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george nagy posted 02-08-2007 09:42 AM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
I was planning on installing the Standard Horizon or the Navman 2-inch fuel flow gauge on my Outrage. Are there other choices now?
montauk steve posted 02-08-2007 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for montauk steve  Send Email to montauk steve     
George,

I just installed a Lowrance ep-10 on my montauk. connected to the fish finder LMS-332. I will post my thoughts.

If you have a lowrance NMEA 2000 network you can add the ep-10 and ep-15. they are on sale at cabelas for 35 ea. reg 50.

-steve

bms1939 posted 02-08-2007 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for bms1939  Send Email to bms1939     
Floscan makes a great product to monitor fuel consumption.
jimh posted 02-08-2007 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am very happy with my Navman 3100.

However, that said, if I were starting over again right now, I would look very closely at using the Lowrance products. You can assemble a mini-network of NMEA-2000 devices using the Lowrance fuel transducer and a Lowrance gauge. It becomes a two-device NMEA-2000 network. It is cost competitive with anything that provides similar capabilities. And you have the essentials of a NMEA-2000 backbone network on your boat which can be expanded.

Check out the Lowrance website for information on what you need. Basically you get a transducer, a gauge, and the cables and terminations to connect them.

The FlowScan instruments are nice, but they are more expensive.

jimh posted 02-09-2007 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I will repeat my earlier comments on this topic from a prior discussion:


With the Lowrance system, you build your own fuel monitoring insturment:

LMF-200 --$90

The LMF-200 is a 2-inch NMEA 2000® Multifunction Gauge. Capable of showing data in Single Digital, Dual Digital, Single Analog, Trim Tab, Engine, Diagnostics, Engine Trim and Engine Synchronizer formats. Capacity for up to 16 pages in the queue. Page scrolling from 1 to 60 seconds. Dash Light Sense, Backlight, and Reverse Video control of itself and other gauges over the bus.

ELECTRONIC PROBES

EP-10 Fuel Flow Sensor--$50

I believe you can buy these two devices in a package with all of the other accessories needed to build a simple NMEA-2000 instrumentation network for less than you can buy a NAVMAN 2100 or 3100.

george nagy posted 02-12-2007 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I am looking into the lowrance unit. I think I will hunt them down at the Miami boatshow next weekend.

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