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Arick

98 Sunsetter Muffler Delete

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Arick

So on this boat, the guy before me smoked 1 muffler.  He re-glassed it and it looks like absolute a**.  Not to mention, one of the baffles is completely loose inside. So I was wondering if I could attach an elbow to my 4" coming off the exhaust manifold. Then get some 4" flex and connect to the elbow.  I would then need some connector to pair up my 2 pieces of 4" hose.

Can anyone recommend anything?

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Woodski

@Arick:  To clarify, are you looking to substitute one of the original 2 mufflers (in line silencers?) with 4" flex and a piece of pipe?  Would work but not suppress noise on that side.  What is the dilemma of simply replacing the smoked muffler, price/availability?  If you are considering a 2-1 system, take a look at a Nautique, there exhaust is set up that way.

As an FYI I made my own exhaust system, 4" hose to ABS 45 degree elbow, 4" ABS pipe with a slip in silencer, 4" hose connected to 4" stainless tips.  Works great, PVC will also work and be slightly quieter inside the boat due to being a denser/heavier material.  Also, check out an old Martin Archer post on his home brew exhaust  

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Arick

Well.  My end goal was to spend the least amount of money.  Leaving in the old mufflers would facilitate that.  I just wasn't comfortable having a piece of plastic moving around in the muffler and potentially block the outlet and cause issues.  I'm still trying to figure out a way to break the piece all together so it comes out in small pieces. 

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Woodski

@Arick:  Got it, I like to call that being frugal, others like to call it being a cheap bast**d!  Instead of trying to have the broken baffle come out, why don't you simply cut the muffler in half, re-glass the baffle in place and the assemble the two muffler halves back together (by doing a fiberglass wrap around the outside).  The baffles are simply glassed in place internally.  If you google Primex and Centek you should bring up some pictures and parts to use as reference & if you google 'ski boat muffler repair' there are several threads on the subject.

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Michigan boarder

I removed the baffles (which are really just elbows) in mine, and installed STE's, and my exhaust is almost too quiet.  Here are some pics:

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