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Under seat Fuel tank for `71montauk
|Author||Topic: Under seat Fuel tank for `71montauk|
posted 02-08-2002 03:29 PM ET (US)
I am installing a leaning post in my montauk and would like to put the fuel tank underneath.
I am looking to put in something btwn 19 & 24 gallons and could use some suggestions on the best brands. Even more importantly the dealer about to install my new yamaha 90 said he would have to put an inspection panel in over the tunnel to run the new fuel line. I don't like the idea of cutting any holes in the floor. Has anyone done this?
posted 03-04-2002 07:56 PM ET (US)
I have a 97 montauk and have a pate plastics tank now.
I have just had a custom leaning post made up for my boat. I plan on getting rid of the 27 gal pate and having a custom aluminum tank fabricated. I probably will have a tank made with roughly a 37-40 gal capacity made up.
I also have a Yami 90 on my boat,I use my boat offshore fishing all of the time. I live in Miami, and my main fishing target this year have been swordfish. All of my trips avg 65 miles, all at night. I find that the OEM seat just gets in the way. My leaning post has a 34 inch wide seat, and a rail to the outside of that, with 4 lee 15 degree rod holders behind that. The leaning post seat opens giving me a storage compartment 30long x 8high x 8deep. This will allow me to use this for tackle storage and give me an opportunity to eliminate clutter in the boat.
Who made your leaning post. Do you already have it?
posted 03-14-2002 11:43 PM ET (US)
I'm thinking of a leaning post too.
What is the ballpark cost?
I found a good site for leaning posts, I'm just not sure of prices.
posted 03-15-2002 03:54 PM ET (US)
I just finished installing a leaning post on my '69 16'er; leaner was ordered from Cutting Edge Marine(http://www.hot-pursuit.com/leanpost.html) in Hialeah, FLA. Their prices for the simple leaners are very close to their web site add. After verifying what size correctly places the base pads in line with the underdeck wood reinforcing, I ordered a custom height and color and 5 rodholders. The only thing I neglected was to consider the sloping deck on my whaler.
A 27 gallon Tempo goes under the leaner. A Kodiak PF-22 will sit forward of the transom well.
"May the winds of fortune sail you,
posted 03-19-2002 09:44 PM ET (US)
Here's some photos of the new goodies which include a leaning post, a Kodiak PF-22 bait tank plumbed to a Kodiak/Rule TM-500, and under the leaner, a fuel-tank bed made out of starboard. The bed can accommodate either (2) metal 6 gal. tanks or a 27 gallon Tempo or Moeller.
Mounted in the bow (not shown) are a Minnkota RT42/PD/AP/C and a bow fishing chair.
posted 03-19-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)
<<All of my trips avg 65 miles, all at night.>>
Do you really take a 17' boat 65 miles offshore at night? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. May the Lord be with you!
posted 03-25-2002 08:52 PM ET (US)
Yes, I really do 65 miles. We run out of Miami 22 miles south to catch 1-2 lb live baits, then we run 20 miles offshore to set up for swordfish (1400' of water), we drift for several hours north in the gulfstream, and then crank up (hopefully with a sword laying in the boat next to me) and head back southwest home usually 22-28 miles. We have to pick our weather, and I have the best in safety equipment. In order to extend my VHF range, I had a plate welded to the rail over my center console. This plate is in the center where the two pieces meet at 90 degrees. And I mounted a antenna mount there. I placed a Shakesphere Galixy VHF antenna there so that I have the best possible range for my boat.
posted 03-25-2002 09:08 PM ET (US)
What is the purpose of the plate you had welded to the console rail?
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