About Us

Fresh Air Exhaust (FAE) was invented in 2004 by Larry Mann, DC.  Larry originally began Fresh Air Exhaust to help save the sport of Wake Surfing.  At the time, the sport was under serious threat due to concerns of the Carbon Monoxide danger.  “I went out to prove that boats and Wake Surfing were safe.  The first time I tested the Carbon Monoxide (CO) level at the back of the boat I measured CO that was at lethal levels; I developed a new respect for Carbon Monoxide dangers present in boats”.

The first Fresh Air Exhaust (FAE) was made at home in the garage, shaping the downpipe with a hammer on the driveway (and looked like it); but it worked exceedingly well. Larry spent months refining the FAE and conducting Carbon Monoxide tests. He published his findings on the internet where they caught the attention of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard had the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) investigate. The CDC spent 2 days evaluating FAE. On the first day they strapped about 20 CO meters all around and behind the boat. We operated the boat for several hours without FAE. On the second day, with FAE installed and after verifying that all the CO equipment was operating properly, they asked us to put the boat into forward gear. At that point, one of the techs said “something just happened to all of our equipment”; the drop in CO levels was that dramatic. Their independent study reported a reduction of Carbon Monoxide levels of at least 90% with FAE.

Fresh Air Exhaust works by injecting the boat’s exhaust gases into the prop wash, and moves the gases away from the boat. This is done by connecting the FAE to the existing exhaust outlets. Consequently, the prop wash pushes the exhaust away from the back of the boat, where it surfaces anywhere from 100-300 feet behind the boat.

Fresh Air Exhaust reduces Carbon Monoxide levels up to 98%
FAE reduces exhaust noise levels up to 75%
FAE Sucks …..the exhaust out of the boats engine.

“FAE is patented; an American made, family owned and operated business.”