how accurate is your flow scan?

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  1. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wondering how accurate your flow scan is.I just installed mine on my skipjack 25 and was within about 2.5 gallons.flowscan said 29 i used 26.5.will it dial in closer or is this about as close as they get?
    thanks
     
  2. Cutt

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    I would send it back!
     
  3. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nope.but you should send me that cover:D
     
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    Spent the day buffing it out, my back is gone... Looking nice... Yea might happen if I keep getting low balled... Glad you got time on the water with yours...
     
  5. Staged

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    I've put 50 gallons in and the flo-scan was within .5 gallon on gauge.....
     
  6. ALUMINATOR

    ALUMINATOR Well-Known "Member"

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    Mine is within a few gals' , close enough for me!!
     
  7. Fishbones

    Fishbones Your wife thinks about ME

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    You need to run the boat a few times and make adjustments to get it dialed in. Better to have it read more fuel consumption than not enough.
     
  8. dwaynesda

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    2.5 gallons using 26.5 is almost about a 9 percent error. You can get it much closer using the DIP switches on the back of the unit.

    The switches are labeled if I remember correctly, 1,2,4,8,16,32. The numbers represent percentages.Just flip what ever switches it takes to add up to your error, in your case 9. For your application, you would flip the 8 and the 1 switch (8+1=9). The end switch if I remember correctly is for + or minus on your error, meaning you could be 9 percent over or under. If the new reading is worse, flip the + or minus switch the other way and try again. It will take a few trips to get it dialed in and then it should be golden from then on. Mine reads within 1 gallon when burning 100 gallons which is good enough for me!
     
  9. riverplayer

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    Like he said....it's adjustable by percentages....read the documentation, it's easy to dial it in within .25 gallons.....takes a couple trips and a few adjustments but you should be a ton closer.
     
  10. castin crew

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    im rebuilding my console and leaving an empty spot for the future flo scan i plan on installing, if u get a chance can u tell me how big the gauge is i couldnt find the size on internet
     
  11. dwaynesda

    dwaynesda dwayne

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    From their website:

    Before cutting holes in your Instrument Panel, verify that the instrument will be installed approximately 12” away from the
    compass, and in a shaded location out of direct sunlight. Mounting it within 12” of a compass may interfere with compass
    operation. Direct sunlight may cause the LCD display to temporarily turn black due to heat.
    Instrument Series Cutout Size
    5400(0), 5500(0) series 3 1/16” cutout
    7000(0), 8000(0), 9000(0), TwinScan® Series 3 3/8” ctout
     
  12. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for all the info
     

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