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    Default Is my boat going to be to loud for Havasu?

    Planning a trip to Havasu next month and wondering about the noise restrictions? I have a stock 500 EFI with CMI wet headers no mufflers. Will I have a problem with the water cops with this setup? Its a long trip from Colorado and don't want to have my week ruined. Do I need to put a set of mufflers on? If so what brand do you recommend? I don't know what the noise level of my boat is now?

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    Wet headers should be ok, I run a set of gibsons bullets and it does quiet down quite abit. As for mufflers do your research, really depends on your budget and what look you like.

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    I don't get hassled and mine is loud
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    Mine is straight - no mufflers, no turbulators - just rubber flaps and water. They are a foot above the water line AND inside the molded swimstep, which makes an echo chamber. It's quite boomy and loud. I have had LHPolice boat right behind me idling through the channel and they went right past me.

    I have clamp-on Gibsons in the engine compartment, just in case.
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    Is there a benefit to being so loud in a recreational setting? Noise is constantly an issue with motorcycles. We throw hundreds of thousands of dollars at noise related issues at the AMA. I know loud pipes are the aqua equivelant to a lifted truck but it costs everyone. I'd say if you have to ask if your boat's too loud, it prolly is.
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