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Old 11-23-2005, 07:14 PM
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i understand how it could be innacurate with the boat moving and all, but in airplanes they manage to have them very very accurate, far more accurate than cars.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:29 PM
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Someone needs to invent an accurate gas guage system. I think there would definitely be a huge market for it... I know I'd buy one...
It's called FLOSCAN. Works like a charm. Have them on both boats and very good. I use that before I would trust a gauge ever again.
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where can ya get em? do tehy hook up to your present gauge or is it a complete system?
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:34 PM
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I beleive I burned over 90 gallons from Spinnaker to Gilberts.
express cat we used 80 from spinnaker to gilberts in 43 supercat with 1075 running @100 all the way

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Old 11-23-2005, 08:06 PM
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I think it has to do with the pick up location not the gauges. I put new Livorsi gauge and float system in my Mistress and at 1/4 tank you better be close to a gas pump and my Top Gun is the same way. I wander if they keep the pick high to keep from picking up water or dirt that has settled to the bottom.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:27 PM
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I think Smartcraft keeps track of fuel consumption plus a lot of other useful information. I don't count on my gas gauge. I watch my hour meter.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:31 PM
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To clarify my florida power boat poker run captains package.That would be even worse,to be a licensed captain and run out of fuel Whew!
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:27 PM
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I installed the Livosi senders in my Black Thunder. 1/4 on the gauge = fillup. They do seem to be very accurate, or at least more accurate than the stock side float style. Joe Murray
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:21 AM
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I was doing a water delivery from Ft. Lauderdale to Hobe Sound once on a brand-new boat and ran the tanks dry when the gauges still read 1/4.
No radio had been installed yet, no cell phones back then either.

Thank God for good Samaritans! Was rescued BEFORE boat hit the rocks.
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