Latest & Greatest: April 2003
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By Capt. Patrick Sciacca — April 2003
Nobody wants to end his or her day on the water with a sore throat from trying to talk above the babel of whining diesels. And although sound attenuation has come a long way since the invention of earplugs, anything that keeps more-than-necessary sound at bay is welcome.
To help reduce intake noise, Walker Engineering has developed a series of air filters called Everquiet that can be used on older MAN and MTU engines. Each filter in the series has a built-in silencer, the technology of which is being kept under wraps for now but is said to reduce and eliminate the wince-inducing turbo whine that occurs at certain rpm levels. The filter also uses a newly designed mounting clamp that puts an end to the need for a turbo connection hose.
Everquiet air filters are available through Walker dealers. Pricing information was not available at presstime.
Walker Engineering Phone: (818) 252-7788. www.walkerairsep.com.
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This article originally appeared in the March 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.