> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Lots of life left for 2 strokes: OEDA
Lots of life left for 2 strokes: OEDA

'Lindsay Grenfell, executive officer of OEDA.'    MIAA
Australian boat owners shouldn’t hesitate to buy a 2-stroke engine if it suits their needs, according to the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA).

'It’s time to clear up some confusion which is circulating in the boating community at the moment,' said OEDA’s Executive Officer, Lindsay Grenfell.

'Some people believe, and others have been lead to believe, there’s no point buying a 2 stroke outboard because they’re about to be outlawed by the Federal Government. That is simply wrong.'

OEDA – which represents companies that produce conventional 2 stroke, 2 stroke Direct Injection and 4 stroke engines – has been closely following and assisting Canberra’s current deliberations on ways to reduce emissions from marine engines.

'The latest we have from the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is that any decision is effectively a number of years away,' Lindsay said.

The Department is still considering which of three options is the best way to proceed. If the Department decides to take action, then new legislation and supporting regulation will have to be drawn up and approved – a lengthy process in itself.

Then, depending on the decision, all state and territory jurisdictions would need time to implement those regulations.

'Even then, the new rules will be focused on the sale of new engines. No-one is suggesting people will go around confiscating existing 2 strokes,' Lindsay said.

OEDA strongly supports the move to low emission technology and its members (Mercury, Yamaha and Tohatsu) have introduced more than 64 new generation 3 Star Ultra Low emission engines into the Australian market over the last few years.

'Thanks to new technology, today’s 4 stroke and 2 stroke Direct Injection engines are fantastic low-emission options for most people but there are still some applications which require the traditional 2 stroke outboard,' Lindsay said.

'And it’s these people who shouldn’t be confused or bamboozled into thinking they shouldn’t get the best engine for the job.'

OEDA members represent approximately 70% of all outboard sales and 70% of outboard dealerships across Australia.

More at www.oeda.com.au


by OEDA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96974

3:22 AM Tue 8 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News

Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,










Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,








Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore










Power to the people at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,


SCIBS VIP lounge back bigger and better in 2014 by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,




Singapore Yacht Show 2014. And another thing… by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore
































Mondo Marine invests in Chinese shipyard
Aqualuma partners with ASMEX 2014 for Welcome function
Kaohsiung to welcome the world for 1st Taiwan International Boat Show *Feature
Changed boating conditions for ski race on Clarence River
Royal Victoria Cup - Cable, Hockney and Shipley victorious
Channel 7 stage returns to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Hainan Rendezvous: suffering from a hangover?
Palm Beach International Boat Show shows healthy attendance
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show - this weekend!
Coastal infrastructure and species loss - Climate Change consequences *Feature
rescueME PLB1 – safety assured in one compact, light package *Feature
Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned
All Marine Spares hits the boat show trail in a trailer *Feature
Royal Victoria Cup to take place this weekend
Rowers and ferry masters encouraged to share waterways safely
Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum
New generation trawler boats - tradition with a twist
Arvor releases new Sportsfish range
AIMEX focuses on commercial show in Asia
Further Australian growth for Stabicraft
Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day'   
Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June   
FinScan digital switching fitted to new rescue vessels   
Kids' Zone a drawcard at Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show   
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle welcomes Engel as stage sponsor   
BIAV appoints new GM   
Trash to Treasure - A seafood story   
Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow   
Maritime Alert - Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
PWC riders brave South Island waters raise $93,000 for melanoma fight   
Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to take place this July   
12 weeks til Melbourne Boat Show   
First deadline for SCIBS exhibitors looms March 24   
Paul Burt, boating guru, is the face of Sanctuary Cove Boat Show   
Marine Industry loses a loyal servant: Vale Gunter Bruckner   
Positive pass mark for new venue   
Couran Cove signs lease deal with Hope Island Marina   
Phones outpace PCs and TV as preferred device   
UIM Awards Giving Gala - Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy for RYA   
Grand Prix of Qatar - World champ claims victory on home waters   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW