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I agree--if it isn't happening in gear at the dock, that makes drive train issues less likely. With mine, you could see the excessive movement in the shaft, and hear it, any time it was in gear.
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Good to know it's probably not a drivetrain issue. On the muffler -- do they have baffles? I was under the impression they were just empty inside and were fairly foolproof. I could take the hoses off I suppose and look inside.
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Your exhaust hose likely makes a big loop up under the cockpit or coaming before going to the exhaust fitting, in many cases this hose is not secured. As you pump the 'slugs' of water through that hose might be giving a 'kick'. This could be hitting the side of the cockpit well and those are the thumps you hear.

Our boat does this occasionally, but relatively quietly. If you can view the hose underway you'll know soon enough.... FWIW
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Fixed it! The correct answer: a blockage somewhere in the raw water cooling was causing the white smoke and loud banging (which I believe was backpressure?). After testing the injectors (were fine), I decided to dismantle the entire exhaust system and clean the cooling passages. Reinstalled and smoke/banging were gone. Have run it for about 20 hours since and all is good ... or at least I am back to the old problems and no new ones.

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