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    i have tapped my pump for gauge install when i purchase some. i want liquid filled, rear mount, and all my other gauges are 2 inch. i would like to keep that look going.

    what pressure range should i look for?

    since pressure is pressure, i would like to also use industrial gauges over an autometer or similar style.

    this is a 2.5 face but i think it would be easy to read
    60psi glycerin filled gauge, 2-1/2" face, 1/4" MPT back mount, GG60B | PaulB

    here is where my taps are and how they fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by $uperJoe View Post
    i have tapped my pump for gauge install when i purchase some. i want liquid filled, rear mount, and all my other gauges are 2 inch. i would like to keep that look going.

    what pressure range should i look for?

    since pressure is pressure, i would like to also use industrial gauges over an autometer or similar style.

    this is a 2.5 face but i think it would be easy to read
    60psi glycerin filled gauge, 2-1/2" face, 1/4" MPT back mount, GG60B | PaulB

    here is where my taps are and how they fit
    I have a 0-35 "water" gauge on the bottom tap.....I ended up with an oil pres gauge on the top one...I will see 40-45 is at wot.... I was seeing even higher than that but I trimmed the loader back a little over the winter.
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    just an observation..... a $12.00 2 5/8" liquid filled gauge is a joke. I'd bet it will last all of 2 hrs run time if that.


    curious, what's you goal with this project? what are you expecting out of this boat?


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    12 dollar gauge, your probably about right on its life time. i dont mean this one, just a similar style. i just dont know what range i should get so i guessed at 60. i read some threads that said 35 psi at WOT seems to be best for them.

    as far as the boat is concerned i would want the world but expect very little, as i know i have to pay to play. and pay is not really my strong suit; work is. as far as the work, i seem to be doing complete circles with no direction, but all in all i read and ask and read and then apply so i can see the theories in action for a better understanding of jets, and boats in general. its a great learning tool for me and thats really what i have to do since there are no jet shops that will apprentice around me.

    i would consider myself an above average fabricator based on the tools i have available. i have been building dirt toys for more than 10 years. just wanted a change so here i am learning about wood and glass now. i look back at the 10 year old projects and just laugh at the work i thought was top notch at the time. i suppose my 10 year from now boat will be the same way looking back at now.

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    something like this blower gauge works well:



    Your project will be a good learning experience for you. What do you plan on learning from the intake psi gauge? Do you have different intake grates and shoes you will be playing with or ride plate changes?

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    eventually i should have all those fun things. i have a very questionable on design performance but sturdy "ski loader" as it was handed to me.
    pics here
    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...ml#post1670229
    ill compare that against the rock grate first. next thing i will try to find will be a top loader and a center loader for possible performance gains.

    knowing each boat has its own special attributes will make an exact science hard, but i am a 15+ year professional pool man and pump science for that application is all dialed in. this being a completely different design renders its own challenges, along being coupled to a moving object; however it still is a pump. these to me seem like simple things to monitor until i can correctly do a set back and start monitoring the 3 different impellers i have. an A a back cut A and a B. all aluminum for now as my power is low in comparison to others. compare these against each other with time vs gps 20,40,60,and top MPH. that way i can accurately say i know the difference between seat of the pants, and water whipping your face

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