Fiberglass Mufflers

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Here at work I got a leaking fiberglass (Centak) exhaust. It is a wet exhaust with two 8" riser setups ( V 12 engine) ending one after the other at the front of the muffler. The muffler is off to one side right up over the reverse gear. Thing must be 3 or 4 feet in diameter.

The glass is delaminated on one of the riser tubes where a blue silicon coupling is clamped. Almost like a tear.

Is this worth fixing? Muffler body has some "plug" repairs from previous owner.
 

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Sure is, sounds like a simple fix too

Might as well toss some glass on the inside of the tube as well, won't make much of a change at all as to the performance of everything and will take a bit of stress off of things
 

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Good luck, those things are expensive

We usually reinforce the areas where clamps are going with either crush sleeves made from stainless steel or we just cut and slip in a piece of exhaust tubing on the inside of the piece we are clamping onto. Set the piece in a bit of hull and deck and glass the edges/seams. It's worked well for us.
 
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