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Thank you for your input and that video. That's a nice XK-22 you have. Reminds me alot of the XK-19 I had briefly before my Lancer 23' (wife wanted a boat with a v-berth and head). I agree, the rumble of the exhaust is great, and not too loud. I may just keep the thru hull exhaust after all.
On another point, I'm finding that alot of the details on my 23' Lancer are identical to the XK-22 of the same era (ie bow light, stern light, throttle, etc). I'm always looking for shinier parts to replace the pitted ones my boat came with. I'm competing with all the XK-22 owners so I'm finding parts are rather scarce. Thanks again for your input.