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    Riva sponsons blew off

    Went out yesterday and did some buoy runs and got jerked off.My right riva sponson bent back and blew out the three anchor points with billet inserts in sponson fins.Does any one have a used set or the right side for sale? My wife just upped my life insurance.


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    DANG! did you hit something? Never heard of one breaking like that.IMO,you need to replace the other side also.I would buy another set.The other side might be defective.
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    Get yourself some extra screws and tap more screws in them. When doing bouys you definetly need more stengh there.. Drill right through the sponson and tap the metel bracket..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby View Post
    Went out yesterday and did some buoy runs and got jerked off.My right riva sponson bent back and blew out the three anchor points with billet inserts in sponson fins.Does any one have a used set or the right side for sale? My wife just upped my life insurance.
    I always thought riva products should come with some sort of sex act

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    check ebay... every now and then there is a listing for them.. be sure to check like gp1200r's gp1300r's and 800's... sometimes people misplace them... so look around

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    This is VERY common with the Riva sponson. Riva denys it happens. Always put a 4th screw at the very front of the Riva sponson. Your turning will smooth out DRAMATICALLY, and you will drag less in the turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby View Post
    Went out yesterday and did some buoy runs and got jerked off.My right riva sponson bent back and blew out the three anchor points with billet inserts in sponson fins.Does any one have a used set or the right side for sale? My wife just upped my life insurance.
    Riva SAYS they will replace them if they are defective. Go over there and call them on it. Maybe they will!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    This is VERY common with the Riva sponson. Riva denys it happens. Always put a 4th screw at the very front of the Riva sponson. Your turning will smooth out DRAMATICALLY, and you will drag less in the turns.

    2nd that!

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    I'll call them tomorrow if they are open on saturdays. If not,it looks like i'll have to wait till Monday to speak with RIVA.thanks guys. If you know anyone with a set let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    DANG! did you hit something? Never heard of one breaking like that.IMO,you need to replace the other side also.I would buy another set.The other side might be defective.
    no,didnt hit anything besides water..lol. Took the turns tight(skimming the 30 buoys).

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