Ak Fishing News: New State Regs Make 50 hp 4-strokes Legal on the Kenai River in 2008
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New state regulations scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2008 will make 2-stroke 50 hp motors legal on the busy Kenai River. The current limit is 35 hp. The 50 hp limit is accompanied by a move away from 2-stroke engines which emit more pollutants.
The intention of the regulation is to make the river safer and cleaner to improve operator visibility by allowing boats to get up on step more quickly, and reduce pollutants from older engines.
Not everyone sees the regulation as beneficial. Read the Anchorage Daily News for more detail and this thread on the Alaska Fishing Forum.
An Alaska Department of Natural Resources news release has additional detail from the state perspective.
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