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jzk 05-01-2014 11:19 PM

Legality of 2 strokes.
 
I want to buy a 2 stroke outboard. For me, the benefit of the lighter weight outweighs any of the benefits of the 4 stroke such as efficiency and the convenience of not pre-mixing.

Does anyone know the regulations regarding the sale of new 2 strokes? They can be had on ebay.

Stumble 05-01-2014 11:44 PM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
The regulation actually has to do with how environmentally friendly they are which is why some large 2 strokes are still available. But the smaller ones can't be imported new or sold new into the country. If you buy it elsewhere or it's used you can still use it.

jzk 05-02-2014 12:42 AM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
Just out of curiosity, do you have a link to the regulation?

Thanks.

Stumble 05-02-2014 02:44 AM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
I don't. The rule was passed in 2004 or thereabouts. If you could find the actual rule it would probably look a lot like a scientific paper on emissions since instead of just outlawing 2 strokes it set emissions requirements for small engines.

knuterikt 05-02-2014 04:53 AM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jzk (Post 1796842)
Just out of curiosity, do you have a link to the regulation?

Thanks.


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Stumble 05-02-2014 05:00 AM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
Good find... Of course I have no idea in the world what any of that says... I assume it either has to do with engines or the recipe for peanut butter.

JimsCAL 05-02-2014 09:45 AM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
While older 2-strokes are grandfathered, some specific bodies of water have bans on them (like Lake Tahoe and Lake Mead). Pretty sure on the Great Lakes where it looks like you are, you should be fine.

DRFerron 05-02-2014 12:36 PM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jzk (Post 1796642)
I want to buy a 2 stroke outboard. For me, the benefit of the lighter weight outweighs any of the benefits of the 4 stroke such as efficiency and the convenience of not pre-mixing.

Does anyone know the regulations regarding the sale of new 2 strokes? They can be had on ebay.

Evinrude sells a 2-stroke.

http://www.evinrude.com/en-US/extra/data

I'm curious. Why would you have a problem buying one?

svHyLyte 05-02-2014 01:02 PM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DRFerron (Post 1798186)
I'm curious. Why would you have a problem buying one?

Finding a vendor that actually carries/sells them.

DRFerron 05-02-2014 01:05 PM

Re: Legality of 2 strokes.
 
OK. Thanks. He mentioned the legality and regulations of buying one. I thought I was missing something.


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