perfectly.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    l-skynyrdl-skynyrd Member Posts: 178 ✭✭✭
    Mark......... Would love to see a pic of the post.

    You have to love the water....

    Len & Robyn   342 FV  Freebird

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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok will take a pic tomorrow and post it.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    raybo3raybo3 Administrator Posts: 5,469 admin
    Nice idea. Looks great.......
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     raybo3@live.com
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very cool! Nice job.

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So you can imagine we can swivel the table top around 360 degrees now and change the position. I can move it closer to one seat if I want (say the small kids are eating there), I can move it further away from my walkway, etc. - al by rotating the post and/or table top.  Worked out better than I expected (I didn't foresee that extra perk!).

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    Dream_InnDream_Inn Member, Moderator Posts: 7,590 mod
    Very nice Mark!  It's amazing how those little changes can make enjoying the boat that much better!...I'm thinking patent?

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

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    BabyboomerBabyboomer Member Posts: 918 mod
    image

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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Once you disclose, you lose rights to a patent.  Just saying.

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No need for a patent. I'd be happier just knowing someone else can make good use of the idea.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    OldDogNewTrixOldDogNewTrix Member Posts: 166 ✭✭✭
    Very versatile. I just moved the bracket under the table to one edge to centre it but your way gives you multiple options!
    Wayne '09 340 EC
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There's a sticker on the post. Might have the manufacturers details on it. I will check this weekend.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    BabyboomerBabyboomer Member Posts: 918 mod
    edited August 2013
    RinkerYan said:
    Anyone know where to get a replacement post?
    http://www.dyersonline.com/hardware/table/legs-bases.html

    Most any local RV dealer has them in stock

    Slip 866 Sunset Marina Byrdstown Tn
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