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My new self installed gauge never gets above 3/4 full even though I know the tank is full. It also wavers all the time when underway by as much as a quarter tank, so it is very difficult to know how much is in the tank. Is this because I bought a cheap gauge, or are they all that way?
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Why it doesn't read above 3/4 may have to do with the installation or design of the guage, or because it is just a cheap guage...the fact that it wavers may be caused by the fuel sloshing around inside the tank as the boat heels.
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Fuel Gauge

It wavers by as much as a quarter tank when the boat is sitting at the pier. The needle is never still. I'm hoping the problem can be solved by purchasing a better gauge, but I'm trying to see if there is anything else I should check before I go that route.
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