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Old 06-04-2006, 11:03 PM
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got my self a nice $185 gift from the marine patrol on saturday. 3 mufflers working 1 air cylinder was stuck on the 4th muffler. no warning just a ticket and have a nice day.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:07 PM
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Good to know that there weren't any drunk boaters, folks with engine problems, or other major issues to concern our dedicated law enforcement folks!
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:11 PM
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Where at? Did they do the DB test per J2005 1 meter behind etc? The new legislation has not passed yet so you may have a case for dismissal if the test was not done properly.
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Where you at a harbor or in open water???
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:20 PM
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Where you at a harbor or in open water???
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we were in the grand haven channel. near the coast guard harbor. i still can't believe it.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:46 PM
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I know the Grand Haven guys are the worst in our area. Did they conduct the test properly as required in SAE J2005 at idle or just bust you without proper conditions? The test is very specific and if you want to test the courts you may have a chance.
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That is just sad... I was out this past weekend, had the sherriff behind me from the coast guard station all the way out the channel - but he never pulled me over. I'm running dry pipes with 20" mufflers, but still reading between 95 and 110 dBa depending on how close to the sea wall I am. I had the throttle back as much as possible, stayed dead in the middle and tried to keep a smile on my face.

I'd be interested in hearing how they administered the test too, you may be able to get out of it.

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Old 06-05-2006, 10:23 PM
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I know the Grand Haven guys are the worst in our area. Did they conduct the test properly as required in SAE J2005 at idle or just bust you without proper conditions? The test is very specific and if you want to test the courts you may have a chance.
i don't know if he did the test right or wrong. thinking about it after reading your post about being 1 meter away. i think he was closer??? i called the court today. they said it is like a
repair & report. if it will pass next time no charge. i have the cylinder / muffler working now. just waiting for a part for the drive. should be here by friday. then i can pull the marine patrol over. hope i pass, i hate to have to worry about it each time i'm out.
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It's only going to get worse
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Todd,
I was surprised to hear you were in Grand Haven. When did they start to be a pain in the a$$? I always thought GH was very boater friendly. Sorry to hear they are changing their ways.
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