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ratherwhalering posted 01-10-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for ratherwhalering   Send Email to ratherwhalering  
I have decided to install a Pate 27 gallon fiberglass gas tank in my 87 Montauk!
My local dealer quoted $381.00 for the tank, plus $15.00 freight. The Teak Hold down is $45.00.
This seems VERY high after reading the old threads regarding gas tanks. Does anyone know a cheaper distributor who ships?
Wild Turkey posted 01-10-2002 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wild Turkey  Send Email to Wild Turkey     
Order directly from Manuf.

Pate Plastics, Inc.
360 N.W. 71st Street
Miami, FL 33150

ratherwhalering posted 01-10-2002 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Done! Thanks.
John from Madison CT posted 01-10-2002 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

Let me know what your quoted for that tank. I may get one too one of these days.



ratherwhalering posted 01-10-2002 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Will do...the order will be processed next week, and I'll have all the info (inc. shipping) then. Includes teak brackets too.
jay posted 01-10-2002 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay    
I saw one of these tanks in the Cetecea picture 41 and liked it.

Other than looks, what are the advantages of this tank over the 28 gallon Tempo that I have?

Wild Turkey posted 01-10-2002 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wild Turkey  Send Email to Wild Turkey     
Jay.... Other than looks, no real advantages over your Tempo in my opinion.
It happens to be the fuel tank OEM for my year Montauk (1989).
I think I remember some problems with the height of some Tempo tanks and clearance for accessing the opening when fueling. Help me out guys........
Bigshot posted 01-11-2002 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I love my Pate 27. More expensive but mine is 13 years old and is tip-top. Not gonna get that from a plastic tank(at least not any ones I have owned).
ratherwhalering posted 01-14-2002 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
What really sold me is the clear plastic sight tube. As you look at the tank from the stern, there is a clear, verticle strip (with corresponding gallon marks I believe) No guess work there. BTW I will soon have two 12 gallon aluminum (repainted) red tanks, with nice red mats available, if anyone is interested.

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