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Hi.

I have to be able to monitor how much a dinghie with an outboard yamaha has been used. I was thinking about a fuel flow meter.

I dont really have much money to solve the issue, so any suggestion is welcome.

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Why not just get an hourmeter... The Sendec ones are about $35 and do both tachometer and hourmeter functions, as well as flash at the 25 and 100 hour intervals. LINK

Takes about five minutes to install one.
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perfect. thank you
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Why not simply put a known amount in the tank, figure out the volume in the fuel line, figure out the unused fuel in the carb line, and then just run around for exactly 60 minutes? Then measure what's left in the tank.

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thats not exact enough for me. I really need to show how much the engine ran.

correction... the sendec would be perfect, if it would be available in europe ... just cant find a site ... d**n ... any other easy-to-install units you know of?
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They probably ship internationally, or you could always contact the manufacturer. There's probably something similar made in Europe...check with a big sporting goods/outdoor recreation equipment store or a chandelry.
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