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Old 04-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #21
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Knowing how much fuel I burned, how much I have left, and how far I can go on that fuel at all times is the real value of a FloScan. I would never try to justify it on fuel savings alone. Still, it's not on the short list of "must haves" when I consider the price for two engines and two helm stations! I think there's a real opportunity for another company to compete on price here.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:31 AM   #22
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$395 Fuel Flow Monitor. When you divide speed over ground determined from GPS by gallons per hour, you get miles per gallon. If you have wind and current influences, try different power settings to find best miles per gallon. Note how accurate this meter is!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #23
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$395 Fuel Flow Monitor. When you divide speed over ground determined from GPS by gallons per hour, you get miles per gallon. If you have wind and current influences, try different power settings to find best miles per gallon. Note how accurate this meter is!
Nice looking quality stuff indeed. These oval gear meters are one of the most accurate methods of liquid measurement from my experience with lubricant meters. However this is a VERY expensive system the $395. price is for just the "brain" box. You must add two meters, display, filters, cables, and so on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #24
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Mine doesn't do well below about two gallons a hour, but to answer parrot of your question, there are sensors that measure the total flow and the return flow, so the readout is the calculated flow that actually goes to the engine.
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