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geogilbert

2019 Wobbly Seat?

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geogilbert

Just got my 1st day on the water in the new 22 LSV. I upgraded from a 2015 22 VLX and I am fairly pleased so far. Maybe a longer post on that in the future. 

That said the seat is not very solid at all. Not sure how else to describe it other than it is wobbly as hell when it is locked forward. Id this a me thing or, an all of them thing. EIther way, it is unacceptable on a $100k+ boat.

*I have the seat hydraulic riser, kinda weird option, but my short friends kinda like it. 

 

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wdr

Mine does the same thing on my LSV. Haven’t had the time to “adjust it” yet. Probably be a winter project unfortunately.

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ahopkinsVTX

Have you guys asked your dealer to look at it? Or checked simple things like the base bolts?

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wdr
Posted (edited)

I wouldn’t bother the dealer with something simple like that. It is mostly likely as you suggest just loose bolts. I will have a look at mine  before I take it down for it’s first service. If it isn’t something that can be fixed by me and has to be replaced I will let the dealer handle that before I pick it up. Mine would be the 3rd ‘19 that I have sat in that had the wobble. The other 2 were on the floor on display so they hadn’t gotten any personal attention yet for the issue to be diagnosed and fixed. I will most likely have a look at mine tomorrow afternoon now that I have opined on it. Will post up what I find.

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Peebalz
Posted (edited)

It has to be something loose. Mine doesn't wobble at all.  

I did however manage to bend my prop on a log with just 8 hours on the boat. Grrrrrr!

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geogilbert

Hopefully it is just a bolt or 2. We shake see...

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bbattiste247

I think it is fit and finish. I just bought a 2019 25 lsv and I noticed that my drivers seat wobbles too and not just a little, but a lot. It is not from bolts being loose, but I think it is just the way it is made. I made the comment to my son, that I have been aware of these kind of things, but I still love Malibu. Also, the rear view seating wobbles like crazy too, so I checked other 25lsv's and the seats wobbled too. The seat seems to lack a locking mechanism on the right side.   

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ahopkinsVTX

Do you guys all have the electric seat riser option?

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wdr

I do, there might be different bases for electric versus non electric riser.

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hethj7

We have the power seat and I haven’t noticed an issue so far.  

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ahopkinsVTX
17 minutes ago, wdr said:

I do, there might be different bases for electric versus non electric riser.

I’m wondering if the wobble is actually the cylinder that goes up and down, not how the seat is mounted. 

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cptotr

Depending on how that cylinder is designed and how it operates you could imagine that it’d prone to have a little play. Especially as the seat gets raised more to a higher position. That would drive me absolutely crazy though. Curious to hear what you guys come up with.  

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geogilbert

Looking at it, it appears most of the looseness is in the rotational locking mechanism. There may be a bit of play in the hydraulic but not enough to worry about. I'll grab a refreshment after work and take a closer look. 

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wdr
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10 hours ago, geogilbert said:

Looking at it, it appears most of the looseness is in the rotational locking mechanism. There may be a bit of play in the hydraulic but not enough to worry about. I'll grab a refreshment after work and take a closer look. 

Yep, nailed it. This is basically the same set up as my 2010 which I adjusted also. The two square seat rotational plates are secured together with the 4 each 1/2” bolts that have 7/32 flat hex heads recesssed into a round base plate that sits in the under side of the bottom base piece. There is a HPDE plate with red grease slathered over everything.... to ease rotation. The 4 bolts on this one are barely tight at all so you can see the movement plainly when you push. The only way to get the them tightened should be to remove the 6 recessed headed bolts holding the the lower plate to the moving vertical shaft seat base exposing the the Allen heads on the bottom of the lower rotational piece (lower picture). As is assembled there is no way to access them with out doing that. The fun part was trying to get the seat spun enough to expose the recessed heads and then get a socket on it on my ‘10.

 

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wdr

7/32 Allen wrench, 1/4” drive ratchet with a 1/2 socket and a 9/16 ratcheting box and open end wrench will get it adjusted in @ 30 minutes depending on how much grease you have to clean off. I tightened the nuts until they just stopped with no extra force. It took out all of the plate slop leaving only the little seat slider play. Happy with the results.

 

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geogilbert

Been a bit and with the warm weather figured I would bump this and see if it is systemic as it appears. 

Let me know if anyone else is having issues. I have a call into Malibu and we are trading emails. 

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CMG

They put the cheapest motors in there risers! Firgelli.... The swivel is designed around a patten I think they are trying to avoid it not good either. 

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