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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Re: Dislodging Edson pedestal bolts
I had to do mine a couple of years back. Mine where not bolts but countersunk flat head 1/4" machine screws 6" long as I have an extender ring for the compass and engine controls. Drill the heads of, start with a very small pilot hole then a 5/16 drill to take the heads off. Invest in a good sharp/new cobolt drill, go slow and use cutting grease, don't get the head hot as it will harden and you will need to do something else. When the heads are off lift off the bezel you will now have four 1/4' pins to get out, I found a small pipe wrench worked best. WARNING WARNING do not apply any form of heat to the bolts as the pedestal is cast aluminum and will disintegrate.
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