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Old 04-05-2007, 18:51
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New US Emmission regs

As you may have heard or read about in the June issue of Powerboat, new inboard and stern-drive engine emission standards from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be put into effect starting Jan. 1.

Essentially, CARB is requiring that all new engines (less than 500 horsepower) registered in California beginning in 2008 be built to comply with a 4-Star CARB rating regulating HC (Hydrocarbons, or unburned fuel) and NOx (Nitrogen Oxides, a smog contributor). The EPA (Environment Protection Agency) plans to implement the same standards across the country but not for a few years.

The same CARB standards will apply to high-performance engines greater than 500 horsepower starting in 2009. The legislation has engine builders concerned as it requires engines to use catalytic converters in order to meet the emissions levels currently mandated. None of the high-performance engines on the market meet those standards, and development costs associated with new engines could seriously impact the performance-boat industry.

A group within the industry is hoping to change the restrictions. They aren't against cleaner engines, they just aren't sure the standards are achievable, especially within a year for just one state.

They are collecting facts and evidence to show the proposed standards could hurt the industry, and are asking for high-performance boaters with engines greater than 500 hp to complete a brief survey.

To participate in the survey and for more information, visit www.hpboatsurvey.com.
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Old 04-05-2007, 20:58
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Re: New US Emmission regs

The Worlds going bloody mad.
Having these restrictions on cars is one thing but boat engines as a rule are not run everyday and the amout of pollution is negligable.
catalytic converters on boat engines??? Whats next SPEED CAMERAS?
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Old 04-05-2007, 21:51
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It seems like old boats will be worth more than new ones because of their status.
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Old 06-05-2007, 18:26
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Re: New US Emmission regs

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The Worlds going bloody mad.
Having these restrictions on cars is one thing but boat engines as a rule are not run everyday and the amout of pollution is negligable.
catalytic converters on boat engines??? Whats next SPEED CAMERAS?
Robbie,

I agree but the speed camera idea would never work as the white lines would keep on washing away ............

Sorry mate couldn't resist that one !!!!!
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Old 06-05-2007, 22:38
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Re: New US Emmission regs

who says you need white lines for a speed camera,

Just need the lazer gun for speed detection,

They have one in LH so watch out Nick
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:36
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They shoul take a look at the pollution that is billowing out of the funnels of the worlds knackered out , beyond economical use, sould be scrapped immediatly, merchant fleet before hassling the knew fit for use leisure boats.
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Trouble is though, boating is a rich mans pastime. Because of this it is only right that boat owners should pay far more for their fuel, and then pay out even more to make sure the small amount of pollusion they make is reduced to vertually zero. Even if only one small piece of kelp is saved it must be worth it.

We are in a time when the nutters of years ago are now given a voice and made to feel important. If someone doesn't agree with them then they are anti-eco, anti green, or racist.

This usually means there's a whole bunch of other people making a whole load of money on the backs of the deluded nutters.

But I might be wrong.
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Old 08-05-2007, 15:18
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Gotta get in the right place at the right time then.

Best I take a course in white paper writing?
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Robbie,

I could not agree with you more. There are too many highly paid people in this world who make a living out of finding ways to screw other people and spending hours trying to work out the best way not to do there own job.
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Sorry about that ............... bad day the office
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