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tarbaby posted 04-14-2001 09:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for tarbaby   Send Email to tarbaby  
I have worked on my boat all winter and it is now near perfect. I bought a 27 tempo tank for under the rps. It is bungied in place but the thing walks backwards. I figure that if I cut the lip off of the inside edge of both tank mats it might help. Anyone know how to stop this from happening? Thanks, Shay.
carlz posted 04-14-2001 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
One each side near the floor there are two indentations, roughly 1/5" x 2". Are these not intended for blocks screwed into the floor that would prevent sliding?
Tom W Clark posted 04-14-2001 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Shay,

When trying to secure something heavy like a fuel tank, the last thing you want is something that stretches! Try nylon webbing or stainless band instead of bungee. The bungee will do nothing given the intertial mass of a full fuel tank (27gal x 6.5 lbs/gal = 175.5 lbs + weight of tank itself)

Reminds me of a guy (a bright guy, he was an MD) who "lashed" his 13' Sport down to his trailer with bungee cords. Utterly worthless....

triblet posted 04-16-2001 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The West catalog has some rubber blocks to
fence in your tank. That's what the factory
did for the Pate tank on my Montauk.

Chuck

lhg posted 04-16-2001 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Tempo makes a little teak block kit to secure their tanks. Four blocks (about 1 x 1 x 3), with an eye strap on top, screw into the floor, then bungees go over the tank to secure it. The blocks keep it from moving, not the bungees. It works well and looks nice. Tempo part # 615HDS.
tarbaby posted 04-16-2001 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for tarbaby  Send Email to tarbaby     
Thanks for the replys. Teak blocks it is. Shay

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