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Post Will there ever be a quiet mud motor?
That's really only the thing stopping me from getting a surface drive. The freedom outboards look a little suspect to me.

I mean come on, it can't be that hard. Closed loop cooling system, some kind of insulated cowling, and route the exhaust under water. I'm not saying make it as quiet as a 25 Yamaha four stroke, but at least make some kind of effort. Does anyone know if any companies are trying to develop something like this?


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I certainly hope so. I'm not a fan of the loud exhausts. I know after long hauls, it feels like i've been at a concert. I've started wearing earplugs to keep from losing my hearing. I did see a picture of a magnaflow on a mud buddy i believe. Looked ridiculous but i wonder how well it worked.

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Post Re: Will there ever be a quiet mud motor?
I would love one. It's hell to try and scout and yes I use binoculars. There are a lot of places we go where the is only one slew to run to get back to other places and these exhaust get birds up for 300 yards on either side when ridding through.


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Why not run the stock pipe in the winter?


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Why not run the stock pipe in the winter?

That's what i've gone to. I run a stock stainless during duck season and swap out in the spring when the ice melts.

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I was hunting the other morning and a stock GTXD EFI came by us, it was a lot quieter than my Old 35 GTR with the BPS Q. It just didn't sound as cool!!! :lol:

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I’ve run a flexible exhaust tube from autozone from my exhaust down to the waterline. It’s much better on my ears and I’ve had people tell me once I get 100 yards away or around a bend they can’t hear it anymore.


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I agree I started wearing ear plugs as well. I have the Q muffler and its louder than a stock exhaust in my opinion. I have to yell to talk to the guy sitting by me at WOT.


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I’ve run a flexible exhaust tube from autozone from my exhaust down to the waterline. It’s much better on my ears and I’ve had people tell me once I get 100 yards away or around a bend they can’t hear it anymore.


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Why not run the stock pipe in the winter?

People believe that is Ju Ju. You will increase restrictions and overall performance, BUT you will quiet it down.
Its a viable option.

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There are a lot of decent mufflers for autos that flow great, yet have a "TONE" that isn't obnoxious. If somebody could come up with one for a MM they would have a winner. There are a few up here running the VooDoo and although I live 3/4 mile from the launch, I can hear them 3 miles away in Gibbs Chute or when the run up to Hammond chute.


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I too wear earplugs now.

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I too wear earplugs now.


What?

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My first mm was a older go devil with a 25 kohler. When I bought it there was flex pipe running down to the shaft housing and bent outward toward the prop and held in place with a u bolt. That thing was nice and quiet and I could actually drive up on birds. But after talking to a few people they said it was causing to much back pressure so I pulled it off. After another year I custom built duals for it and made it even louder? :? Since then i've had 3 sd's and every muffler made except the voodoo and rapid from bps. Running a baffled mm now and have been for 3 years. Still loud though.

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What is Backpressure? Asking for a friend.

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What is Backpressure? Asking for a friend.


Is it like when you need to fart, but aren't in a place to do so, so you feel it pushing back at you?


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So I take it that no motor companies are making any efforts in this??


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So I take it that no motor companies are making any efforts in this??

The quietest exhaust is stock. It is restrictive. Other exhausts are built for performance, not to be quiet. Have you ever seen a quiet street or race car? Same concept here.

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So I take it that no motor companies are making any efforts in this??

The quietest exhaust is stock. It is restrictive. Other exhausts are built for performance, not to be quiet. Have you ever seen a quiet street or race car? Same concept here.


You mean besides a corvette? It's totally doable. And while most of the noise comes from the exhaust (which would be a simple water exhaust fix), quite a bit of the problem is engine noise, which is the nature of the beast with air cooled motors. A liquid cooled, cowled motor can fix that.


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dem0001 wrote:
I’ve run a flexible exhaust tube from autozone from my exhaust down to the waterline. It’s much better on my ears and I’ve had people tell me once I get 100 yards away or around a bend they can’t hear it anymore.


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Yes just adding to exhaust tip, making an “S” shape and stopping just short of the cavitation plate. Don’t have any pics on my phone but if I remember I’ll snap a couple tonight. Hasn’t hurt top end performance much. I drill holes in the bottom half of it to try to alleviate back pressure when I’m idling and the tube is underwater. When I’m on plane, the tube is just above the water line.


