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Old 10 January 2014, 08:47   #11
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Thanks for the response. I will have a look. Will be a lot easier to fit as well rsther than having to take the console off to access the tank to fit a fuel guauge. Do they do fuel flow meters with a small display for the console?

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The one that I looket had a "standard" 2 inch ish gague so should find a space on most consoles.
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Old 10 January 2014, 08:50   #12
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Okay do you have a link. All the ones i have seen are more than a new tank with built in guauge would be

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Old 10 January 2014, 09:02   #13
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Wooden dipstick marked with 1/4 1/2 3/4 & full etc. Worked well on my previous boat! Cheap & very reliable if boat is almost level?
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Old 10 January 2014, 09:16   #14
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Yep! Wooden dipstick for me, the fuel guage was always useless. Rectangular plastic tank, 85 litres. Filled it, marked the level, then divided that into 5 litre units. Provided you always measure at the same trim it's accurate to a couple of litres. You need flat water though.
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Wooden dipstick marked with 1/4 1/2 3/4 & full etc. Worked well on my previous boat! Cheap & very reliable if boat is almost level?
Yep plus 1. My mate runs a Humber 6.1 and he uses the dip stick method never let h down as he knows exactly what's in the tank.

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Old 10 January 2014, 11:30   #16
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Okay do you have a link. All the ones i have seen are more than a new tank with built in guauge would be

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Old 10 January 2014, 11:32   #17
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If I remember on my last assault the plate on the transom detailed all the weights for the engine and boat. Humber fit these with the hull number and the details.

But it looks like you have sorted this out now.
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Old 10 January 2014, 11:59   #18
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Hi thanks i will have a look. The dipstick method would be great but the fuel filler is not directly ontop of the tank ita on the side and goes around a U shape bend and then into the tank. So i am not sure i can use that method. At the moment i just keep it topped up all the time. Not sure what the most sensible option is.
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Old 10 January 2014, 12:46   #19
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I too have a built in SS tank (90l). I calculate my use from the mileage I do, logged every trip. When I fuel up I note how much I put in in - if from can- , and brim it when at a pump - Once you know how many litres you've used full tank to next full tank & how many miles between refills that will give a good idea of consumption. Allow a reasonable safety margin & you won't have a problem.

I know I do on average 0.85l/NM, bur keeping updating over time - it's pretty consistent though.
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Old 10 January 2014, 19:56   #20
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Thanka for all thw responses. When the rib comea back from having the engine serviced i will take a closer look at the options.
Thanks again. Will
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