Tank monitors

  • January 05, 2012 2:08 PM
    Message # 788172
    Deleted user
    Hi all,

    we're wanting to retro-fit tank monitors onto our W42 water and black water tanks. As discusses on other threads, not easy to access! Anybody got any helpful experience in retro-fitting and any suggestions for which monitors to go for?

    SV Chantey
  • January 06, 2012 5:38 AM
    Reply # 788639 on 788172
    Deleted user

    Jane - We have installed the Hart Tank Tenders on our W42 Abake.  www.thetanktender.com  We don't have a track record with them yet, but the theory is sound, installation is very simple, and they were highly recommended by other cruisers that we know.  They are not cheap though.

  • January 13, 2012 6:03 AM
    Reply # 794070 on 788172
    Deleted user
    For water tank senders, I am using WEMA brand devices. Considered by many to be very reliable.

    For black water, in our 28 footer we tried the cheap Xintex/Firebuoy tank monitors but had all sorts of problems with it before it stopped working altogether. Not recommended.

    I think the best choice for a black water tank monitor would be an ultrasonic type sender. No moving parts and nothing to foul. But they are not cheap. I have no experience with them either.

  • January 29, 2012 9:17 AM
    Reply # 810111 on 788172
    Deleted user
    Thanks you both for those helpful suggestions, we´ll look into both supplliers. Another problem may be getting hold of them in either mexico (where boat is) or UK (where we live) We´ll check with our British chandler if he can get them.

    Many thanks,
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