After you install the FAE you'll be able to ride like this:
I'm only kidding, but as you can see, my son James rides at an incredible level and part of that is due to the fact that we are out wakesurfing all the time. We haven't even taken a wakeboard with us in over 3 months.
I was worried like you, about the CO issue and the FAE is the only aftermarket product to address this. Just from a parental standpoint, this product will give TONS of peace of mind.
The noise reduction was amazing. My '03 Tige 23V was louder than most boats stock, not sure why, but after the FAE you can have a conversatiion inside the boat without SCREAMING!
This winter I'm going to have the folks at Neptunes "pimp" my stereo
I had refrained from this before. Simply put the boat was too loud before and I didn't want to fry my eardrums so that my teenage son could hear. Now I think some skilled designers can help us achieve both.
The installation was easy. I was telling Larry that I have a broken back. I ALMOST have more metal holding my spine together than the FAE is made of!
While it was a bit harder for me than I expected, merely because of having to work in a position that my spine wasn't fond of...my son and I were able to install it in about 3 or so hours.
It's an intangible that isn't addressed much anywhere else, but I'll tell you from my own experience. The product is worth it's weight in gold for the peace of mind you'll have that first time a youngster rides behind your boat.
(Message edited by surfdad on October 15, 2005)