Originally posted by matiboy
My head hurts...
- hey, here's another thought: There's a product, Ecoflow, http://www.mghmarketing.co.uk
which is basically a big magnet which is clamped around the fuel line. Anyway, it's claimed by the manufacturers and marketing company that it will increase fuel efficiency by about 10%ish. When I worked for the Army, an enterprising squaddie was selling these to all his mates, civil serveants and civilian staff alike, and apparently they reckoned that they really worked well.
I also did some work for Broquet International Limited years ago http://www.broquet.com,
and they seemed to have a very credible product.
Never tried any of these products myself, but with the cost of fuel for boats being even more significant than cars, I guess that the payoff of better efficiency bears consideration.
Any chemists specialising in hydrocarbons out there?