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Old 04-26-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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There are no restrictions per-se, but starting in 2006 (and getting stricter a few years later) are emissions standards for ALL new outboards. "Old technology" 2 strokes will never pass, so there are new two stroke designs (usually some type of fuel injection) that greatly clean up the two stroke exhaust and allow them to meet the new emissions standards. There are also an increasing number of four stroke options.

There ARE a few places out west (mostly California I think) where two strokes are banned unless they are the new low emission type. I think around here, the older motors will be grandfathered.


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