Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: uk
Location: southampton'ish
Occupation: builder
Boat make: Mariah
Engines: volvo 4.3
Cruising area: hatchet pond

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: southampton'ish
Posts: 497
Stand alone fuel flow meter

Can anyone point me in the right direction,
im only looking for a basic setup, not interested in all the whistles and bells.
i would just like to know how many litres i've used?
it must be nice to know i've got enough fuel left to get home
__________________

__________________
______ _________________________ ________________________ ______
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Country: england
Location: the grim north
Occupation: robot
Cruising area: tyne

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: the grim north
Posts: 906
Nav man make one
__________________

__________________
Speed costs weight so what do we cut off first
sinkunit0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
So long as your engine doesn't have a return fuel line, then that's different!
__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Tony Davis's Avatar
 
Country: Job Centre
Location: In a box
Occupation: Chaos's gofer
Interests: Skiving
Boat make: Spectre 30
Engines: 2 x Promax 225
Cruising area: In the bath

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In a box
Posts: 5,201
ASAP Supplies do a nice range of stand alone Faria gauges.

http://www.asap-supplies.com/marine/...agement-gauges

Probably give you 20% off retail if you like...
__________________
Chaos for Moderator.
Tony Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: uk
Location: southampton'ish
Occupation: builder
Boat make: Mariah
Engines: volvo 4.3
Cruising area: hatchet pond

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: southampton'ish
Posts: 497
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinkunit0 View Post
Nav man make one
Navman did do one! the Navman 2100.
And it was half the price of tho's faria gauges
__________________
______ _________________________ ________________________ ______
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 03:34 AM   #6
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 496
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookee View Post
So long as your engine doesn't have a return fuel line, then that's different!
What if you have a return fuel line as I have?
PerformanceDodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #7
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
They all say you can't use them with diesel - they don't take account of the fuel that gets returned to the tank so no use at all. There are a couple of tricks but I haven't tested them. The other option is to use something like the Garmin and NMEA2000 data from the engine and do it that way.
__________________

__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×