Originally Posted by atoll
you could blow torch the stainless tube below the upper nylon bush to shrink it.
though i would think the nylon will give before bending the pushpit bars if using a jack.
there is probably a bolt through the davit tube that pushed the lower bush to the bottom of the outer tube,and to prevent the davit from being accidentally lifted out and lost
yes there is a bolt at the bottom of the post to stop the post from lifting - if I don't remove it I can't lift
the davit at all, once removed I can get up a couple inches before it no longer goes any higher (at least with my strength). If you look you can see the bolt at the bottom (with a ring welded to it).
... looks like a car jack ... (or the 8-ton one I have