This past weekend, I was out on the Mississippi River boating and a guy in a 25' Baja asked me at the launch if I was stopped and tested for noise. I told him NO and he said I was lucky because he was. Evidently he was pulled over because he was to noisy and the cop gave him a ticket and told him he had 5 days to send proof from a certified marina indicating that his exhaust db was lower than the 86 allowed around here.
I told him that I guess I was lucky because that sounds like BS to me.
Also, once you get your boat down the 3db, make sure you have the cop test it and cam corder the results and then tell the cop to tell the homeowners association that you are now legal so that they stop harrassing you. Once that is done, I would make it a point to muscle by those complainers houses early mornings and late evenings and wave