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Old 02-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #11
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.....whats the definition of a nice boat??
Certainly not a moderator but let's not derail Mr. Jones' thread.

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Eye Eye Dan. parish the thought. oh and before I forget.....

A: Any boat bigger than yours. ;-)

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Getting back on subject....

I just purchased one of these http://www.tigergps.com/lowrancelmf400wo.html

It is a Lowrance LMF-400, with it I also purchased the fuel meter, the tank level sensor, temperature and speed (paddle wheel) sensor. I thought about getting just a fuel flow sensor but thought it would be nice to monitor other things too. I like electronic gagets!

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thats a cool piece tj! thanks for sharing!

It just stinks so bad cause I have all of that data available on my garmin. My burn rate data is all that i'm missing. The Garmin tech support responded to me that because my particular model out of the 400 series has inland lakes maps built in, that there really isnt a need to have the CANet or NMEA 2000 communications. I find that very strange, as if a person who just uses rivers and lakes, instead of coastal, wouldn't want to monitor fuel flow or connect to other devices? I'm so disappointed.


I think im going to give that Faria a go.
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A: Any boat bigger than yours. ;-)

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Sorry Bella, I really did like that answer!
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Sorry Bella, I really did like that answer!
Thanks tj, I'll bet Shrew thinks of it each time he steps aboard his tub this summer! LOL, JK of course!....

That Lowrance LMF-400 is one dandy meter (and one hell of a price too for all that it can do). Bout the only thing it can't do is tell you what marina has the best the price on gas!

One other tip on mounting the Fuel transducer is they must be mounted truly vertical, not horizontal (at all). Somthing about how air can get trapped in them and make them cavitate. I ended up mounting all the Fuel pre-filter canisters and the Transducers on a sheet of uhmw plastic with eared hose clamps making everything very tidy and safely held in place screwed to a bulkhead. Better to be extra careful when dealing with fuel line modifications. I'll post a picture of my engine room install when I open Bella's shrink wrap door sometime this weekend.

Good Choice there njones, The Faria looks to be a slam dunk too. Again theres nothing better than having a Fuel tool at the helm.

Enjoy your weekend everybody, (even you Shrew!)

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