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Old 12 June 2007, 16:34   #1
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fuel flow metres

went out finally on my new ribcraft. Very happy indeed, superb ride.

but I have a shopping list,
I need a fuel flow meter as the suzuki fuel gauge is well, a little vague for me.
I also need a garmin 2110c 10" plotter
can anyone suggest a source or re the gauge a type?
plotter not priority as we have 2 on her already.

many thanks.
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Old 13 June 2007, 07:10   #2
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fuel flow.....

I have bought a Northstar F210 fuel flow meter. I'm very pleased with it, however, don't buy one from england, they are half the price in USA. I paid about 110 including postage, VAT and customs charge. You will pay 300 in UK. I bought mine here, they are are very slighly more expensive than other USA sites but the postage is cheaper and the website does international shipping. Got mine in under a week! http://www.rocktheboataudio.com/html/35608.html
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Old 14 June 2007, 17:14   #3
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thanks for that,
110 in usa 300 here in uk???????
it's amazing how rediculous the mark up is for the uk, all the makers seem to be at it.

Can anyone reccomend another type/make?
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Old 14 June 2007, 17:16   #4
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There are a few however most of them seemed to be based on the same design and the Northstar is the latest incarnation, I have just bought one and find it to be v.accurate.

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Old 15 June 2007, 08:16   #5
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As you want a 10" plotter have you thought about the Lowrance 9200 as it connects to the Suzuki Engine Interface. The demo I saw at ribex looked very good.

I bought the 8200c from rocktheboat and it arrived in under a week and there customer service is very good.
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Old 15 June 2007, 18:42   #6
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lowrance.

That sounds good, I'll do a search. Can the link to the engine be done by me or is it a pro job>?

cheers.
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Old 20 June 2007, 14:36   #7
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Fuel flow

Hi Mike

The Suzuki fuel flow system is a little difficult for fuel flow gauges to handle due to fuel being pumped into special chambers under the cowl so the fuel flow information can be a little misleading.
Although we are not fans of the L products they have produced a cable to hook up to the sds port on the engine that runs on nmea 2000 and spits the info to your plotter. The info is actual engine management info with fuel burn oil pressures and such like.
Garmin have the same capability on the 4008 series but have not produced a cable to get the info nor have Suzuki yet we are looking into using the L cable on a Garmin at the moment.
Hope this helps
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