Summerhill Impact, in partnership with Honda Canada Inc. and supported by Environment Canada, are running the Clean Wake Program across Ontario until August 31, 2014. Recreational boaters can trade in their old two-stroke engine in exchange for a 10% discount towards the purchase of a new Honda four-stroke outboard engine. All old and inefficient two-stroke engines collected will be responsibly recycled through certified auto recyclers.
What's so bad about old conventional two-stroke outboard engines? As much as 30 percent of the fuel passes through the combustion chamber unburned, and goes directly into the water — that is equivalent to pouring one third of the fuel straight into the lake! In addition to water pollution, running an old conventional two-stroke engine releases smog-forming emissions that are harmful to the environment and our health.
Compared to conventional two-stroke engines, four-stroke outboard engines are:
- 90% cleaner
- 50% more fuel efficient
- 50% quieter
For more info visit www.cleanwake.ca