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Sojo81007 posted 10-17-2011 07:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for Sojo81007   Send Email to Sojo81007  
I purchased an imitation "Tiny Tach" from Hong Kong for $8.98 plus $5.99 shipping. It took 10 days to arrive and worked just as it was supposed to. Here's a link to Ebay where they are still selling them:

6992WHALER posted 10-18-2011 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for 6992WHALER  Send Email to 6992WHALER     
This is a very interesting unit. I wonder if it has the same Lithium battery with a life of 5+ years that is not replaceable that the Tiny Tach has.

I plan to have my boat for more than five years. I would be much more inclined to install it if it had an external power source.

Sojo81007 posted 10-18-2011 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sojo81007  Send Email to Sojo81007     
It does have an internal, non-replaceable battery. That could be the kicker...having to frequently replace the unit could add up to more cost than a Tiny Tach....we will see! (Though I will probably use the unit on different engines (mower, ice auger, etc) just to see what they are running.

I will say that the refresh rate is definitely not in takes a while but it did what I wanted. My 1967 Big Twin is maxing out at just over 4,700 rpm at WOT with a 13 pitch prop.

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