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It's the Law


Vessel operators may not hear sound signals or voices if the engine is not adequately muffled.

The exhaust of every internal combustion engine used on any vessel must be muffled or baffled and water injected (except those engines where the exhaust goes through the lower unit or outdrive) so as to decrease noise.

Enforcement officials are authorized to submit vessels to noise level tests and cite vessel operators whose vessels are not in compliance.

Many Georgia lakes also have specific laws prohibiting vessels from making excessive or disturbing levels of noise.