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Old 05-22-2014, 05:26 PM
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Rockman, were you the one who had problems with the aluminum strip inside the motor box? If so, did you get it back in shape? Did you use rivets?
Yes, have not touched it yet ...we are using the boat this weekend so what I am going to do it to cut out the damaged pieces and see if I can stamp them out next week and put it back...rivots will most likely be the way to go...just hate to to it that way but I do not have any other options right now...
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:27 PM
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On the product that I bought....don't know that I would buy it solely for acoustical performance. Of course I am the guy that rolls his window down at a stop light to hear a good V8 take off. (Also Porsches'). Those sounds never get old for me...so I have kinda trained my hear to listen to my boat when in use. Mainly bought for looks and for the wifey who wanted a quieter boat. Her first time out is this weekend...so i plan on asking her.
LOL...SAME here...
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:40 PM
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My wife noticed a difference, 36 is the point where the noise seems to get back to normal level; 28-34 is really nice but you can still hear the exhaust note but now at the back of the boat
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:04 PM
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Rockman, were you the one who had problems with the aluminum strip inside the motor box? If so, did you get it back in shape? Did you use rivets?
I'm not Rockman but I re-riveted the aluminum strip. Was easy. Rivets and tools are cheap.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:44 PM
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Just finished install the Mcmaster foam.Making the templates is the hardest part.
Did a good job,3 pieces only,no patches!
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:46 PM
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Just finished install the Mcmaster foam.Making the templates is the hardest part.
Did a good job,3 pieces only,no patches!
No pictures = didn't happen
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:47 PM
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Just finished install the Mcmaster foam.Making the templates is the hardest part.
Did a good job,3 pieces only,no patches!
Pics will be the final judge.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:34 PM
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I'm not Rockman but I re-riveted the aluminum strip. Was easy. Rivets and tools are cheap.
I just did mine too. 1/8" by 1/4" aluminum rivets were what it took. I already had the rivet gun and fortunately I was able to find it in the garage. O'Reilly had the rivets.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...2306&ppt=C1983
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:41 PM
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My wife noticed a difference, 36 is the point where the noise seems to get back to normal level; 28-34 is really nice but you can still hear the exhaust note but now at the back of the boat
So slower speeds (22-25) it makes a big difference in noise level?
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:18 AM
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McMaster foam for me. Great cost-benefit, easy install. Held up great for 4 years, then I sold the boat.

We ski at 34 and 36 mph, never did a ton of cruising around at slow speed. The foam upgrade took the noise level from "Don't bother talking you can't yell loud enough", to "Lean close and talk loudly".

Those are very scientific ratings, measured on a scale of 1-'ear bleed'.
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