Originally Posted by SV_MysticHearts
Thanks Peggie. Those look interesting and I'll probably grab a pair for my holding tanks. Unfortunately the water tanks are built in and I don't have access to the sides. I was hoping that, if I could identify that gauge in the picture, the manufacturer would have other options with the same bolt pattern. Would be too easy I suppose.
Those gauges are fixed down with a 6-bolt pattern, and unfortunately the industry standard is the SAE 5-hole pattern. You may be able to find adapters, but it may be easier to fill the old holes with epoxy
(looks like a fiberglass tank), then drill new holes that mate with your new sensors.
As you correctly pointed out, without access to the side of the tank those SCAD monitors won't be a good choice. I have replaced all my fuel tank
sensors with Maretron TLM-100's (full disclosure, I work
for Maretron), and find them to be very simple and reliable. Of course, if you don't already have a NMEA 2000
network on your boat
, then they would not work