I want to fit a fuel tracking system to my Ocean mainly so that I can feel a bit more confident when attempting longer trips that I have fuel left to get home.
My Garmin 176C GPS plotter has an option in its menu to display fuel flow, but I think itís just in the software from one of its bigger brothers, as there is no mention anywhere in the manual of how to connect a flow sensor etc. Iím hoping to upgrade the GPS next year anyway, but am currently thinking about one of the stand alone systems such as the Navman 2100 fuel computer. Particularly as itís a budget friendly £140. It looks a nice simple little unit, I donít want to go to the trouble of fitting one that also needs a paddle wheel sensor for speed etc.
I really just need an accurate amount of fuel used, and flow rate, then I can work out some average usage figures, and maybe predict with some more experience how much fuel Iíll need for a trip.
Does anyone have any experience of the Navman?
Or does anyone have any other suggested units in that price range?
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