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    TBM Sponson Set - alum blades...?

    I am looking for someone to mill or manufacturer a set of aluminum paddles (blades) for my 250X TBM Sponson Set...
    Why - b/c the OEM blade is a hard plastic that gets 'dinged' and scratched from flotsam, sticks or trash in the water etc...
    I am looking for something stronger such as alum...do not require anodizing...although that would be nice.

    My idea is I would send vendor or machinist my OEM plastic paddles...then they would drill/ make new ones from a billet alum plate using the old as template.

    Any machinists out there?

    PS - I do not race...so no chance I would cut somebodys leg off during a race etc...as I think all paddles on sponson sets are plastic b/c it is asafey issue...or price issue for sure


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    [QUOTE=jrosson;1292560

    PS - I do not race...so no chance I would cut somebodys leg off during a race etc...as I think all paddles on sponson sets are plastic b/c it is asafey issue...or price issue for sure[/QUOTE]


    nope race ones can be alloy

    my race ones are alloy
    they just have to be over 1/4 inch thick and no sharp edges

    plastic is just cheaper to manufacture that is all

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    The only sponson i have ever seen in alu was about rxp or rxt from a guy in australia maybe. You can ask them. I need to find the name. Check on seadoo search aboit sponson in the forum.


    FOUND light weight hse sponson. Ask to pooche maybe in gh

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