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Old 08 December 2002, 11:51   #1
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Out of interest do you do Floscan meters?
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You took the words out of my mouth Brian...yes, do you have floscan meters for a twin o/b set-up?
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Not that its a lot of use but I have a single FloScan for a large petrol engine. Bought the thing just before the engine exploded.

Just thought I'd mention it !

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Flow Scan

To be honest i have used and fitted flow scan & for the money I don't really rate them?
A better system is from Plastimo Navman instruments and for half the price you do get a better Fuel moniter
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I went for a Navman set-up, although i only have a single engine the system allows for two engines. I went for a combined echo/log/fuel computer which allows me to monitor li/Nm (through water) but if you go for a GPS as well (over budget for me) you can have li/Nm over ground also/instead.

This set-up (1 engine) cost about 250 i think with the added advantage of an echo sounder.

What does a floscan cost?

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Floscans are the thick end of 400 or so I believe - if you purchase through UK agents that is. I inherited one on Blue Ice although its non-functioning at present as the sensor is u/s. I am going to purchase replacement via the a friend in the US as it will be considerably cheaper.

Had I not already had a floscan I might well have gone for the Navman (distributed by Plastimo) plotter with the fuel flow moduile. Looks like a good bit of kit!

As far as Mike and Brian are concerned, unless you want another plotter Brian (it IS a CMAP plotter) then presumably a floscan is the way to go. They are pretty accurate from what I have heard - Mike Deacon used 'em on his round Britain records and swore by 'em. Gotta be a huge step on from the knackered old LED tank gauge!

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Let me ask the question another way.
I have the Raytheon HSB Colour LCD Sidlay system with RADAR and slve instruments (including DSC radio, Seatrek Multimeter, Garmin Fishfinder). I need some sort of accurate fuel monitoring system.
I only know the name Floscan and assumed that was the one to get. I am told though, that it is a pig to install.
Any comments?
What do you recommend I fit?
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Just to complete my 10 p'nth the Navman system is NOT suitable for diesel as i remember it.

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Both systems are easy to fit the plastimo slightly easyer, than the flow scan. most important on both systems is the part that monitors the fuel has a small rotary almost like fan inside so yo must fit an inline filter before the unit, this should pick up any foreign bodys in the fuel system.
The plastimo I think looks a little better being only a 2" dial rather than a 4" flowscan. the other advantage of the Plastimo is that it has an alarm which can be set. for example you put 250ltrs of fuel in your tank reset the fuel monitor pre set the alarm to say 50ltrs the monitor counts the amount of fuel going through when it counts 200ltrs the alarm sounds!! so you know you have 50 ltrs left.
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