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water meter

Postby melkowal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:17 pm

Looking for a meter with remote read-out to determine how much water has been used so I don't run water tank dry and run out of water.
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Postby Movin' On » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:39 pm

Flow meters are notoriously inaccurate. You are much better off measuring tank level. I use the "Tank Tender" which is completely mechanical.
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Postby Tom Overs » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:09 pm

A clean stick is also very accurate :)

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Postby GB42-267 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:18 pm

A clean stick is also very accurate
I've been using a marked stick for years, virtually maintenance free (needs a good wipe down every so often) and always accurate. :)

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Postby seaisleman » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:27 pm

I installed one of these watercounters in my boat about 6 months ago and it seems to be reasonably accurate. Has a totalizer on the sending unit, and a digital readout that you can remotely mount anywhere in the boat and reset.

https://www.watercounter.com/
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Postby melkowal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:38 pm

Thanks Chuck. Just what I need.
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Postby ambrosia » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:07 am

I use a sight gauge. Since the water level in the sight gauge tube tube will remain constant and level with the tank water level anywhere in the boat, the tube doesn't have to be plumbed directly into the tank and can be placed in any convenient location. I used an unused tee near the water tank outlet but ran a clear plastic 3/8"hose into the lazarette where it is attached to the bulkhead right next to the hatch where it's easy to see.

I put cheap brass ball valve in the end of the tube as the pump sucks air through the tube when the water level is low.

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Postby Don Prior » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:11 am

MELKOWAL

I also have a Watercounter which I installed about 1 year ago. It works very well. I installed the unit in the engine room where there was a straight run of water pipe just upstream from my water pump. It is easy to install the sender.

I put the gauge in the panel near the wheel where it is easy to see. The gauge can be put anywhere in the boat.

See www.watercounter.com

Fair winds.

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Postby Noel » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:31 am

In my boat, the water tanks are positioned so I cannot use a stick to sound them. I ran a line from my Hart Tank Tender, an item I like a lot, to the water tank. I can sound the 2 fuel tanks, the holding tank and the water tank and I am done. Simple, not too expensive and effective.
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Postby dstong » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:37 am

2+ years with a Watercounter...Love It! One of the best "adds" I've done to Freedom.
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Postby Barry L » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:24 am

Leigh
Good idea
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Postby Stretch Head » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:46 am

I look at my chines. When they are out of the water, I'm low. Out a few inches, I'm out. Down 4" I'm full. It's that easy.
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water meter

Postby T_BOAT » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:53 pm

Have you had the method patented ?
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Postby Sleepah » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:06 am

Stretch has it.

But I know how to make it into an audible audible alarm since it is a real bother to walk all the way to the stern and to lean out to see my chines. If Stretch added an aft cabin, he could hear the water slapping under the chine as he slept!
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