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    Sponsons

    Scored me some sponsons!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...4090&rd=1&rd=1

    I've read the instructions for instillation in the tech section...but I have a question. Can't I just use stainless bolts and nuts with maybe a rubber washer and maybe some silicone instead of messing around with rivets and whatnot?


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    im guessing it would be alright to use stainless steel nuts and bolts but here's something to think about...unless you loctite the heck outta em, wouldn't they come loose not just from the vibrations but also from the sharp turns making them expand and contract against the hull?? just a thought
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    I would think you would be fine doing it that way. I would also use a small sheet of SS or aluminum to use inside the hull to strenthen it. Nice score, I was also watching them, but I have enough on my plate right now. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorilla03 View Post
    im guessing it would be alright to use stainless steel nuts and bolts but here's something to think about...unless you loctite the heck outta em, wouldn't they come loose not just from the vibrations but also from the sharp turns making them expand and contract against the hull?? just a thought
    I was definitely thinking red loctite and lockwashers also.

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    Sponsons are for Girls!!!!


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    She can ride my sponsons any time!!!! LOL

    I want sponsons.
    I want trim.
    I want reverse.
    I want a boarding step.
    I want a .....
    And the list goes on and on.

    Call me a girl if you want. But sometimes.....

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    LMFAO...you crack me up BeerDart....

    I do want a boarding step too though.
    Will this one work on my sl wtih extended pump?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AQUA-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Nice score. Lucky for you I was sleeping, it woulda got expensive.

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    hahaha...my high bid was $40...I wasn't going to go over that.

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    You need the AK Series insert from here http://www.avkfasteners.com/products.php# to easily mount sponsons on hulls that never had them. These came with sponson kits from Polaris. I used it on my 95 SL750 back in the day and they work awesome. Everything is done from the outside. Make sure to get the installation tool for the insert and use the 3M marine adhesive. Happy sponson mounting

    BTW, you might be able to get these inserts from a local automotive body shop supplier or industrial fastener supplier?

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