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Old 05-12-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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A Bug Disrupter ??

Was reading through interesting boats and looking through the photos of
2010 Custom Long Range Power Trimaran I spotted a photo of a BUG DISRUPTER.


Anyone have a clue if they work or should I stick to using Gun Oil in my diesel
"O" They are made in NZ
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:02 PM   #2
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A capable vessel. Too bad its the color of a lifeboat.
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The Bug Disrupter looks like a rectangular Algae-X unit
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There are plenty of people who use them, including Steve Dashew.

https://www.setsail.com/preventing-fuel-algae/

I don't use things I don't understand, and I don't understand how a magnet can affect fungi such as hormoconis resininae (diesel bugs).

Concentrate on keeping the water out of the fuel. The bugs need water to survive.

btw - Interesting boat, - Are you planning a singlehanded circumnavigation?
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It looks like it's missing the mast... I certainly wouldn't want a trimaran without a mast, even if it had 4000 gallons of fuel and a 6 inch draft.
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That went off track quick
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The Bug Disrupter looks like a rectangular Algae-X unit
It uses the same theory, I have an Algae-x. The Algae-x is round and has a longer flow path and longer exposure to the magnet. I also have 1942 steel tanks and the magnet picks up the tiny rust pieces before the primaries. I clean the magnet off every couple years. What good it does for the fuel, I'm not sure. I always use a conditioner/biocide whenever I fuel.
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Greetings,
Mr. g. I concur. Magnetic fuel treatment quackery. Probably about as useful as a Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

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That went off track quick
Which was kinda the point, right?
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