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Old 04-08-2005, 09:38 AM
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They want to put catylatic converters on boats, just like cars and trucks have.

thats crap. thats all we need is to have to stuff more junk that we dont need into the already confined space that we have.

dont people know that if we are going to put anything in the engine compartment that it will be bigger motors!
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Think about the heat a converter makes. They will have to be waterjacketed for sure. How heavy do you think that will be? And 2 per motor!!
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Think about the heat a converter makes. They will have to be waterjacketed for sure. How heavy do you think that will be? And 2 per motor!!
If that is indeed the case, there will be a "grandfather" clause for old boats and it would apply only to new boats being produced. I'm all about being "Old School" !!!
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If that is indeed the case, there will be a "grandfather" clause for old boats and it would apply only to new boats being produced. I'm all about being "Old School" !!!
That would mean that all the "old" boats would increase in value . I hope it doesn't happen though.
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It would be really tough to put cats on boats. Operating temps of 600 degrees plus and the rich mixtures marine engines run would spell cat fires for sure. As for the muffler law, don't sweat it. We have one and as long as its a "sound muffling device", its legal, no matter how loud your boat is
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:26 AM
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So far the only legislation I'm finding in regards to boats is:
S.421

And that's not a threat. Unless I'm missing some good search words, nothing is showing up for the current Congressional Session.

You can search Legislative information at http://thomas.loc.gov/
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At least I know that I'm not the only person that saw that!!!


Thanks for the history lesson and having to remember toooooo long ago
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At least I know that I'm not the only person that saw that!!!

No you are not. I can remember many a glorious Sat. mornings as a kid sitting on the couch eating my cereal and seeing those. Good times they were.
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Default Re: Federal law to require Mufflers on boats????

I bet if school house rock were still on the air every saturday, some of the posts on this and other forum boards would be easier to read and understand. Seems like being semi-literate these days is good enough for kids I am going to try and find that dvd for my daughter to watch
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I bet if school house rock were still on the air every saturday, some of the posts on this and other forum boards would be easier to read and understand. Seems like being semi-literate these days is good enough for kids I am going to try and find that dvd for my daughter to watch
Amen.
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