SML has a noise ordnance! I was running CMI dry pipes and the local game warden sent me a message that he was going to ticket my boat for noise. I was under the impression that if a noise ordace was going to be inforced they would need a DB meeter to take noise levels. I found out the don't need any thing!
A friend received a ticket for noisey pipes. He was running a small block 350 with stock mercruser through tramsom exhaust.
The ranger stuck a stick in the exhaust pipe and told the owner that the exhaust had no baffles. The rules for Virginia said that all exhaust must have baffles. When he went to court he made pictured of the exhaust and told the judge that this boat had been on SML for ten years with the same exhaust and it was stock from the factory, showed pictures of the risers and told the judge that the risers were baffles. The ranger said he didnt know what baffles were and the judge said he didnt kbow what baffles were. The moral of ther story is $125.00 fine for noisey pipes.
The old retired people are trying to put restrictions on noise, speed, Horse power and size of boats.
SML area has some crazy people with strange ideas.
Save the CHICKEN but thats another (NRA) northern retired a$$ story.
Thats my 2cents worth.