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    Smile WTB Sponsons for '01 PRO 1200

    hi

    interested in sponsons for my pro 1200
    if anyone want to sell it please let me know

    ship to USA


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    The aftermarket sponsons you have on your PRO work very well,if they are too aggressive,they can be bolted further forward,I've read that will make them less aggressive.


    On my 96 hull,I found the long style sponsons pushed the nose down,and I lost 1mph in top speed.

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    you mean this?
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/...871cc3.jpg?v=0

    i'm looking for more stable on a water, so i believe stock PRO sponsons will do the job

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    Stock sponsons are not going to make it more stable, just more forgiving in turns. the pro has a deeper v than the slx thats why its more tippy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nau View Post
    you mean this?
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/...871cc3.jpg?v=0

    i'm looking for more stable on a water, so i believe stock PRO sponsons will do the job
    The adjustable metal plates on the rear are "Trim Tabs".They are not from the factory. They do push the nose in the water,I would imagine the would lift the rear at speed.I'm not sure if it would help your condition to remove them.

    The sponsons,are the black plastic peices that bolts to the sides.

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    yes, i know, i just posted this photo to show how thin they are. As i can see from stock photos factory sponsons are wider and horizontal oriented, thats why i wonder if it bring me more stability.

    Tom V
    I think if i would remove the one i have nothing will change

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    Quote Originally Posted by nau View Post
    ...i'm looking for more stable on a water...
    What do you mean by more stable on the water?

    When riding slowly, or stopped, or at speed?
    When going straight, or turning hard?

    In rough or smooth water conditions?

    What is the rider weight?
    One person or two on board?

    The Pro hull was specifically designed to corner hard, and stick to the water in buoy to buoy race conditions. It was designed for expert riders who want the hull to accelerate and perform in short course races.

    The Pro 1200 hull is a direct descendant of the Pro 785 race model, which was quite competitive and won races in factory stock condition.

    That also means it is not as relaxed and 'stable' as other Polaris hulls. It is also a short hull, again to maximize handling.

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    The Pro 1200 is much more top heavy then the 785 thats why i think he is looking to get it more stable .

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What do you mean by more stable on the water?

    When riding slowly, or stopped, or at speed?
    When going straight, or turning hard?

    In rough or smooth water conditions?

    What is the rider weight?
    One person or two on board?
    i mean more stability on the speed - when i drive more than 1\2 throttle speed (30-40Mph) it's became unstable - hull shaking from left to right. Especially on rough water.

    one rider ~110pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by nau View Post
    i mean more stability on the speed - when i drive more than 1\2 throttle speed (30-40Mph) it's became unstable - hull shaking from left to right. Especially on rough water.

    one rider ~110pounds
    I wonder what ride plate is under the jet pump?

    And whether the trim tabs, sponson positions, and possible ride plate shimming may be set up wrong

    Can you post some photos of the bottom of the hull? Especially the intake grate, ride plate, and a direct side view showing where those sponsons are positioned.

    Your Pro is not stock, so the changes needed to make it stable may require changing more than just the sponsons.

    Does the ride become more stable if the fuel tank is full?

    Is the front of the hull also bouncing up and down at speed (called porpoising).

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