Thread: Twin engine hour meters
06-27-2012, 12:03 PM #1
Twin engine hour meters
Has anyone set up hour meters on twin engine boats? I bought a pair of 2" hour meters for mine, but I can only put one in the empty dash hole for it. I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas around this?
06-28-2012, 09:40 PM #2
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maybe mount both gauges in the engine compartment. or use a commercial tiny tach or hour meter of that size, one for each engine...
I`m considering doing the same thing.
I have an inactive depth gauge (not hooked up) in that gauge hole, will most likely swap that out for a battery gauge...
06-30-2012, 09:08 PM #3
Why do you want hour meters when the boat has them in it??? If you add them now, they will be inaccurate with the hours of the boat
07-04-2012, 03:08 PM #4
I know it's not a perfect system, but I just rebuild both jet pumps over the winter with new impellers, wear rings, ect...and rebuilt the carbs, replaced fuel lines/filters, ect...
At least now I can start keeping track of how many hours I have on the this part of the rebuild for future reference, although this makes me think only one hour meter is good enough, since its somewhat indifferent now.
It popped into place easily:
I still need to wire it in. It runs on 12v, and I dont wan to hook it to the tether since it can be left on without the engines running. Any ideas on how to wire it?
07-04-2012, 10:16 PM #5
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