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Old 14 April 2002, 12:13   #1
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I'd like to avoid fitting a tachometer for my Mercury 60hp outboard (on a budget!) Is there such a thing as a portable plug in one - that perhaps could be borrowed from an engineer?? I only want to make sure I have the right prop fitted!

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Old 14 April 2002, 14:08   #2
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Yes there is such a thing, it clips onto one of the HT leads going to a spark plug.

You could probably buy one from a car spares shop, or maybe borrow one from a friendly engineer.

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Old 14 April 2002, 15:22   #3
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Hi there
If you engine is a 2 stroke make sure the tacho works with them or your RPM will read double the actual value.

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