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cmslim posted 07-05-2001 03:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for cmslim   Send Email to cmslim  
I have a 76 Montauk and have been looking for the one piece fiberglass tank that fits under the seat, I believe it is 24 gallons. I know Tempo makes a plastic one but I would prefer fiberglass. Any help?
Bigshot posted 07-05-2001 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Pate makes them and I beleve mine is 27gals and was around $300 10 years ago so count on around $400w/tax or shipping. Your vintage came with an optional 2-12gal steel tanks. The Tempo is a deal for $105, reconsider.
cmslim posted 07-05-2001 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmslim  Send Email to cmslim     
Thanks for the info Bigshot! Were you able to install that Pate tank over the existing tank pads or did you have to remove them. What did you use for a hold down?
Bigshot posted 07-05-2001 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Has 2-12 gal pads with notches cut out. Have no idea what holds it in but is don't move. 27 gals is way plenty on a 17.
kamml posted 07-07-2001 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamml  Send Email to kamml     
I just installed a Pate 27 that I bought as a used tank through this forum. Installation required the removal of my existing tank pads and the creation of three wooden chocks. I used two chocks on the rear (2.5"s) and a single 10" on the front. I used 4 eyelet screws and two bungee cords as the hold down. I also added an inline fuel filter near the engine at the same time. I returned from vacation today where I used the boat extensively. The large tank proved itself very useful. It was easy to add 6 - 12 gals at a time and mix the appropriate pint(s) of oil. Never had oil out of suspension problems and the motor ran like a top. The tank was easy to fill and a really useful add on to my Montauk. It was easy to tell fuel level at a glance by looking down at my feet, I couldn't do that with my two 6 gal plastic Tempos.
bboeri posted 07-08-2001 12:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for bboeri  Send Email to bboeri     
Kamml, Do you have to move the tank out from under the seat to fill it? Isnt that a hassle?
Bigshot posted 07-08-2001 06:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Mine is on the 12 gal pads, no wood chocks. Do not have to move to fill.

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