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alfred posted 09-24-2008 12:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for alfred   Send Email to alfred  
Does the Smart craft fuel tank gauge have a mechanical float inside or does it work via a fuel flow meter?

Has anyone fitted a fully mechanical fuel gauge with a window to the 190 Outrage/Nantucket like that on the 18 Outrage?

alfred posted 09-24-2008 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
Opps, must have hit the enter button twice! Jim please delete.
boatdryver posted 09-24-2008 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
On my 200 Dauntless with Smartcraft, there is a "fuel gauge" readout on the right hand gauge which I am sure is connected to a float in the tank because it reads very differently if sitting at the dock versus up on plane with the bow up.

In addition, each of the two gauges cycle through a "fuel used" mode. I reset the one on the left each time I fill the tank and I rely more on that readout to assess fuel quantity than the "fuel tank gauge" display.

when the boat is sitting at the dock, the two methods are never within 5 gallons of agreement.

If I add 20 gallons to partially refill the tank I have to remember to mentally subtract whatever I have added from the "fuel used" gauge.


RonB posted 09-30-2008 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     

Since I siphoned my tank this weekend I can say that there is a float on the fuel sending unit in the 60 gallon tank in the 190 Outrage.

If you remove the access plate under your right foot when your standing at the helm, you'll see the fuel sending unit held down by five screws and a rubber gasket. If you were to remove that (such as in the case of draining fuel from your tank), you'll see that the sending unit has a shaft that extends to the bottom of the tank and a black float that slides up and down on the shaft.

I took a pic if your interested although I have to download it off the camera first.


alfred posted 11-12-2008 03:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
I have been playing with the Smartcraft gauges and can only seem to get the fuel "used" reading and not the "balance" reading. Can anyone help?
glen e posted 11-12-2008 05:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
you will not get a fuel level if you have not configured the tank's capacity
swist posted 11-15-2008 07:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
I have never seen a mechanical float-type fuel sending unit that is particularly accurate on a small boat. Some are wildly off.

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