Unless your very handy , replacing a gas cylinder cartridge on these boat pedestals is difficult, they are not made to be replaced like a desk chair, be careful and good luck. BTW an old and wise marine retailer once told me a long time ago that to make these hydraulic pedestals last a long time you have to bring down (compact the post) when not in use and to store it this way until you want to use it again, something about relaxing the seals. My first boat had a hydraulic pedestal and lasted over 16 years until I sold the boat. My current pedestal on my Lund (Swivl-Eze) is over 9 years old and still going strong.
Someone did this replacement a long time ago here , might try searching for it on the list of threads, don't remember when though.
Last edited by Franco Cialone; 09-24-2021 at 12:55 PM.