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dvr posted 05-30-2000 08:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for dvr   Send Email to dvr  
I've got a 27 gal tempo gas tank located under the flip-flop seat on my montauk. I am somewhat displeased by the way it seems to slide around while underway. What are the most professional and effective ways of securing the tank?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Al Phillips posted 05-30-2000 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Al Phillips  Send Email to Al Phillips     
It slides around? Really?

I also have a 27 gallon tank under the seat of my Montauk. It doesn't budge, even under the roughest of conditions. Located around the tank are several small teak chocks, which are screwed into the deck. This keeps the tank from sliding. Tightly stretched bungee chord kepps the tank from jumping out of the chocks during choppy sea conditions.

Al

dfmcintyre posted 05-31-2000 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
DVR -

Depends on if your into keeping up with teak maintence or not, and if your even slightly at home with power tools.

Just fabricate a set of blocks, either out of teak or Starboard, one set in front, and the second set in back. 3" x 5" x however high that will keep the tank in BUT (IMPORTANT HERE) STILL allow you to pull the tank up and over the bottom of the seat to fuel it.

Although many here will attest to my loving teak, here I'd personally use a couple chunks of Starboard. If you look around in the right places, you can even get colored pieces (some stores only sell black or white).

I might even just make one continuous piece on the front and back, instead of four seperate pieces. Get a router and finish off the edges, and use stainless steel screws to attach to the wood under the deck. Careful not to drill into the tunnel. Use some bedding compound (3M's 5200 will work but don't plan on removing them!) to seal the holes and keep them from allowing water into the wood and foam below the deck. One nice trick is after drilling the proper hole, mount a larger drill and drill just about .25 into the smaller hole. That will keep a small pool of bedding compound at the surface.

Best - Don

dfmcintyre posted 05-31-2000 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
DVR -

Oops.

I meant to say:

"allowing you to pull the tank over the new bracket but not contacting the bottom of the seat"..

make sense?

Don

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