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    I'm feeling naturally aspirated today pirate33's Avatar
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    Need Sponson Repair Help

    What the best way to fix my 4 of my sponson screws that have broke off in the hull mounts? I know if I use a EZ-Out I should start with a center punch but I think it will drive the mounting nuts back through the hull, and I don't really want to take out the exhaust and foam unless I have to
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    Have you thought about using a left handed drill bit?

    Is the insert metal? If so you might be able to tig weld a nut onto the broken bolt.

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    Its basically a brass threaded plug(round nut) that I believe is epoxied to the hull?

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    I would test try one first just to see if the heat will damage anything, but you can put a nut over it and fill the hole with some weld and back the bolt right out with a wrench. Like I said I'm not sure about the heat. You could do a tiny tack here and there and let them cool and repeat the process gradually. Just an idea, I have never done this on a watercraft. It has helped me take out many a broken bolt though.

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    Bing-A-Ding-Ding-Ding, Brrrrrap! Brrrrrrrrrap!!! Polaris_Nut#1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by axgrider73 View Post
    Have you thought about using a left handed drill bit?

    Is the insert metal? If so you might be able to tig weld a nut onto the broken bolt.
    Oops, I missed the second part the first time I read the post. Great minds think a like

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    Pirate33, here are your choices. #1. Just leave the sponson off on one side, when you ride the ski, just hang your other butt chick more to the side where your missing the sponson. This will even the weight while jetsking. #2. Start dating a fat chick and let her hang her fat A$$ on the side you have a problem. If she falls out of the ski, hit the gas! and don't look back don't worry, she'll float there's ton of fat chicks in Calfornia #3. just ductape ten pounds of dynamite close to the hole and kaboooom, I bet you you get those trouble makers out of that Polaris

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    I'm feeling naturally aspirated today pirate33's Avatar
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    I'm on vacation but I don't think I could ever drink enough on a weeknight to post like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate33 View Post
    I'm on vacation but I don't think I could ever drink enough on a weeknight to post like that
    You should try, it builds character?

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    most stores sell bullet point bits that don't need a center punch

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    I'm feeling naturally aspirated today pirate33's Avatar
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    Thanks, Your a good man "Z" I will use that-watch out the next couple of days I'll be in Glendale, AZ causing trouble and on some lake hopefully trying out a Kawi 250 on Friday

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