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The real problem with the leaking muffler isn't water or CO2, but CO, which will kill you stone cold dead. You should probably also have a CO detector installed on your boat. Cheap insurance against getting CO poisoning.

Common symptoms of CO poisoning:

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Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning or other illnesses and can have a long term health risk if left unattended. Some of the symptoms are the following.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mild nausea
  • Mild headaches
Moderate levels of CO exposure can cause death if the following symptoms persist for a long measure of time.
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness
High levels of CO can be fatal causing death within minutes.
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