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Old 28-05-2015, 05:17   #1
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Two Cycle Outboards

Coming back from the islands I had bought a 2-cycle Tohatsu 5.6 HP outboard. Is this legal to use in the USA or do I have to buy a new one?
The 2 cycle is so much lighter than my previous 4-cycle Honda.
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Old 28-05-2015, 05:21   #2
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Re: Two Cycle Outboards

That motor is totally illegal in the U.S.
You could send it to me and I'll be sure to get rid of it appropriately for you. The fee by the way would be minimal, although there will be shipping charges.

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Old 28-05-2015, 05:32   #3
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The motor is legal to use. You just can't buy new ones in the US anymore.
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Old 28-05-2015, 06:26   #4
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Re: Two Cycle Outboards

There are some freshwater lakes on which they are now disallowed from what I understand.
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Old 28-05-2015, 07:44   #5
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Re: Two Cycle Outboards

Not to start an argument I believe it's technically illegal, based on it's date of manufacture. I believe older outboards are grandfathered in, like older cars for example
I also believe there is zero chance of that ever coming up, or close to zero anyway.
I wouldn't worry about it
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Old 28-05-2015, 08:14   #6
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Enjoy your new engine. You may not use it at Lake Tahoe California.

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