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Buckda posted 11-14-2012 07:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for Buckda   Send Email to Buckda  
I'm doing some work on a Whaler that has twin 1979 80 HP Mercury inline 4 cylinder motors...with the old external hydraulic pumps.

I am looking for gauges for this boat as the ones currently on the boat are mis-matched and well worn. What I "need" are tachometers and water PSI gauges. Trim indicators would be great as well.

Are there any guidelines re: looking at tachs for motors this old? I know I don't need to waste my money on system check or equivalent gauges.

What I've found interesting is a combination gauge from Faria: the GTC027A.

http:/ / greatlakesskipper. com/ product/ 56_84-boat-gauges-multi-functi on/ 16580-tg-faria-faria-gtc027a-over-sized-multi-function-tachometer-bo at-gauge-w-water-and-trim-indicators. html

It interests me because I'd like to de-clutter an already crowded Whaler console...a twin engine rig is already somewhat overwhelming for a person new to operating twins, and this boat will likely be one that is used by multiple family members at a summer home...no children, just adults - but still.

Anyway - can you guys help me with some guidelines to look for?

Thanks.

Dave

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