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    Xl760 on the water/ gp760 in shop for paint
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    Sponson ripped off!!

    I have a 1996 SL780 the right sponson was ripped off the hull leaving holes in it. What sould I do to reattach the sponson to the hull? Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by ON EMPTY View Post
    I have a 1996 SL780 the right sponson was ripped off the hull leaving holes in it. What sould I do to reattach the sponson to the hull? Thanks

    If the rivitnut holes were not damaged you can clean the holes w/ acetone or lacquer thinner, and swab the holes w/ epoxy resin. Clean the new rivit nuts with same and apply epoxy resin to the nuts. Then install the nuts and let the epoxy setup, and reinstall the sponson.
    I recommend using West Systems epoxy resin. It bonds to the smc really well.
    Got any pics of the damage you can post?

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Pics please to better assess the repair needed.

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    Bing-A-Ding-Ding-Ding, Brrrrrap! Brrrrrrrrrap!!! Polaris_Nut#1's Avatar
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    I guess it was a kit like mine and it didn't come with washers. Thanks for reminding me I have to add washer to the SL750. I'll be back with a pic in a few minutes. got to find it.

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    Bing-A-Ding-Ding-Ding, Brrrrrap! Brrrrrrrrrap!!! Polaris_Nut#1's Avatar
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    what I mean by washers. The damn kit should have came with them cause I see my 750 pulling on them now.
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    Xl760 on the water/ gp760 in shop for paint
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    The ski is in storage right now will have to post pics later. The damage is minimal to none at all just looks like the inserts pulled out. Does anyone have any inserts they can sell me or should I just go to the dealer? As for the washers they are the same as the sponson were/was there lol. Nothing like the crappy feeling of your ski sinking while you try to get it to shore!!!!!

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    Mcmaster-Carr has the inserts.

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    Bing-A-Ding-Ding-Ding, Brrrrrap! Brrrrrrrrrap!!! Polaris_Nut#1's Avatar
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    sinking feeling can't be good. The inserts should get some urethane or epoxy of some kind before you set them in.

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    Xl760 on the water/ gp760 in shop for paint
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    I was hoping someone would say urethane would do the trick, I just need to find new inserts. I tryed to pm Mcmaster-Carr but there is no one under that name on this site unless I'm doing it wrong

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    Mcmaster-Carr in not a member but a supply source.
    try google it should come up.

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