Boat engines are going to have to get cleaner in California to comply with new laws that go into effect in 2008. Boating Magazine’s website features a story on how catalytic converters have been adapted for marine use to reduce emissions.
Indmar Marine has created an engine called the Indmar 5.7 liter ETX/CAT that features an exhaust catalyst system.
According to the article, catalytic converters were once thought to be too hot to put in a boat engine. Temperature control was one of many issues that had to be worked out to create a cleaner boat engine.
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