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I did a set of aggressive heads, tune and a couple touch ups on an otherwise stock efi prodrive. Lots of grunt for a heavy huntload, runs over 30 and quiet. One of my favorites for sho.


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That is why I advocate using a stock pipe if you want it quiet.

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The VooDoo is ridiculously loud. I've had a baffled Marshmellow since 2011 and I do not want to go any louder. Alot of my buddies have gone to the BPS Q.

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Will there ever be a quiet air boat?


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StumpJumper1 wrote:
So I take it that no motor companies are making any efforts in this??

The quietest exhaust is stock. It is restrictive. Other exhausts are built for performance, not to be quiet. Have you ever seen a quiet street or race car? Same concept here.


You mean besides a corvette? It's totally doable. And while most of the noise comes from the exhaust (which would be a simple water exhaust fix), quite a bit of the problem is engine noise, which is the nature of the beast with air cooled motors. A liquid cooled, cowled motor can fix that.


Vette's are loud when you're in the gas. If you run a q and keep your motor at 2k rpms, it won't be that loud either.


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The noise of an air cooled engine's fan is also pretty noisy. Look into the Hoss 75, It is a 1000 CC 3 cyl liquid cooled engine. It does come at a cost!

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dem0001 wrote:
I’ve run a flexible exhaust tube from autozone from my exhaust down to the waterline. It’s much better on my ears and I’ve had people tell me once I get 100 yards away or around a bend they can’t hear it anymore.


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Think I might try that just for..... well because I can!

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The new Q's aint as quiet as the older ones where that's for sure , but to me Stainless Works is where its at , very low mellow tone for sure and still performs. just my .02

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Think I might try that just for..... well because I can!


Your ears will thank you.


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The new Q's aint as quiet as the older ones where that's for sure , but to me Stainless Works is where its at , very low mellow tone for sure and still performs. just my .02


^^^^Who's this guy??? LOL

I'm about to get one of the new Q's. In my opinion, the older ones were quieter than stock exhausts. The newer ones have a larger outlet...along with the flex pipe headers. I'll report back after this weekend.

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pokey79 wrote:
The new Q's aint as quiet as the older ones where that's for sure , but to me Stainless Works is where its at , very low mellow tone for sure and still performs. just my .02


^^^^Who's this guy??? LOL

I'm about to get one of the new Q's. In my opinion, the older ones were quieter than stock exhausts. The newer ones have a larger outlet...along with the flex pipe headers. I'll report back after this weekend.


I’ve been running the new one for a few months. It’s pretty darn loud imo. Much louder than stock and louder than the old ones for sure.

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I've found that running through a turbo makes the exhaust significantly quieter than stock. The engine life tends to be shorter, however.


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Stu , did you revive that project?


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Stu , did you revive that project?

Will,
I made it work and it pushed a 24 x 60 Monark to 30 plus. It was a great learning excercise for an old "hot rodder" and had gobs of power, but was way too complicated for my general use. It required its own cooling and lub systems with associated pumps, radiators and plumbing. I learned a lot, but decided the block wouldn't handle the pressure in the long run. I tore it down and returned the engine to stock. Between 3000 and 4700 rpm it had a very pleasing sound and made that big old boat fly.
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Very cool Mr. Stu!


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pokey79 wrote:
The new Q's aint as quiet as the older ones where that's for sure , but to me Stainless Works is where its at , very low mellow tone for sure and still performs. just my .02


^^^^Who's this guy??? LOL

I'm about to get one of the new Q's. In my opinion, the older ones were quieter than stock exhausts. The newer ones have a larger outlet...along with the flex pipe headers. I'll report back after this weekend.

I just built a stage 2 motor with the new Q and its much louder and the exit is bigger along with the baffle holes are much larger 2! with a another stage 2 I built rite on side of the Q one I had a Stainless Works and the only difference was the stainless works was a deeper tone but not louder.

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DANG!!!!! :shock: :o Stainless Works for a mud motor is over $700......ouch!

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DANG!!!!! :shock: :o Stainless Works for a mud motor is over $700......ouch!

I have been looking at the stainless works as well, Can't figure why so expensive?


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