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Anyone use a Moeller or Tempo fuel tank?
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posted 06-05-2002 02:11 PM ET (US)
Has anyone used a Moeller or Tempo Fuel tank under the seat in a Montauk (2001)? What size? I'm checking my options and am aware of the Pate tank.
posted 06-05-2002 02:26 PM ET (US)
I use the Tempo 28 gallon on my Montauk. I would recommend that you get one that has the sight glass down the rear. Tempo's gauge is hard to see.
posted 06-05-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)
I second alvis but I think for the price it's hard to beat ($160?). The fuel guage is for crap. I've learned to compensate for it though by looking at it when the sun shines on it or just using the search light on the side. I can see the level easily then.
posted 06-05-2002 03:00 PM ET (US)
And the tank fits under the seat okay? The measurements seem close. Thanks for the help!
posted 06-05-2002 03:13 PM ET (US)
I have a Tempo 28 on my '80 Montauk and a Moeller 24 on my son's '99 Montauk. The Tempo requires a low profile cap to really fit under the seat, the Moeller not.
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posted 06-05-2002 03:17 PM ET (US)
I forgot....I raised the seat with 2" teak so I don't have to slide the tank in/out every time for filling.
posted 06-05-2002 04:12 PM ET (US)
My stock Tempo 28 sits under the RPS on my 2000 Montauk without any problems and with a stock cap. It sits directly on the two rubber mats.
I pull it sternward about 5-6 inches when filling the tank. No problems for the past two seasons with this tank.
posted 06-05-2002 04:30 PM ET (US)
My height under the seat is just shy of 14 inches. You clear the filler cap? I'm assuming the clearance is the same on yours as the 2001 Montauk.
posted 06-05-2002 04:46 PM ET (US)
I don`t own a Moeller, but the 6 gallon Tempo tanks I do have are nice. That being said, I would buy a Moeller next time do to the fact that they are less money, and I have heard a little better quality?? Jack.
posted 06-05-2002 07:02 PM ET (US)
Moeller 20 under the RPS in my Montauk. Have to slide it out to fill, but otherwise good. Works best to 'agitate' boat a little to get the gas sloshing back and forth a little to see the gas height. There's always more there than I think there is.
posted 06-05-2002 08:07 PM ET (US)
On Montauks, any brand large tank, Tempo, Moeller or Pate, (28 gallons) is supposed to be installed/mounted so that the filler cap is NOT under the seat, and the tank does not have to be moved for filling. The tanks are designed with the filler cap at the back specifically for this reason. This is also so that you have the necessary "heel" space when piloting the boat, especially as the bow rises when lugging into a head sea, and you're standing at a forward leaning angle relative to the boat floor.
posted 06-05-2002 10:13 PM ET (US)
I see what you mean,you have some good points there.
posted 06-05-2002 10:28 PM ET (US)
I have the Tempo 27 in my 99 Montauk and have mounted it completely under the seat. It is necessary to pull it aft about 6" for filling but that is no problem. If you mount it far enough aft to allow filling without moving it the tank covers the access to the tunnel for the fuel line.
I don't have any problem with heel room with the tank forward. To me sticking 6" out aft of the RPS not only lessens floor space but how do you route the fuel line.
posted 06-06-2002 03:24 PM ET (US)
Mine is mounted to match the rubber mounting mats which were stock with the boat. I have no problem with heel space, as my legs hit the seat, and my feet don't hit the tank.
Now, belly space for the steering wheel is a different issue.
posted 06-09-2002 02:35 PM ET (US)
I just replaced my tank with 2 Tempo 13 gal tanks($39.99 ea at Bass Pro). This is on a 78 Montauk that already had the seat raised 3/4 ". Still had to go to Wally World and get low profile caps. They fit under the seat well but still akward to fill and change the fuel line when needed. Personnaly I like the idea that when # 1 tank empties I can still get BACK!!!
I am opting to raise the seat a couple of more inches ( it needs it) and hinge the seat for better access.
posted 06-10-2002 12:29 PM ET (US)
I have one Tempo 13 gal and on Tempo 7.5 gal under the seat. Does anyone have single or twin Moller 13 gal tanks on their Montauk? How do they fit under RPS?
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