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    My new XP sponsons

    Basically knock-offs, but will be a lot stronger. Tired of breaking $200 plastic ones, and these cost me a less (I work cheap). I did a lot of reinforcing to the inside of the hull to minimize potential cracking. I used four layer of biaxial fiberglass mat with epoxy resin under the backing plate. Next step is powder coating...
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    Very very nice i must say

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    Wouldn't let me include the backing plates in the first post:
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    those are sick! Id keep them polished like that! how much do you want for a set?
    BTW I assume you glassed in the factory holes and drilled new ones? do you have a picture of the outside of the hull before you installed the spacer plate?

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    That first pic needs to be on top the forum! Life is not complete until you've had your head in the hull of a 96XP!

    Man...those are trick! I want a set!

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    One thing I just noticed, the mounting plate in pics 3 & 4 actually taper in thickness on the stock Worx, keeping the sponsons parallel to eachother, because the hull sides actually taper inward at the rear. I can't tell if you did this on yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    One thing I just noticed, the mounting plate in pics 3 & 4 actually taper in thickness on the stock Worx, keeping the sponsons parallel to each other, because the hull sides actually taper inward at the rear. I can't tell if you did this on yours?
    I used an inclinometer to determine the hull angle to be about 6*, and matched that to the mount plate. About an hour each on the belt sander since I don't yet have a mill

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    Those are friggin nice!

    I made a set for my GSX a few yrs ago based on the Worx design. I made 3 settings vs. the worx 2 settings.

    The blades are just a bit more aggressive in the "way down" setting than the worx. But not as sticky in the middle setting which is the "up" position on the worx. The "way up" on the polished set is a joke. I have the same setup as you on the inside of the hull for the mounting. I had installed the 1" x 3/8" x 18" inner mount when I 1st got the worx sponsons. I never got around to making the tapered blade base mounts because like you, I have no mill so I used the worx base. I have the stock but never cut or drilled them.

    You can see in the pic that the copy blades are more aggressive up front & it grabs pretty good that way. Kinda too good.

    Depth from base to bottom of the blades in the "way down" setting as measured from the backside of the blades are close.

    Aluminum:
    front hole = 20mm
    2nd hole = 41.5mm
    between 2nd & 3rd hole = 44.5mm
    4th hole = 43mm

    Worx:
    12mm
    38.5mm
    44mm
    42mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ou812 View Post
    Those are friggin nice!

    I made a set for my GSX a few yrs ago based on the Worx design. I made 3 settings vs. the worx 2 settings.
    Those are nice, as well!

    These are my GSX-L blades. I based these on Beatch House - which also kept breaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ou812 View Post
    I made a set for my GSX a few yrs ago based on the Worx design.
    Did you have those anodized camo? I can't quite tell from the pix, what surface finish did you use? I had my GSX-L/DI sponsons anodized gold, but the color keeps washing out. Not sure if it was the fault of the jobber doing the work or something in the metal Had it done twice & twice it's washed out.

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