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I have a 1997 Hewes Redfisher 18 and i just removed the fuel sender. Bent the *** out of it... It seems to me like this sender was not designed to reach the bottom of the tank. The sender is also offset on the tank to the side and that is where the tank is angled so it is impossible for it to reach the bottom. Wanted to know what senders have you guys replaced your previous ones with. I was looking at WEMA but they are all straight with no "lever float" that could reach the bottom. 

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12 hours ago, Jorgerivadeneira said:

I have a 1997 Hewes Redfisher 18 and i just removed the fuel sender. Bent the *** out of it... It seems to me like this sender was not designed to reach the bottom of the tank. The sender is also offset on the tank to the side and that is where the tank is angled so it is impossible for it to reach the bottom. Wanted to know what senders have you guys replaced your previous ones with. I was looking at WEMA but they are all straight with no "lever float" that could reach the bottom. 

Don't waste your time...they don't work.

Just fill your skiff with fuel, make a fairly long run and then re-fill it.

Calculate how many miles you ran, then calculate the MPG and estimate....

 

dc

 

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58 minutes ago, Wanaflatsfish said:

Don't waste your time...they don't work.

Just fill your skiff with fuel, make a fairly long run and then re-fill it.

Calculate how many miles you ran, then calculate the MPG and estimate....

 

dc

 

Lol is that what most of y’all do

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I see it this way; If he knows the float does not go to the bottom of the tank, fill the tank all the way up and run it till the gauge reads empty then top the tank back off. If you know you have a 30 gallon tank but you only topped back off at say 25 gallons he can assume he has 5 gallons remaining in the tank when the gauge is on empty. Then he can divide the miles from the GPS by the gallons of fuel used which in this case would be 25 gallons. All depends on throttle use though!

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I agree with Dino (WFF).  Is your fuel fill positioned where you can stick the tank?  My 1994 Action Craft had the fuel fill right above the middle of the tank, with a straight line of sight to the bottom of the tank.  It was great.  With the tank empty, I filled it 3 gallons at a time and carved notches at each 3 gallon increment on a stick made out of teak wood.  Best, most accurate fuel gauge I've ever used.  No fuel filling delays with that tank setup, like we hear about these days either - refueling time was fast as $#%@, lol.

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Jorge when you buy your GPS look at the fuel flow sensors you can install on the fuel line if your running an older carbureted engine, if the engine is a fuel injected model you may be able to pick up the fuel flow rate form the engine ECM to determine gallons used on each trip 

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I use my fuel flow on the gauges on my new engine and the hrs run.  My gauge has never been reliable enough to trust.  On the water I want trust ,especially if you go off shore. I hate to see private plane pilots leaving Key west without checking fuel levels to get to Ft Meyer that ditch in the Gulf from running out of fuel.  Any one going out on the water or flying should check exactly whats in the tank.

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