MUFFLER REPLACEMENT & SIDESWIPE KIT

Fresh Air Exhaust makes stainless steel replacements for your boat’s fiberglass mufflers.

A fiberglass muffler WILL eventually deteriorate; sooner if your engine has ever overheated.  The mufflers for Direct Drive boats are in the floor, below the waterline.  If a direct drive muffler fails, the boat can sink.  We know as it happened to us.  My son was in the boat by himself, cruising down the lake.  He noticed water at his feet, turned around and realized the boat was filling up.  He managed to beach the boat.  Our fiberglass muffler had cracked under the hose clamp, the clamp became loose and the rubber hose slipped loose.  The boat was taking on water fast.

Catastrophic fiberglass muffler failure

The first picture above shows a muffler with a good fiberglass repair.  The next picture shows that the repaired muffler failed anyway, with a cracked end (yellow arrow).  This is the same type of crack that occurred to my boat.  If you ever find loose hose clamps on your fiberglass muffler, it is time to replace the muffler.  The third picture shows the end of a failed “barrel style” muffler, leaking water and Carbon Monoxide.  The last picture above shows a catastrophic fiberglass muffler failure.

Our stainless steel replacements cost less than fiberglass mufflers (typically at least half the price).  Since they are 100% stainless steel they will not fail if overheated; and they will most likely exceed the life of your boat.  Our muffler replacements set the industry standard with ends that are beaded for an even more secure connection.  And if your existing rubber hose is frayed we make the ends of the muffler replacement longer; no additional charge.

If you have a barrel style muffler, like a Malibu Silent Rider or the MasterCraft Silent Master, our muffler replacement eliminates the barrel, opening up your engine compartment; thus making engine maintenance easier.  Also by eliminating the barrel shipping costs much less than for a fiberglass muffler.

A boat with a FAE and our stainless muffler replacement is the quietest combination available.  For customers that want to replace their fiberglass mufflers without an FAE, we also make stainless steel mufflers with baffles installed.

We keep several replacement mufflers in stock. If your muffler is one we have not made previously we will provide you with simple measuring instructions.  Most of our muffler replacements ship within 3 days (fiberglass mufflers may take 3 weeks).  If your muffler is not in stock, you are welcome to call us and schedule your muffler replacement fabrication, just to be sure your boat has limited downtime.

If you would like to place an order, email or call: Mail@FreshAirExhaust.com or 512.647.7321

Side Swipe Replacement

The Centurion SideSwipe is loud and replacement parts are expensive.  With Fresh Air Exhaust your boat will be quieter and with better reduction in Carbon Monoxide reduction.  Our Side Swipe FAE replacement kit includes four stainless steel elbows for inside the boat, a Fresh Air Exhaust that mounts thru your transom, and two cover plates to cover over the side exhaust ports.

Also replacing your Side Swipe with Fresh Air Exhaust will give you more storage space in the rear lockers.

This project requires you to drill two holes thru the transom.  To undertake this job you should be comfortable with woodworking tools.  We will provide you with the template of where to drill the holes, we can supply the correct size hole saw, and we are available with technical assistance.  If you have your shop perform the installation we will be pleased to work with them as well.

If you would like to place an order, email or call: Mail@FreshAirExhaust.com or 512.647.7321