There have been a few exhaust threads lately, wet vs dry, runs, angles, lots of good stuff. One question i have is why some exhausts were put out the side of the hull instead of running all the way back. at one point in my boats life the exhaust was run pretty much straight to the side of the boat and out from the turbo, then they patched it (very roughly patched) and ran the exhaust to the back. any benefit of putting it out the side vs the back, other than length of run? heres a picture of my boat, i put the white square around where the exhaust used to come out, and a new 32 mitchell cove with exhaust out the side.