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joyner1020 02-17-2012 09:12 AM

Quick Exhaust Question
 
1992 Prostar 205 - 351 WINDSOR
I have 3 small trickles of water coming out of the factory mastercraft "SILENT MASTER " exhaust . It is leaking slowly but surely ..
My question and im sure this may sound stupid , but im no motor guy...

CAN I REMOVE THE OLD EXHAUST AND JUST RUN STRAIGHT EXHAUST HOSE INSTEAD OF REPLACING THE EXHAUST CANS AT 120.00 A POP ?

The boat sounds wonderful with them on and im sure it would sound alittle beefier with them off , some might not like the extra noise , but if it saves me 250.00 I think I will like the engine noise just fine ...!! I was wondering if anyone has done this and will it effect performance or just the sound . Any help would be appreciated ...
Thanks
Joe in Tennessee

Jeff d 02-17-2012 10:00 AM

You can repair the leaks with normal fiberglass and resin

carlsonwa 02-17-2012 10:21 AM

The previous owner of my 99' removed the silent masters and plumbed in PVC, it sounds pretty bada** at cruising speeds! Plenty quiet when traveling slow.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/w...n/IMG_0304.jpg

TRBenj 02-17-2012 03:51 PM

Yes, you can replace the mufflers with straight hose. At prices approaching $20/ft, dont expect to save much money, though.

You will definitely notice an increase in volume.

ahhudgins 02-17-2012 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff d (Post 816906)
You can repair the leaks with normal fiberglass and resin

That's how I fixed a drip on one of mine. I'm at the age that I don't want a loud boat.:D

joyner1020 02-17-2012 08:27 PM

Thanks for all the help guys , I was considering the PVC , but I think I will try to glass the originals first ... Tahnks for all the quick replys ...Joe

david_ski 02-18-2012 03:02 AM

I had a similar leak in my muffler. I used fiberglass and resin on exterior. I will post a picture tomorrow. I actually used a mirror and inspected the inside and found a fairly large crack at the 45deg angle on the inlet side. Unable to glass the inside, the exterior fiberglass and resin worked just fine. Much less in cost than a new replacement muffler.

joyner1020 02-21-2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_ski (Post 817072)
I had a similar leak in my muffler. I used fiberglass and resin on exterior. I will post a picture tomorrow. I actually used a mirror and inspected the inside and found a fairly large crack at the 45deg angle on the inlet side. Unable to glass the inside, the exterior fiberglass and resin worked just fine. Much less in cost than a new replacement muffler.

This was deff the way to go , I glassed them up and everything is good so far ..!

Cloaked 02-21-2012 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by joyner1020 (Post 817696)
This was deff the way to go , I glassed them up and everything is good so far ..!

Agreed.

The PVC is Foxworthy material.. :D

89BigBlock 03-14-2012 09:31 PM

PVC?? Interesting. Anyone else other than Carlson do this? Heat is the first thing that comes to mind. Any plumbers out there that can confirm?


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