Optimax and broken paddle wheel speed sensor
I have a 2004 150 Optimax with smart gauges. I had a paddle wheel sensor on the transom. Unfortunately, this is now in pieces. I think may have hit something or she had a lifting accident, but the sensor is well and truly busted.
Now, in practice I never look at the smart gauges. I use my ear for the revs and a large overlay number on my two GPS screens for speed. The only use for the gauges is alarms and "fuel used". Frankly, in the sun and given my age and sight, they are unreadable.
Do I need to replace the sensor or can I just terminate the wire and forget it? Will any of the records held by the smart gauge be affected by a "lost" sensor?
If I do need a replacement
a) do they make them any more?
b) what is the modern equivalent?
c) will it be compatible with my Opti kit?
Who locally to Lymington might have one / be able to source one / install it for me?
Thank you very much,