Originally Posted by Pete7
Yes but I don't see the manufacturers complaining, afterall then now get to sell there latest technology engines Pete
But without the emissions regs, do you really thing they would be investing in that technology? - I can just see it in the board room - "Hey, we;'ve just invented a heavier, bigger engine for the same horsepower than the previous generation - we can sell it for more money"!!!
Have you ever heard anyone say "Gee, I wish my car / outboard had as low a CO2 output as that - I must go & buy one"? If that was what really mattered to the buying public then all the rib & engine makers, Bnliner, Sunseeker etc etc would not be in business 'coz we'd all be out in our Moodys / Jennaus / Wayfarers etc, and would be cycling to the marina.
Bottom line is without the emissions rules I doubt 4- stroke outboards would be where they are today. I agree with Loco - unless the whole world sings the same tune, 2 stroke (and a lot of other old fuel - of any type - burning technology) will still be made and sold.