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modenacart posted 02-17-2009 05:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for modenacart   Send Email to modenacart  
Do you think its worth the expense to install an hourmeter?


HAPPYJIM posted 02-17-2009 06:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
It is the single best way to keep accurate track of how many hours of use the motor has for routine maintenance and for resale.
WT posted 02-17-2009 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
dino54904 posted 02-18-2009 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for dino54904  Send Email to dino54904     
If you keep accurate records for maintenance purposes a hour meter is a must. You don't see them on Whaler sized boats here in the northern states because much of our maintenance is done on a seasonal basis. If you use the boat 12 months a year they become more of a necessity.

It is probably the cheapest and easiest instrument to install on a boat.

swist posted 02-18-2009 02:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
And, since it's only needed for occasional reference, and not for actually running the boat, you don't have to install it in the instrument panel where it might take some skill to make it look good. You can hide it somewhere inside the console or elsewhere.
Andrewdavis34 posted 02-18-2009 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Andrewdavis34  Send Email to Andrewdavis34     
Here is where I put mine on a 2008 170 Montauk


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