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user184657 posted 07-30-2001 08:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for user184657   Send Email to user184657  
i have a 1986 montauk whaler. it came with two 12 gallon tempo gas cans that fit under the seat. one can has gone bad. tempo now manufactures a plastic can but the cap is to high. it will not fit under the seat. where can i get another gas can? or what would you suggest as a replacement for this system.
Dick posted 07-30-2001 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I run a Tempo 28 gal tank under the seat in my Montauk. You can mount it slightly aft so the fuel cap clears the seat, or as I do, slide it aft for filling and then back.
Happy to email you a pic if you like, let me know.
Dick
bdb posted 07-30-2001 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Try removing the tank mats. Tempos fit under my seat after I pulled out the factory mats. I ended up putting in some basic rubber "welcome" mats and the tanks slide in and out with a hair to spare. The rubber mats also provide you a static eletricity barrier between the poly tanks and the glass deck. Not exactly a ground, but at least an insulator.

Fully gassed Harpoon Harry

JBCornwell posted 09-08-2001 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
There is a lawn tractor cap, vented, that fits the tempo tanks and is only about 3/4" tall. It allowed my Tempo 28 gallon to slide under the seat. I still have to slide her aft to fill, but you can't have everything.

I have also read, today, of a new low profile cap offered by Tempo. You might check that out. BTW, I found the tractor cap at Wal-Mart for undwer $10.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

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