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Speedo problem? #12803791
06/24/18 07:26 PM
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New to me boat,first time out.starts nd runs great ,but too windy to top it out.NO speed read till 30 mph,fine to about 45 mph.
stop and run it up ,same results.Waterpickup,sucking air ,???. Thanks.

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12803850
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Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12804121
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thnks jim. kinda ,sorta thought that might be the the prob. just looking for a second opinion, thanknou

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12804288
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Do you really care if it works or not?

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12804304
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R.R. Idont know why Iam not a speed freak ,but i kinda do want it to work ?
Am i anal?

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12804471
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Never had a speedo work for more than a few months without cleaning the pitot tube. GPS speed much more accurate, anyway.


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Re: Speedo problem? [Re: fouzman] #12804484
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Never had a speedo work for more than a few months without cleaning the pitot tube. GPS speed much more accurate, anyway.


GPS is what most look at, but the darn thing should work, just hard to keep the junk out of that little hole.
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Re: Speedo problem? [Re: JIM SR.] #12804686
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Never had a speedo work for more than a few months without cleaning the pitot tube. GPS speed much more accurate, anyway.


GPS is what most look at, but the darn thing should work, just hard to keep the junk out of that little hole.
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Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12804837
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Thanks guys good info.

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12808176
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When mine stops working I disconnect the tube from the speedometer and use my air compressor to blow the junk out of the tube and the little hole. This is a never ending problem though, a GPS or a speedometer app on a smart phone is the way to go.

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12812396
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The fact that they are notoriously inaccurate make them only good for a very rough estimate of speed at best. I blocked off my speedo tube and replaced the gauge with a more useful tachometer. Re-purposed the hose for a water pressure gauge which was infinitely more useful.


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Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12813894
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Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12814899
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Mine tends to bind up and wedge alot.

Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae] #12816699
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Put a GPS speedometer in the boat.....works AND it's accurate.


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