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Old 11-23-2005, 05:48 PM
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Ran out of fuel halfway through biscayne bay.Ended up turning on my vhf only to find out it was not working.Tried my hand held vhf not enough range.Then we tried a cell phone no signal!We finally flagged down a few poker runnners that left gilberts after us,So thank you to all who stopped and used there phones to call for help.My gas gauge showed 1/4 tank when we left gilberts halfway across it just dropped and pinned on empty.Next thing poof.The worst feeling in the world,especially with 3 kids on board.Moral of this story It is better to spend $175.00 ON FUEL THAN SPENDING IT ON SEA TOW!
P.S.Good thing I had my Fl powerboat captains paperwork,It had fuel locations,and sea tow phone numbers.
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Ran out of fuel halfway through biscayne bay.Ended up turning on my vhf only to find out it was not working.Tried my hand held vhf not enough range.Then we tried a cell phone no signal!We finally flagged down a few poker runnners that left gilberts after us,So thank you to all who stopped and used there phones to call for help.My gas gauge showed 1/4 tank when we left gilberts halfway across it just dropped and pinned on empty.Next thing poof.The worst feeling in the world,especially with 3 kids on board.Moral of this story It is better to spend $175.00 ON FUEL THAN SPENDING IT ON SEA TOW!
P.S.Good thing I had my Fl powerboat captains paperwork,It had fuel locations,and sea tow phone numbers.
Those gauges are as accurate as a broken watch.... maybe twice a day...
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:06 PM
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GLH sorry I missed meeting you,I didnt see your boat move all weekend!Met a guy named charlie in a fountain with 575s.Says he knows you from lake champlain?Nice people had fun I will be back!With a full tank!
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Nothing personal but if you have a captains license than you know better than to leave gilberts and head to miami with three kids abord with low fuel. Very few boats have accurate fuel gages.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:08 PM
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When my Cig says 1/4 tanks I better be in a station pumping.

The Cat's gauges are worse. I never even look at them. I use a stick to check the tanks.
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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...
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I beleive I burned over 90 gallons from Spinnaker to Gilberts.
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I beleive I burned over 90 gallons from Spinnaker to Gilberts.
I just put plenty of gas in and go. I don't like to think too hard about how many gallons I went through and the cost of it all. It takes the fun out of it...
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we filled all 350 gal of fuel in the cig to where it was flowing out the vents......we came back after about 5 hours of running easy and our gauges said 1/4+,......the tanks where empty
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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...

Yea... I don't understand why someone has not done that. The market would just bust open for sales. I don't thnk anyone out there has a good accurate set up?
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