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Fresh Air Exhaust
Posted: 30 April 2011 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Here are photos of my fresh air exhaust on my 04 v215.  One of the best options I have added to the boat, it is quieter, and the fumes are gone.  The stereo even sounds better!

I went with the polished option.

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Posted: 03 May 2011 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I added the fresh air exhaust to my 08 v215 last season.  I noticed the improvement right away!  My boat is red and black, so I have the black finish.  I don’t have any problems with the paint peeling off yet.  The FAE has been on the boat for about 60 hours.

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Posted: 04 May 2011 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Added mine last season as well.  Had a problem with the paint starting to chip off, probably due to the down-pipe rubbing in the sand at the river (sometimes just cannot avoid it despite our best efforts).  By far the best mod we have done to the boat.  We mounted ours to the wake plate so we can remove the swim step if needed.  Will try to post up some pics eventually.

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Posted: 10 May 2011 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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what exactly is the purpose of this and what are the pros and cons of this mod. Also is this only for the v215 or will this be for the v210 as well any info would be great. Thanks

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Posted: 10 May 2011 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hi Chris

welcome to the forum! The fresh air exhaust is a great option for your boat.  it lowers the noise and fumes from the exhaust.  It makes such a difference you won’t know how you lived without it.  you can checkout the manufacturers website at http://www.freshairexhaust.com  They make it for many different boats.

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Posted: 10 May 2011 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Awesome thanks John for the info.

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Posted: 10 May 2011 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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clotus, please post pics.  My FAE will arrive later this week and I want to mount to fixed tab also.  thanks!

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Posted: 13 May 2011 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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clotus - 04 May 2011 08:16 PM

Added mine last season as well.  Had a problem with the paint starting to chip off, probably due to the down-pipe rubbing in the sand at the river (sometimes just cannot avoid it despite our best efforts).  By far the best mod we have done to the boat.  We mounted ours to the wake plate so we can remove the swim step if needed.  Will try to post up some pics eventually.

Really interested in seeing some close up photos of how you mounted this to your wake plate. We have V215 and have to pull the swim platform each time we go out for it to fit in the garage. I am interested in adding the FAE but need an alternative to attaching it to the swim platform. Thanks

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Posted: 13 May 2011 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Really interested in seeing some close up photos of how this can be mounted this to the wake plate. We have V215 and have to pull the swim platform each time we go out for it to fit in the garage. I am interested in adding the FAE but need an alternative to attaching it to the swim platform. Thanks

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Posted: 13 May 2011 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Boat is down in storage, but I will have it out next week and will snap some shots.  FAE was very helpful when we had questions and the kit came with everything.  It is essentially long bolts with solid spacers to lift the brackets from the tab instead of hanging down from the swim step.  It is a surprisingly strong set-up.  Can’t go wrong!

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Posted: 13 May 2011 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks for the quick response. Sounds like installation isn’t too bad. Is it something I can tackle on my own? Boat is the family “baby” so when in doubt I farm out the work! Thanks for offering to take the photos. Have you noticed any negative impacts from the installation?

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Posted: 13 May 2011 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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We are fairly mechanically inclined, but I think if you take your time it is definitely doable.  Hit up FAE and see if they can send you the install instructions and decide for yourself.  I am of the mindset it is worth a shot installing it yourself and if you get in over your head then pay someone.  I do not think there is anything that you can really screw up.  There are no negative impacts whatsoever from the install.  One of the best things we have done.  It is a must-have for surfing.

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Posted: 14 May 2011 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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In the middle of the install right now… broke one of the bolts so will wait till tomorrow to finish. So far, it is really pretty straightforward.  Drilling four holes in the wakeplate is the only thing that made me nervous, but it went fine.  The FAE feels VERY stout as mounted.  I think its going to hold up fine, just need to get some time on the water with it.  Here are a few pics - the drivers side is done, but need to secure the passengers side…

You can see that the bolts on the drivers side are flush and nyloc nuts are installed.  On the passenger side, you can see standard nuts on the bolts.  They’re all fit up, but the bolts need to be cut to size, then re-assemble using nyloc nuts.

The folded paper was just to ensure that the angle was the same for each of the tubes mounted to the wakeplate.

I think I may rotate the downpipe backward slightly after I get it all tightened up.  More pics to follow…

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Posted: 15 May 2011 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Nice install -  you’ll be very happy with the FAE.

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Posted: 15 May 2011 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Alright, just finisher ‘er up.  Now just gotta get it out on the lake.

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Posted: 15 May 2011 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Nice.  Mine looks just like above.  CamasSanger, you will like it!!

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