Fuel management 5, Northstar & Smartcraft

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. HolySmokes says:

    I’m glad you’ve got the Lowrance unit.
    After 4 months of evaluating the unit, I can only support how great this low-cost unit is. It monitors multiple engines, multiple tanks, and it (so far) seems accurate enough to count on for 1/mileage; 2/fuel usage; 3/fuel remaining, and if you don’t like what it is reporting, you can re-calibrate it to your liking.
    Since I started with a full 240g tank, I haven’t had the opportunity to see what the bottom line is, but usage (from 3+ to near 15 gph with a 175 merc 2stroke) seems appropriate.
    best, HS

  2. DefJef says:

    I think we are going to need more than better fuel management to maintain all the “power” boats out there. Fuel is such a huge cost to the use and maintenance of these boats a lot of owners are just not using them when they cost thousands of dollars in fuel for a weekend of fun.

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