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Source for rubber gas tank mats?
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posted 02-19-2002 10:49 PM ET (US)
Where can I find those rubber gas tank mats that go under the gas tanks in a montauk? I cannot find them anywhere.
posted 02-20-2002 10:58 AM ET (US)
As far as I know they are still available through any Whaler dealer.
posted 02-20-2002 12:01 PM ET (US)
Thanks. I just got off the phone with my local Whaler dealer and he has them for $32.50 a piece.
posted 02-20-2002 04:48 PM ET (US)
Or, you could do what my father did and use $5 rubber welcome mats.
posted 02-21-2002 12:04 AM ET (US)
I thought about the Welcome mat approach but the "real" mats have a lip all the way around that makes the tank stay in place (only true for steel tanks). The welcome mats lack that feature.
posted 02-21-2002 09:36 AM ET (US)
Have seen some rubber rear floor mats for automobiles that have a lip. Will know real soon, because I need a pair for my Montauk.
posted 02-21-2002 10:53 AM ET (US)
I doubt the cheapos will hold up to gasoline. I would hate to have a black rubber mat melt on my non-skid floor.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 02-21-2002 11:44 AM ET (US)
FYI: the Boston Whaler gas mats, as good as they are, are not immune to gasoline. I know.
When my original Tempo steel tanks finally rusted through at the seams there was, for a period of time, a very slow leak which left just enough gasoline on the mats for long enough that the "rubber" swelled up and distorted the shape of the mats.
As I recall, most of the distortion left after the mats were thoroughly dried out but they never got all the way back to flat. Lesson: clean up your spills.
posted 02-22-2002 08:43 AM ET (US)
Check a restaraunt supply store. They have them in all sorts of varietys that will suit your needs.
The one I used was flat on the surface but the bottom had a pattern of squares that was intended to provide cushion for someone standing on the top. I turned it upside down and cut through the "squares" to create the lip you are talking about.
Works great, plenty of cushion, $10 & 15 minutes labor with a razor knife.
posted 02-22-2002 10:34 AM ET (US)
do you need a rubber mat under a fiberglass tank. I have a 27 gallon fiberglass tank on my 17' newport.
posted 02-23-2002 05:08 PM ET (US)
I was wondering if one of these mats would be a good idea for my 15 sport? I've got a 12 gal. plastic tempo. I know these tanks move around a whole lot if not strapped in, I've got it sort of bungeed for now.
Anyone use these rubber mats under 12 gal. plastic tanks to protect the non skid & help keep the tank in place??
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