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Racor gauge.....this work?

I tried to fit the Racor gauge in my sail "engine room".........no go. This was recommended, but I wanted to check it here. Would this work inline instead of replacing the T-handle like the Racor version does:

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Would save me some money over the Racor, which could go to the next project.

thanks in advance.
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Definitely an overkill (expense) but placed 'anywhere' between the lift pump and the Racor would be appropriate.
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Just for the interest - if you fit this thing, how often would you go and check it and why? Also, the guage depicted shows +ve and -ve values. I wonder if there is any place in the fuel system where both values would be experienced? I suppose if you have an electric feed pump it would.

It would probably be useful when the engine starts to stutter to confirm that you have either run out of fuel or have a blocked filter. But then that diagnosis is not exactly rocket science.

But for $22-odd, if it gives comfort, fit it.
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