I've had one or two emails recently from readers asking for a follow up on the Cruzpro speed module, which I first mentioned here a few years back. Frankly, I'd always meant to bring an update after I had installed it, but somehow it just seemed to slip through the net. Anyway I am happy to report that it worked perfectly, connecting it up was a piece of cake, and the unit is so small it hides out of the way almost anywhere close to the instument itself.
Mine was connected to a small Raymarine unit and although I've not tried it with anyone else's displays I've no dopubt that they would work equally well.
In fact, one of the things that made me think it was time for an update was when I bought a new Cruzpro fuel gauge. The Cruzpro name may not be that well known to many boat owners, which is a pity, because they do make a big selection of gauges, instruments, and electronics which seem well engineered and robust. There are a few drawbacks however, and one is that their website is rather hard to navigate, and it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for, even though you know what you need. The other slight irritation to me is that the outward appearance of the dials and instruments are lacking a little in the looks department. I'm sure that the likes of Garmin have whole departments dedicated to the "User interface experience," but Cruzpro is still at an early stage, so that probaly have one guy in a white coat who does it in his spare time.
The fuel gauge works well, and I am happy with it but I am seriously thinking that the whole dash on Seaglass will get a complete makeover before too long, when and if I can muster up the courage. I'm thinking of doing away with the analogue dials altogether and going to an all digital setup. For this to work I'll have to connect up my sender units on the engine and tanks to a an Actisense EMU and from there to a multi function display. I am somewhat nervous about this idea, but then my car now has completely digital displays and these work fine, so I supose I am being somewhat over cautious, we'll have to see.