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Thread: Mud motors

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    Default Mud motors

    I have been asked to get your opinion on this topic. It is not my idea nor have I formed an opinion.

    We all know mud motors are loud and contribute to a waterfowl disturbance problem.

    This question goes a step further. Apparently there is a trend to install aftermarket "performance mufflers" that have a small improvement in horsepower but a large increase in engine noise. Some have removable baffles that are removed to call attention to the boater.

    The poll question is: Should there be a state wide ban on the use of these loud mufflers during duck season?
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    They also have aftermarket performance mufflers to quiet them down, I own one. Its a noticeable difference, when I got my new motor the first thing that hit me was I have got to get this muffler switched out ASAP.
    Good to talk, see you out there!

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    We don’t need more rules. We need more common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abarill View Post
    We don’t need more rules. We need more common sense.
    Haven't seen a positive trend in that category in a while.
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    i'm still not sure who the hell invited BSD
    that's all I got
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarill View Post
    We don’t need more rules. We need more common sense.
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    I have a 13hp long tail with a header. Welded on a muffler from a 500cc ninja motor cycle. So much quieter.


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    We had enough sense to ban airboats ……
    Be proactive about improving public waterfowl habitat in South Carolina. It's not going to happen by itself, and our help is needed. We have the potential to winter thousands of waterfowl on public grounds if we fight for it.

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    How about a state wide ban on loud mufflers on everything. Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, the works.

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    I voted yes.

    The public benefit outweighs the private "right" to annoy the F*** out of the rest of us and disturb the whole dang lake/river. Since common sense has obviously not prevailed , i see limited options except for implementing a restriction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOGSTER View Post
    We had enough sense to ban airboats ……
    This. There is no place for all that noise during times when migratory birds are present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    How about a state wide ban on loud mufflers on everything. Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, the works.
    I can get behind this. Some of those squatted trucks are so loud I'm sure those guys will be deaf by 50.

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    The only ban on airboats is from upper santee river to 95 on marion, you can run them anywhere else during the season besides below the salt/freshwater line.
    Good to talk, see you out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remy View Post
    I can get behind this. Some of those squatted trucks are so loud I'm sure those guys will be deaf by 50.
    It's awful. Trucks, yes. Now we have these japanese "drifters" rolling around in glorified roller skates makin' racket too. Donorcycles used to be the majority of it but it's spreading like crazy to other "hey look at me" groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.S.D. View Post
    They also have aftermarket performance mufflers to quiet them down, I own one. Its a noticeable difference, when I got my new motor the first thing that hit me was I have got to get this muffler switched out ASAP.
    Good on you. A real issue would be expecting law enforcement to recognize louder or softer because of the part change.
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    so if it is a stock muffler is that ok? what about those outboard with drilled out exhaust? or are we banning all mud motors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abarill View Post
    We don’t need more rules. We need more common sense.
    Well, we all know that ain't happening, so I say ban not only the mufflers, but the motors as well
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    I don't like mud motors. I owned a long tail years ago, I've been in an outboard ever since. A mm would make my life much easier hunting wise, but I hate hearing it.

    I also don't like the government telling me what I can/can't own or use though.

    If I had to make a rule, it would be to not allow them over a certain decibel, but that seems nit picky and a bitch to regulate.

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    A quiet mud motor can still tear across a backwater shallow flat and spook birds into the next county

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    Reckon we should ban Apache Helicopters from flying over the swamp too????
    Good to talk, see you out there!

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