Originally Posted by Ribald
Suzuki folk at Ribex... were saying that, owing to the pollution/noise caused by the older 2-strokes they were likely to be banned by marianas, harbour authorities, etc. in order to meet the anti-pollution reqs of Kyoto (?)...
Pete, this sounds a bit like the X-RIB salesman who claimed that the RSR-700 "is an air boat, not a water boat"
I've read through one of the summaries of the Kyoto agreement and can't see anything about leisure boating pollution, and certainly nothing about noise - the Kyoto Summmit seems to be more concerned with "greenhouse gases" and a high level overview of polution control.
Anyway, imagine if any harbour authority decided to ban carburetted two-stroke motors - there would be a riot! There are so many around, and there would be a dredging problem as most people let them just fall off the transom, solving their disposal problem. And the smarter people would order a set of "Optimax", "HPDI" or "Four Stroke" stickers (and then claim "noisy tappets")!