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Any ideas about a gauge that will work? The tank is approx 15 gallons, gas and installed just under the cockpit. Somewhat difficult to access. Suggestion would be most welcome.
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A standard sender and gauge from Teleflex or Moeller is the common choice. The sender is mounted in the top of the tank and they can be adjusted for the depth of the tank. Total cost under $75.
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Smile Thanks!

Really appreciate the info. Just hope I won't have to disassemble the boat to get it in.
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The toughest part may be getting the sender in the tank. Many tanks will have a standard SAE opening in the top. If not, you will have to cut one. I would guess you need at least 6 inches clearance from the top of the tank to the bottom of the cockpit floor to get the sender in. I replaced my fuel tank sender this spring. My tank is also under the cockpit and it was a bit more difficult than I expected due to the tight overhead clearance.
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Just a thought. I have the same boat with the same set-up and I use a wooden stick gauge which cost me precisely zero and there were no installation problems. I have it marked out to indicate "full". "3/4 Full", "1/2 Full", "1/4 Full". It takes only seconds to take a reading and I have never come near to running out of fuel!

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Smile Dip Stick Fuel Guage

Love the wooden stick. Use something similar on the race car and the airplane. However, the fuel filler is behind the tiller and goes through a hose to the tank. Don't know where I can get the right curved stick. Perhaps Australia?
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Hah! Seves me right for assuming that your fuel filler was in the same location as mine - slap bang in the middle of the cockpit floor! However, I must admit I posted mainly for the entertainment value of my stick gauge......

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Is there any kind of gauge there already?

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Any ideas about a gauge that will work? The tank is approx 15 gallons, gas and installed just under the cockpit. Somewhat difficult to access. Suggestion would be most welcome.
If so, Moeller makes a converter capsule that screws onto the existing mechanical gauge and provides a resistive "output" to connect to a remote gauge.

Otherwise, check the WEMA SSL line of senders.

This was discussed in a recent thread which I started. You may find some useful ideas there:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/diesel...ggestions.html
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I agree with pegasus. The Wema sender is better than the older angled arm and float type. I have one on my new stainless tank and no complaints at all.
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