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    Polaris Stock Sponson Mod

    Cutting the last, rear section off of the stock sponsons will allow the nose of the boat to rise and result in a speed increase.

    Simply remove the stock sponson and cut the last section off, making sure to leave that last "web" in tact.

    Reinstall in the stock location (all the way forward) and fill in the now empty hole with a bolt that's roughly a 1/2" shorter.

    It's a nice little increase in speed, it softens up the ride, and best of all, it's free!!!

    If you know that you're going to be riding in some ugly water, you have the option of moving them all the way rearward to help plant the nose again!!!
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    On my SLTX's I went so far as cutting the last two sections off (started with one) and I liked it even better with two cut off. I then move it backwards as you stated when it's going to be ruff out...always bring my star headed screwdriver.

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    Nice Jetski. I like the idea of 2 sections. Even though I never tried it, I'm all about extremes!!!

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    Jetski I'm curious, did you gain more speed with the 2nd section cut off?
    How does it handle in the rough stuff?
    What are you running for a ride plate and intake grate?

    I think it would be interesting to give it a try.

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    We raced offshore with them cut. It made for a much less jarring landing when coming across wavetops.

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    Hmnn looks like mine but I certainly need a better picture. LOL


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    I see you and Joe went to the same school of "paint-my-rails."

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    Indeed, it works great until you start slamming into other boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft
    Jetski I'm curious, did you gain more speed with the 2nd section cut off?
    How does it handle in the rough stuff?
    What are you running for a ride plate and intake grate?

    I think it would be interesting to give it a try.
    Don't really know, at least didn't notice any real increased speed but it did cause the boat to ride more on the back portion of the hull. The water spray coming from the hull was a little further back. As far as the rough stuff, it was just a tad more to handle but with what sponson is left, I think it does alright. I move the sponson backwards when the wife is going to be riding it. I have the "bat wing" ride plate with the stock grate. I also use a 5 degree wedge most of the time...just can't settle on which to use...4,5 or 6.

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