Re: Calif. Regs on Outboards and Jet Skis
Martin A. Flynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon Jul 06 09:48:10 1998
At 09:05 AM 7/6/98 CDT, you wrote:
>I thought this article might be of interest to the list. While this may
only immediately effect Ships in California, many of us are the cause of
some of the supporting statistics, especially those of us with old
outboards. In brief, 1 jet ski or outboard motor produces as much to air
pollution as 50 cars!
>Ship 1942, Arlington, VA
Considering the "spin" that many reporters will put on a story, is there
any way to obtain the source documents such as the CARB (California Air
Resources Board) minutes?
Another stunning comparison noted by the air board staff was that
exhaust emissions from two hours of a jet ski's operation is "equivalent to
the emissions from a 1998 passenger car" operated for about 130,000 miles.
The above statement is a classic example - Perhaps in regard to certain
individual pollutants, this may be true, but as an absolute, it can't be true.
Assuming the car gets 28 MPG, it will have burned 4642 gallons of fuel
and the jet ski burns 4? It does seem a bit unlikely.
Martin A. Flynn - CR
Sea Scout Ship 243, BSA
Watchung Area Council / NJ