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Old 25 March 2003, 17:49   #31
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Fuel transducer

Charles myself and Tim run Navman 5600 plotter, gps with dual eng fuel inputs after careful calibration we have a 12% to 15% error per motor on full tank its quite good , amazing to see how your fuel range changes as u optimize cruising speed and revs, however unit is currently in for repair along with our Navman depth sounder( which can also take fuel inputs for a lot less the cost) due to moisture ingress despite the fact that it is IP67 submerssible to depth 1m for 30 mins , nice gavin
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Old 25 March 2003, 19:54   #32
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right then.
If charles is getting Kevin the GPS, over here, and I am looking to get the Fish 450 Tri-colour with fuel bit as well, and my dad is looking to get the 450 and fuel bit as well, well in short that means that our local re-seller is going to get 3 orders. So what is the possability of gettin a bit more than the usual 10% discount if 3 of us is buying?

Charles who did you buy yours off?

Sounds like it is at least worth a try
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Old 26 March 2003, 03:11   #33
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Fishfinder & Fuel Unit

Hi TW

From the information I have required, The Navman fuel unit connectas to either the fishfinder or there Gps units (although not all of them).

Connection is made via a cable link that plugs into the back of the fishfinder or Gps. If you go to WWW.plastimo.com you will find out more details on this web site. I managed to download an instruction manual from the web, very good reading.

I spoke with Daniel on the subject of the fuel unit with fishfinder and he is very happy with performance/accuracy. As always there were some people who mentioned reliability could be an issue with time.

As Charles has already stated, instalation seems to be very easy, however, manual does state that you need to calibrate fuel unit first (25lts) to gain better accuracy.

One thought I did have last night, if we were able to purchase unit through Charles. Should there be any warrenty/service issues would we have to return unit to retailer in Jersey? Charles any thoughts.

My decision to buy has been made on the functionality of the unit combined with a Gps system, recomendations made on Ribnet and of course the price.

Cheap is not always chearfull

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Old 26 March 2003, 03:16   #34
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Good idea Lee - I buy most everything through Iron Stores Marine as I have an account and get 12% discount. I will phone Nigel this morning, price the items and let you all know.
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For info: Filled up today following a good session out Saturday. NAVMAN said 47li used, and i got 46.8li in according to Elf fuel pump! Thats with no calibration.
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Old 26 March 2003, 16:02   #36
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Tim bought the Navman stuff online from the U.S I think it was vit electronics, at a much reduced price to the advertised UK price.Initally there was a recgonised Navman software problem with the fuel tranducer input into the depth sounder, incidently its speed log differs widely to the speed log on our Navman gps, despite different wheel positions and settings.The software upgrade allowing fuel trandsucer connection was provided free and under warranty by Navman.The Navman stuff comes with a two year worldwide warranty.It came from the states and was sent to Plastimeo in the UK.After calibration seperatly for each engine we still get about 12-15 % error and as I said in the last post both the units 5600 plotter and sounder are currently off the rib and in the UK for repair due to moisture getting in.However leaving this aside the Navman stuff is excellent but mobile phones and vhf from our nearest coastal station crashes the plotter if it is too close to it.It is really important to make sure the fuel trandsuer is right way up and free from vibration, this might involve replacing fuel hose each side of it to soft vibration absorbing hose for a metre or so gavin
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Hi Gavin,

Thanks' for the info, realy appreciated. Will check out web site. However, in process of sorting a unit via Ribnet user with offshore contacts

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Gavin/Kevin, this is the reply I received this morning:

Charles,

The 500i and 450i and not available here in the U.S.

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Kevin, I have not forgotten, just really busy at the mo.
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Gavin/Kevin, this is the reply I received this morning:

Charles,

The 500i and 450i and not available here in the U.S.

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Mike Tralies
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Kevin, I have not forgotten, just really busy at the mo.
Charles fear not, I shall go down tomorrow morning and see either Rob or Nigel, I am usually fine to get 10% so that is a starting point.

I dont start work until 1, so with any luck I will report back before then.

Thanx
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