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Old 09-04-2014, 09:39 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by healhustler View Post
Speaking of outboard trawlers, a promising candidate for a lightweight diesel outboard would be the development of the Duke Axial Engine. A bit like a Wankel, but much more efficient, lightweight, and the gasoline version has already been tested on kerosine. It's compactness and less weight would also make it ideal for a hybrid, but being an internal combustion engine running on fossil fuel, will they get the money? Interesting though.

Duke Engines' incredibly compact, lightweight valveless axial engine
Not diesel, but almost diesel compression of 14 to 1 on 91 octane petrol.
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