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Old 08-03-2003, 09:01 AM
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My first time on this board. I want to install a Fuel Flow Gauge. Fuel gauges have a tendency to leave you stranded. I have had good reports on this particular one. Has anyone used this one? Pro's - Con's. Thanks, Jack
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Old 08-03-2003, 12:09 PM
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Jack:

They work great. Do a search on the Navman and you will get all comments made on them. The only problem I have with them is I watch my flow rate more than any gauge now that I have a four stroke...and smile!
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Make me jealous with that four stroke. Yeah, just one more gauge to watch. I e-mailed the company this morning with a few minor questions as to.

1. Size of hole to be drilled in the dash.
2. Does the unit in the fuel line have to be mounted perfectly verticle.

Like this board. Found it on either the SDFish or AMS site.
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Navman fuel management gauge is the best 150 bucks I ever spent on my boat. I can't over emphasize the value of knowing, with confidence, exatly how much fuel you have in your tank. In addition, you will learn a lot about how your boat consumes fuel. Most effecient settings, etc. I will never own another boat without one.
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Thanks for the input, I'm convienced and, will order it today. Jack
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I just installed a navman a few days ago. It took a 2" hole in the dash. Plus I had to buy an inline fuse holder for the hot lead (not supplied) and a bracket to mount the fuel transducer to the bulkhead (not supplied.) I works like a charm though.
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Hi,
Is the transducer bracket a must, in order to keep the transducer perfectly verticle? Yesterday I looked at the size hose on the output size of the water separator/filter, it was 3/8". That was the only question I didn't ask when I ordered the unit. Jack
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Sounds like this might be a good solution for me. better then replacing my tank guage. am I to understand that this goes on after the fuel filter/water seperator? Is it as easy to install as it sounds?
Would it require its own curcuit, ir could i piggyback on my GPS of fisfinder fuse?

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bradinhawaii

What kind of bracket did you by to hold the fuel transducer. I have a similar Standard Horizon fuel tranducer that I about to mount. The guy a boaters world told me to use nylon hose tie downs a few inches above and below the tranducer to mount it. But that solution does not provide very good vibe isolation.

Could you provide me some info on the bracket.

Thanks....
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quote:Originally posted by bradinhawaii:
...Plus I had to buy an inline fuse holder for the hot lead (not supplied)....

That's interesting. I had to buy an inline fuse holder for my NavMan GPS. I thought all electronics came with a fuse in the power line - at least the last couple that I have bought.

I'm in the process of mounting my fuel transducer this week. I just installed a new fuel/water separator and I'm going to run the lines Thursday night when I get back in town.

Bradinhawaii - any pics of the bracket? What did you use and did you secure the hoses on either side of the transduce or the transducer itself?
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I'm sure we will get the direction with the unit, or at least I hope so. From what I have been told, the ducer goes on the output side of the water separator.
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