International Express Water Tank Capacity

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International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by RWS » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:27 am

My 1983 Express features the built into the hull fresh water tank.

The only problem with this is when you are out on the hook, you never really know how much water remains in the tank, making you and your crew ultra conservative with eater usage.

Taking a holesaw to the tank top to add a float sensor was out, as I'd likely never remove all the fiberglass grindings.

I recently added an actual water meter to my fresh water tank.

I can confirm that on this 1983 International Express Cruiser the fresh water tank capacity is actually 52 gallons.

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Re: International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:01 am

What type of meter ? Photos of install ?
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Re: International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by RWS » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:49 am

WaterMeter.jpg
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this photo is turned sideways, it's actually reading 52

purchased on Amazon.

Installed in the forward bilge located in the cabin

Moved stainless steel strainer upstream of meter

I will be mounting the digital readout up in the galley

meter $75

pulse counter $38

peace of mind on the hook = PRICELESS

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Re: International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:29 am

Pretty cool looks like the meter on my house .
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Re: International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by WayWeGo » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:06 pm

How does the pulse counter register gallons in the tank?
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Re: International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by RWS » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:44 pm

you don't NEED the pulse counter

It does, however connect to the actual meter, and gets it's data from there

So fill up your fresh water tank, reset the meter to zero, then run her bone dry = 52 gallons

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Re: International Express Water Tank Capacity

Post by WayWeGo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:36 pm

So it is from the same company and designed to work with that meter? That explains it all...
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