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External fuel gauge? 15 Nov 2019 21:46 #111427

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Thanks Chris,
I haven't investigated the tank outlet yet - if there's a valve or not! If there is, that's a good possibility. I am attracted to the simplicity and potential portability of the Gobious solution.

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External fuel gauge? 15 Nov 2019 15:35 #111424

Hi Pete, we had these MSC pressure transducers on all tanks. You just need to add a tee in the bottom outlet after the shut-off valve. Only slight disadvantage is calibration of full needs to be when tank is full. You can order pre-calibrated though and specify your tank height.
mcsboatproducts.co.uk/portfolio/diesel-fuel-gauges/

Pete Milne wrote: Does anyone know of or use a fuel gauge that can be added outside a steel diesel tank? I'm thinking of some sort of sonic gizmo.

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External fuel gauge? 15 Nov 2019 15:18 #111423

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Thanks Olivier, but that means penetrating the tank, when I could use a sight glass without the extra technology.

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External fuel gauge? 14 Nov 2019 20:44 #111412

You can maybe install something like that ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrAYcvqNs0M

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External fuel gauge? 14 Nov 2019 14:10 #111399

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Correct, Colin, I have max 10cm over the tank top. The Fozmula products all seem to need some penetration of the tank which I want to avoid.
The Gobius is exactly what I had in mind - and easy to move to a new tank sometime. It's a little expensive (anyone know something similar cheaper??) but it will save a serious shipyard charge.

Thanks both!
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External fuel gauge? 13 Nov 2019 23:33 #111396

I assume you don't have access to the tank top??
If you do, I used kit from Fozmula - www.fozmula.com
Easy to fit and has a low level alarm.

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External fuel gauge? 13 Nov 2019 22:51 #111395

Gobious from Sweden. We use it on a black water tank.

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External fuel gauge? 13 Nov 2019 21:23 #111392

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Does anyone know of or use a fuel gauge that can be added outside a steel diesel tank? I'm thinking of some sort of sonic gizmo.

Pete

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