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Old 17-01-2005, 06:43 PM   #1
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Sneaky B'stards

Didn't notice this one being slipped in!......

"The RCD comes into effect in January 2006, when all new pleasure boats powered by four-stroke engines will be required to comply with certain sound and exhaust emission limits. Maximum noise emissions have been set at 67dbp for 10kW engines and below, 72db for 10kW-40kW engines and 75db for those over 40kW, with a 3db allowance for multiple engine installations"

Looks like the end for straight thru exhausts!
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Old 17-01-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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Bummer.

How noisy is my engine then or any merc wreving to 8000rpm with a offshore leg?
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Old 17-01-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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Bloody legislation next we will have gatsos in the solent!
This is only for new boats, so doesn't stop the owners getting rid of the silencers.
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Old 17-01-2005, 07:08 PM   #4
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sod them mines two stroke anyways. what they gonna do they gotta catch you first
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