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Old 07-02-2009, 17:54   #1
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Which Electronic Fuel Flow Meter ?

I have an 11 meter Cooper Prowler with twin gas 260 HP Mercruiser engines. I would REALLY like to know how many litres/hr (gals/hr for you metrically challenged folks ) they use. I have been looking but can only find a Floscan stand alone and the electronic gauges that hook up to the different Chartplotter/MFD units. I can't figure out if the ones made for chartplotter types can stand alone. Also, how tough are these babies to put in? I'm new on the bigger boat scene but handy.
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Old 08-02-2009, 20:41   #2
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www.floscan.com

I have seen a couple in boats, poorly installed.

At $500.00 or more for the unit, plus the cost of installation it is nothing more than a gizmo that boaters don't need.
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Old 16-02-2009, 22:11   #3
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I have seen a couple in boats, poorly installed.

At $500.00 or more for the unit, plus the cost of installation it is nothing more than a gizmo that boaters don't need.
Well, I talked to a retired shipwright with a Tolly with single gas engine and he said that his flow meter indicated( and was later verified by fuel up) that his economy was significantly better at 7.2 than at 8 knots, by 2 gph! So it may be a gizmo but it sure sounds like it would pay for itself quick. Now if someone who has one would only answer the post?
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I tried to post a response but hit the wrong key.

Anyhow, you might want to contact the mfr. and see if they know of anyone in your area that they can reccomend for installation. After all you are "mixing" fuel and electricity. You need a guy "who knows his stuff".

If your vessel is a planing hull. you may see a substantial savings at cruising speed.

From what you mentioned I am assuming the other hull is a displacement cruiser.
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denmanislander,
Please let me know what you have found out about your burn rate. I have the same boat, or very close to it and really need to know my burn rate and best RPM. I have also thought about a flow meter and would really like to know if you chose one.
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