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Old 25 February 2009, 03:47   #1
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Fuel Flow

Hi All

Just about to fit out my new boat with a Honda 150hp and Garmin 550s, just thinking about which Fuel Flow meter to use?

Options are-

Honda's Digital Gauge - 900 ish
Navman - 150 ish
Lowrance - 150 ish

I mainly want to be able to monitor the fuel used.

Anyone using any of these?

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Old 25 February 2009, 04:06   #2
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If the Honda puts out NMEA2000 then I'd probably go for teh Lowrance LMF400. It also needs a NMEA 2000 input from the GPS though an dgarmin have been a bit slow moving from 0183.
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Hello Jono,

We use Lowrance but only because we have Lowrance network already on boat. All the device does is measure fuel flow, but this value is then used to calculate a load of other stuff. The figure you want bieng one of them. Ours was quite cheap about 50 I think.

There are some limitations with the Lowrance device, so far we have not found a way of removing fuel, you can add it but not remove it, it also does not seem to be able to deplete one tank and go to another (it sees both tanks and subtracts equal amounts of fuel from each) it could be the numbnut trying to set it all up though...
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Cheers Simon

Ive gone with the navman, as my mate had one in stock and did me cracking deal on it.

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I picked up my Navman (2100 I think) very cheap a couple of years ago as the box was water damaged.

I rate it very highly, and couldn't imagine life without it now.
It's very accurate since I put some effort in calibrating it, and I feel much more comfortable about doing a longer trip without worrying about how much fuel I have left.

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