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Old 12-10-2003, 08:08 PM
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Anyone have these installed on the boat to monitor your diesel engines?
What did they charge to install a pair ?

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Old 12-10-2003, 09:12 PM
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My buddy is the owner of a marine electronics rigging company. I will see him tommorow when we are rigging my new topaz togeather and will get a price for you and if you want i can give you his number if you would like to contact him. He is right out of brick, so really close to you. He does top notch work and has plenty of refrences.
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:01 AM
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I had the fuel line sensors put in by the factory (Carolina Classic). That was much simpler since they were rigging the fuel lines and filters anyway and had good access since the deck was not on the boat yet. If it's not too late, you might want to ask about that. I just bought the sensors and sent them to the factory. They did it for free. The rest of the installation is very simple and was done by the electronics installer. I doubt it cost more than $75. I had the Floscan 7000 digital LCD unit and it was great. I also liked having the digital tach on it that read to 1 rpm increments. It's amazing how a small speed or trim difference can have a dramatic effect on engine loading and fuel burn. You can really "dial-in" with the Floscan.
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Old 12-11-2003, 12:56 PM
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Toys, toys and more toys. This is one awesome boat. My 31 Bertram holds 222 of fuel. Leave 4am, run 65 miles, troll till 430pm, run home from 65-70. And if it's calm I run hard, 2600+ the entire way in. Most fuel used was 114 gallons, so 1/2 tank and usual burn is 105-110. If I had a generator (someday) and was outfitted for overnighters and was running 100+miles to the canyons then I'd think about having floscans. But for day trips to the canyon I don't think there is much need for floscans. But, if the boat had them I'd be willing to bet I would love them, gives you an instant look at fuel burn and range. Every boat has it's sweet spot for efficiency and floscans would make it pretty easy to find. Then again, you might hold enough fuel and come to find those diesels sip fuel and you never need to look at the scans. Wouldn't be a bad idea to add them now when the wallet is open and the install is fairly easy.

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Old 12-11-2003, 03:31 PM
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My new topaz hold 400 and i have floscans. I will proboly never look at them except at first to dial in the boat. I would think that henriques hold tons of fuel(i think like 365) and with that yanmar power he should never have to look or think about runnin to the canyons and back and worry about fuel. Even on overnighters.
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Old 12-11-2003, 10:06 PM
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Yes, They will be used to "Dial In" and monitor.

In all my combined Boat/Fishing logs, I'm use to entering total hours and gallons per trip. These metrics creates a pattern eventually depending on the type of fishing. I feel it gives me a way to monitor the engines performance and look into potential problems before they go too far....

That plus I'm told, I'm a little anal sometimes
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