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    Polaris sponson screw breakage

    Have a 2002 Virage.
    Most of the sponsor screws have broken off.
    Anyone have such a problem?
    Dave


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    I'd say they became loose and then broke. Replace them and use some blue loctite to prevent them from loosening.

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    Holly cow- I just discovered I have the same problem on one of my 2001 Virage TX's. This is my 85 hour ski which the last 4 screws on the left side have broke between the hull and the sponson(the screws are still in the sponson). The left is the side I favor while turning or spinning. This is also the ski I usually ride so it gets some good air while Ocean swell jumping-I'll post some Pic's tomorrow. Now I know why it was riding like it had a flat tire with that thing flapping around in the chop last week while training with our Catalina racers-making me do a wild hand stand-and I just thought I was tired from too much riding and couldn't handle a Polaris

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    Here's the Pictures I agree with Al -On mine I'm sure the rear screw loosen then the next with the screws breaking from the pressure of turning and landing jumps, where can me and the other guy get new screws?
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    WOW That could have turned into an ugly landing. I'm certainly glad you found it before an accident occured.
    You should be able to find those stainless bolts at your local hardware store. Otherwise mcmaster-carr has them. www.mcmaster-carr.com
    Stainless Steel Machine Screws

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    Sponsor Screw Breakage

    My screws had sheared-off.
    Took the Polaris into an authorized dealership.
    They could not figure out how this happened...
    but, now that I see someone else's experience
    concerning sharp turns and jumps, I think I have
    the answer. But... dealership could not figure
    out how to back-out the broken-off screws!
    So.... I am going without sponsors.
    (Actually, I like it better that way, as it sails around sharp
    turns much easier)
    Dave

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    All my 5 have done it .Seems the quality of screw is the issue .Should have gone bigger in size .

    Bernie

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