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Old 07-10-2003, 05:51 PM
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This all smells of our new democrat in office. I would expect no less from him and the groups that got him there.

86db? I can't see ever passing that.
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Ok...so what is the new standard? What scale is it being measured on?
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I think it should be scale A.
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On the way to Chicago on Sunday, we stopped at Winthrop harbor to get fuel. Guess what, we again were stopeed by the DNR. How-ever, this guy was awesome. Not a dick, no attitude. His name is Bill and he is the Illinois DNR. He understands there is a problem with quieting our boats down. He also is aware of the muffler shortage that is out there. He also cannot understand why Wisconsin is enforcing the 86 DB law. He stated that the Illinois DNR do not care what we do 75 ft offshore, but to use our common sense when comming into the harbors and near shoreline. That is where the problem is. And low and behold, he even is testing those big cruisers and have given them warnings to get their boats quiet too. He did not give us a ticket nor a warning and even let us continue to Chicago for the day with the understasnding that we will correct the problem. Super nice guy. All DNR representatives should take lessons from this guy.
To update what I am doing, I have been on the phone with Randy from Custom Marine. He is sending me 2 sets of mufflers and will be trying them out this week-end. Will post results ASAP.
Prices appear to be very attractive compared to others on the market.

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Old 07-15-2003, 12:04 AM
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I've got a line drawing on their new mufflers. I'll post it tomorrow. CMI promised me that I'd make 86db or they'd exchange them.
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Ok, here is the new Custom Marine muffler. They quoted me 20% off list ($564) for $451.20. Proably could get a better price with a higher quanity.
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Cord,
Thanks for posting the mufflers. I also have the drawing at home. I am going to custom Marine tomorrow and will be coasting up the Wolf River this week-end to see if I pass. Mike and Randy from CMI are in the process as we speak working on a new design that should be done in 3-4 weeks which they want me to test for them. They said these mufflers should be good up to 800 hp engines with no loss of top speed or RPM. The initial input on the ones that they have out now are they lose 100-200 RPM's on the big end. I will verify that this week-end. So everyone stay tuned.
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Old 07-19-2003, 12:14 AM
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It does seem unfair that we boaters are being affected financially by these laws which will eventually work their way around to other states unless something is done soon! Can you say "PREJUDICE" real loud to the lawmakers? If its OK for a Harley to make 110 DB and everyone accept it....then its gotta be OK for a boat too. There's strength in numbers....and if we're the target now....the Harleys are gonna be next. Maybe we oughta enlist their aid in this battle....nobody is about to pass a law that makes their brother in law put two hundred bucks in mufflers on his V-twin....and if there is no law making them conform to a universal state wide standard of 86 db the state has no right to put such a limit on a boater. In fact...the Harleys come from the factory relatively quiet until the owners modify them....
 
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