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Old 13 May 2015, 03:46   #31
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130hp
MMSI: 235107505
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Originally Posted by blootac View Post
Surely a tinytach would suffice?
I'd have though that's a fair solution. Probably not weatherproof but once you've established rev range is ok, you don't really need it anymore.

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Old 13 May 2015, 04:06   #32
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester
Boat name: Serenity,PuddleHound
Make: Avon R310,Prowave380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Johnson10,Mariner10
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Easy enough to weatherproof it.
Mine turned up yesterday (albeit a 6 version from Hong Kong). Going to run epoxy around the edges of the screen and the back, as it's meant to be sealed for life anyway, and stuff some silicone sealant around where the sensing wire comes out the housing.

Plus in the above case it's only got to work for a few hours

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Old 13 May 2015, 10:01   #33
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
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Originally Posted by kestrel452 View Post
I don't know why the Attwood "Mercury" fitting sucked so much, but I'll never buy Attwood fuel lines again.
Well, add Perko to the list of brands to stay away from. I replaced the fuel line on my Honda 40, and the Perko bulb wouldn't even pump air, much less fuel. Had to trash the engine connector also, as it wouldn't depress the quick release check ball enough for fuel to flow.

Moeller seemed to work better (meaning it actually worked.)

Hope it works better;

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Old 13 May 2015, 11:05   #34
Country: USA
Town: S. Carolina
Boat name: D560
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 100hp
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 767
I utilize Attwood Sprayless fittings and an Attwood fuel tank, but my fuel hose is Gates, and I utilize a Parker-Racor 490R-RAC-01 fuel/water separator which has a primer button on it.
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Old 14 May 2015, 15:16   #35
Country: USA
Town: Chicago
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Tank tested the engine myself with the new fuel line. I think it's working okay now :-)

Does anyone see the engine or tachometer doing something strange in the video that I might not have caught?

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