The Boating Forum - MOISTURE IN GAUGES
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08-04-2004, 05:08 PM
I have a new Blazer Bay 2220 boat and am having problems with moisture/condensation in some of the gauges (I think they are Teleflex gauges). I have had two sets of OMC gauges over the past 21 years and never had a problem with moisture in them. I would like to know if anyone else is getting moisture in their gauges and if not, what brand are they?
08-04-2004, 05:12 PM
I am getting moisture in my Gaffrigs. I have replaced the fuel gauge, one volt gauge and both trim gauges
08-04-2004, 07:52 PM
Teleflex makes both, fog-free and non fog-free gages. I replaced my "Lido-Pro" fog-free series tachometer with non fog-free "Lido" tachometer/hourmeter to find that difference is huge. All my factory installed gages never get fogged, but new tach/hourmeter is also acting like a humidity sensor. For one stupid reason Teleflex sells fog-free series to OEM and non fog-free retail. Fog-free part numbers end with "xxxF", non fog-free PNs end with "xxxP".
08-04-2004, 07:54 PM
Interesting.. Good info Good Enough!
08-04-2004, 08:12 PM
Two years ago I bought two Teleflex 'fog-free' voltage gauges to replace OEM gauges that fogged.* The Teleflex gauges fogged too!* I had already tossed the OEM gauges or would have sent the Telefles back.* There still on the boat, frustrating. *:)
08-04-2004, 08:13 PM
08-04-2004, 08:21 PM
Turning on your running lights on will help clear the gauges up.
08-04-2004, 08:24 PM
The fog problem is an old one, especially with OMC guages.* What I did to resolve it on my old boat was to wire the guage lights to go on with the ignition rather than with the navigation lights.* Worked great after that.