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Fuel Flow Meters
|Author||Topic: Fuel Flow Meters|
posted 01-08-2004 10:29 AM ET (US)
After nearly spending the bucks on a Floscan brand meter, I learned of several other brands that seem to do the same thing at much lower cost. What are the differences between brands? Is Floscan worth the extra money?
Without any experience, I expect to use only the total fuel measurment and to keep an eye on efficiency. Am I missing other info?
posted 01-08-2004 11:11 AM ET (US)
The Standard Horizon (SH) and Navman are the same, and are an excellent instrument. I installed the SH in my Outrage 22 Cuddy and have found it to be very accurate. In addition to always knowing how much fuel you have, you can really dial in the most efficient cruising speed for conditions. There was a rebate offer on the SH about a year ago, and I recall the final cost was around $100-$115. Even at full price, it's much less than the Flowscan.
posted 01-08-2004 12:49 PM ET (US)
Get the Navman, unless you can find a rebate this year. When I walked up to the Navman display at the Miami Boat show two years ago and asked them why I should buy a Navman over a Standard Horizon, their reply was: "Because we make Standard Horizon's gauge for them, and our's is priced lower."
Why Flowscan gets so much money for an analog gauge is beyond me. The digital functions in the Navman/SH are part of the best reasons to own one.
posted 01-08-2004 01:49 PM ET (US)
I've been contemplating replacing my Floscan with the Navman for some time. I have the Floscan now but the sending unit died. The cost for the replacement sending unit is about the same as the Navman which is why I am torn. If anyone can tell me why I should not go with the Navman, PLEASE tell me.
One of the things I dislike about the Flowscan unit is that the analog guage is not standard size! It is about 1/8" to 1/4" smaller than a standard gauge so silicon sealant held it in place. It looked UGLY! I removed the gauge and put a plug in its place.
posted 01-11-2004 02:03 AM ET (US)
I have the Navman Fishfinder with the fuel monitor. It worked like a charm all this past season. The only odd thing was that the sender on the fishfinder came apart. The company quickly replaced it with no problem. Now if only I could find the fish (no fault of navman.
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