Is there such a thing as an environmental engine? Can something that emits exhaust gas, CO2 and noise while depleting fuel resources ever be described as ‘environmental’?

Is there such a thing as an environmental engine? Can something that emits exhaust gas, CO2 and noise while depleting fuel resources ever be described as ‘environmental’?

Environmental engines

Is there such a thing as an environmental engine? Can something that emits exhaust gas, CO2 and noise while depleting fuel resources ever be described as ‘environmental’? The answer is a qualified ‘yes’. Engines cannot be described as environmentally friendly. Yet there is a clear difference between an engine…

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Translating the jargon

Most outboard engines feature logos such as ‘EU 2006’ and CARB 2008’ that refer to different engine emission standards. So what do these actually mean to the British consumer?

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Competition

Win a Honda generator/ outboard package to the value of £2000. For the opportunity to win your choice of these acclaimed products, simply click on the link below

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How to save a gallon

With the ever-increasing price of fuel, here are some tips to squeeze even more economy out of your four-stroke outboard – or indeed any marine engine, for that matter.

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News index

New Honda-powered Finnmaster boats on display at the Southampton Boat Show

Visitors to the 2005 Southampton Boat Show (September 16 – 25) will notice three new Honda-powered boats moored within its ‘try a boat’ section: the Finnmaster 5300 Open, 5700 Open and 6100 MC.

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Honda launches new Marine products at Southampton Boat Show

Honda’s advanced technology will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show

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Honda’s biggest and best stand yet at this year’s Southampton Boat Show

Honda will bring its biggest-ever stand to this year’s Southampton Boat Show (16-25 September)

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Girls on top as lady racers take national powerboating title

Shelley Jory (34) from Southampton and Libby Keir (23) from London, would seem unlikely participants in the testosterone filled world of powerboating.

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How to choose an engine

Matching the right horsepower to your boat is crucial to ensuring a safe and balanced boating package. In most cases there is a choice of engine size for a particular hull with a minimum and a maximum rating within the safety guidelines. These recommendations should be strictly observed.

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2-stroke vs. 4-stroke – Honda powerboat racing

The world’s first 4-stroke marine engine – the GB30 – was developed by Honda in 1964. Over the years, the power output of Honda’s outboards increased until the BF130 was introduced in 1999. Even though 4-stroke engines grew in popularity during this time…

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