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Again more great photos !

April 10 2012 at 6:33 PM
Paul  (no login)


Response to Re: Thanks guys, great info

Hello Horst,

If you have the swim platform done then go with it, they're nice and everyone who has one seems to like them, but if you have not started that you might just leave it off. The boats look good without the appendage and they do tend to scoop water under some conditions depending on how close they are to the water and what model of boat they are attached to.

I saw the muffler, is that some sort of German marine installation? These boats do just fine with no muffler unless you have noise regulations, and even then they are not very loud without mufflers. The exhaust pipes on this model are exceptionally long and this tends to quiet things down.

Thanks again for the photos, they're great.

Regards,

Paul

 
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