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myotherboatisawhaler posted 11-17-2001 01:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for myotherboatisawhaler   Send Email to myotherboatisawhaler  
completly refurbishing a 84 montauk. would like to permenatly mount the fuel tank in the console to free the space under the seat for another cooler. has any one done this? if so could you pass on your comments/suggestions. thanks
John from Madison CT posted 11-17-2001 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
Hmmmm, permanently mounting your fuel tank in the console would have me worried. First of all you can have gas fumes in the console. Think what would happen if just one of the the many many wires in there where slighly loose and sparked. (Kaboommmm !!)

Seriously, I wouldn't do it, besides, you won't be able to fit one of any real size IMO.

Just my $.02. Good luck.

John

JBCornwell posted 11-17-2001 06:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
I'm with John, otherBoat... Put a cooler or refrigerator in there and put your tank up front with a seat on top.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Dick posted 11-17-2001 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Mounting a tank in the console would not be a problem as long as it had an external vent and fill. Not realy enough room in there to get much of tank in so why give up the only dry storage you have.
The best bet is under the seat or in front of the console as JB suggested.
myotherboatisawhaler posted 11-18-2001 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for myotherboatisawhaler  Send Email to myotherboatisawhaler     
my thoughts are to permanatly mount an 18 gallon, 16" X 24" X 10 1/2" high aluminum tank, under the console, next to the opening for the wire harness, with a permanent fill and vent through the side of the console. the tank would essentialy work as a built in or below deck tank. fumes as with all permanate tanks should not be an issue. the rest of the space, all be it small, could be storage for life vests and the like.
Gonefishing posted 11-19-2001 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gonefishing  Send Email to Gonefishing     
I absolutely agree to keep the fuel tank under the seat.Purchased a new 2001 Montauk this past May and immediately contacted Pate
Platics in Florida.They are great to work with and will sell you a beautiful
fiberglass 24 gallon tank that fits beautifully.
Bigshot posted 11-19-2001 11:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
If you have never spent a lot of time on a Montauk, you might want to reconsider. When the rough gets going, the tough move weight to the stern. If not yu'll need new fillings.
JDH posted 11-19-2001 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDH  Send Email to JDH     
JB wrote:

I'm with John, otherBoat... Put a cooler or refrigerator in there and put your tank up front with a seat on top.

SNIP:

Are you saying to put the weight of the gas in front of the console?


I want to build a new console, and I also want to add at least a 19 gallon tank. I was planning on putting it under the helm seat (like I have seen many setup). I also plan on putting the battery in the console.

What does the rest of the crew think?

Dick posted 11-19-2001 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I am running a 28 gallon tank under the pilot seat and the battery in the console. Works great for me.
Taylor posted 11-19-2001 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I thought putting the tanks under the RPS was one of the really briliant things in the montauk layout. If you put a cooler under there you can't open it without pulling it out.
JBCornwell posted 11-19-2001 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
I probably didn't make myself clear. I agree that the best place for the fuel tank is under the RPS. If I were going to add more fuel capacity or had to have a cooler under the RPS, in front of the console is a better place to put a fuel tank than in the console.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

stagalv posted 11-19-2001 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Hey, you guys who have a Pate 24gal in a Montauk. How did you mount the tank so it doesn't slide around? If you use teak cleats screwed into the deck you have to lift the tank and slide back to fill, correct? Rex
JBCornwell posted 11-19-2001 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy, Stagalv.
I have a Tempo 28 gal on my Montauk. It sits on a thin pad and is strapped to the deck with battery-style straps and metal loops at the front only. I don't have to lift it to slide it out, I only release the quick-release buckles and get enough slack to slide it back far enough for access to the filler.

If you like, Email me and I can shoot a couple of pictures for you.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Dick posted 11-20-2001 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a picture of the Tempo 28 gallon tank under the seat of my Montauk.
If anyone would like it please e-mail me.
Dick
Gonefishing posted 11-21-2001 07:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gonefishing  Send Email to Gonefishing     
I put the Pate 24 in mt Montauk in May.
Just level off the inside edges of each of the rubber pads that BW installed to hold the normal six gallon tanks that come standard.The 24 gal. Pate fits right in..Then instead of using the hold down cleats I fastened the end handles of the tank to the ends of the seat frames on both
sides.I can fill the tank easily without moving it and I have put it through some
really rough water around Block Island ,Montauk and The Race and the tank does not move at all.Pate will finish the tank to match your hull/interior color and
it will look like it came from BW.
There is even a second fuel line port already in place in case you want to add a kicker/trolling motor.The Pate Tank is much heavier constructed than the Tempo Plastic
.
Barnett Childress posted 11-23-2001 07:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I installed a 24Gal Pate in my 2001 Montauk this past summer just as Gonefishing describes. Only difference is I did install the hold down cleats front and rear of the tank. This is a very clean install and really looks factory. Works great and I can fill the tank without moving it. I've got pictures somewhere if anyone is interested.
Barnett
John from Madison CT posted 11-23-2001 08:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
Barnett,

If you got a photo(s) please send them over to me: JMetaxas@aol.com

I may in the market for that nice Pate tank. Do you remember what they cost?

Thanks,

John

Bigshot posted 11-23-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have a Pate 27 on my Montauk and they are about $400.

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