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Old 06-24-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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I have enormous tankage on my boat, but unbelievably I have no means of telling what my levels are. I absolutely need to install some kind of metering device for at least the fuel system.

I just read about the Tank Tender in Sailing magazine this week and was wondering if anyone had first hand experience with the system that they could share?

http://www.thetanktender.com/
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Yes! When we bought SV Watermelon it had electronic sensors, but they didn't work. Peter was hesitant to replace it because they seem to go bad all the time.

When he heard about Tank Tender he figured it was worth a try. We used it for 15 years and it never let us down. it is simple, pretty easy to install, and very easy to use. You have to calibrate it (and that's how I discovered that one of our water tanks held 25 gallons, not the 50 gallons we had been told), and I think that every few years it's worth it to clean everything and recalibrate it, but it worked for us. We had that 4 tank one with the four buttons.

The electronic gauges on MV Watermelon are also terribly inaccurate, so I think it's time for us to bite the bullet and go with what we know works.

Good luck.
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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Super! I'll order it today.

I can't tell you how much I've been worried about cutting a hole in the tops of my tanks to install standard float gauges. This is some much better!
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