1995 Catalina 36 mkii..
Fuel level has never registered. I went by West Marine and picked up another sender that matched the one in the boat.. This one..
After installing the sender, it still didn't fix the problem.. I tried checking the gauge and it seemed to be functiing properly. According to my multi-meter the sender didn't seem to be working properly, so I took it back to West Marine and swapped it out for another one.. The second one didn't seem to work either according to my multi-meter, but then I decided that maybe I wasn't using my multi-meter properly. I then ran out of time, put it all back together still not working and came back home..
I called Catalina Direct and they said they didn't know of any Catalina sailboat that used a fuel sender with a return fuel port on it.. There have been many other owners prior to me, so I have no idea what has happened in the past with my boat. Does anyone else have a Catalina 36mkii that has a sender with a fuel return port?
Just to confirm, assuming that my boat has a stock Catalina gauge, should the above sender work? I guess I need to dig into the fuel tank compartment and see how the return fuel line is plumbed. I see the stock 25 gallon tank is suppose to have a return fuel port on the tank, not the sender, so not exactly sure why someone would have purchased this type of sener and then go to the trouble of plumbing a return fuel line to the sender, rather than direct to the tank..???????????????
Can anyone help me understand what might be going on??
Joe - SV Makara...
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