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Old 05 February 2009, 16:47   #1
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northstar f210 fuel flow

Hi,

Does anyone have first hand exerience of the northstar f210 fuel flow system?

Is the instrument waterproof?

Will it survive on the console of a rib?

Is there an alternative at the same or smilar price???

Any advice gratfeully received.

Thanks!
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Old 06 February 2009, 03:13   #2
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Hi,

Does anyone have first hand exerience of the northstar f210 fuel flow system?

Is the instrument waterproof?

Will it survive on the console of a rib?

Is there an alternative at the same or smilar price???

Any advice gratfeully received.

Thanks!
Hi Tony

They are ok but need to be calabrated so, they are as good as you set them up and the instument will fine on the console. If you use a Navman/Nortstar Gps, it will display though the GPS and no need for the other gauge.
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I believe its the same as my Navman 2100 unit.

As Ian says they are only as good as the effort you put in to callibrate them, but now I've done mine it appears to be very consistant.

It sits in the dash OK with just a normal boat cover on.

I couldn't do without it now, but it can become addictive at constant cruising speed adjusting trim, throttle etc to balance speed with fuel flow rate.
Sad I know.

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Old 06 February 2009, 11:27   #4
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Sad................ But exactly what I want!

To know the satisfaction of saving a pounds worth of fuel in the days 60 spend!

I had Lowrance on the other boat and it was superb.

Going for a completely different instrument set on this one and Northstar looks good.

Thanks guys.
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Any other reports on installation and use of Northstar or Navman fuel monitors?
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Yes I had one in my last Osprey. It worked well however I had to send the first one back as it got waterlogged. The second one was OK however i sold the boat a few months later so can't vouch for its long term water reistance.

Make sure you mount the transducer upright and not on its side if you want accurate readings.
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Yes I had one in my last Osprey. It worked well however I had to send the first one back as it got waterlogged. The second one was OK however i sold the boat a few months later so can't vouch for its long term water reistance.

Make sure you mount the transducer upright and not on its side if you want accurate readings.
Did you ever get the Etec to tell you how much it's drinking etc ?
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Yeah I've always had that working, just fit the memory module into the NMEA network and you are away.

Very accurate too.

at WOT I use about 1.3 litres per mile at 35 knots cruising then 1 litre per mile
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I ordered Northstar F210 from www.boatfix.com a few weeks ago and it's just arrived (customs clearance delay, it was shipped within a few days). Total cost 111 incl. VAT and handling charge. Now to fit it.
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I ordered Northstar F210 from www.boatfix.com a few weeks ago and it's just arrived (customs clearance delay, it was shipped within a few days). Total cost 111 incl. VAT and handling charge. Now to fit it.
That's a very good price! I nearly paid 100 for a S/H one a couple of weeks ago!
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