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whalerron posted 02-19-2002 10:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalerron   Send Email to whalerron  
Where can I find those rubber gas tank mats that go under the gas tanks in a montauk? I cannot find them anywhere.

Thanks,
Ron

Dick posted 02-20-2002 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
As far as I know they are still available through any Whaler dealer.
whalerron posted 02-20-2002 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Dick,

Thanks. I just got off the phone with my local Whaler dealer and he has them for $32.50 a piece.

- Ron

OutrageMan posted 02-20-2002 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
Or, you could do what my father did and use $5 rubber welcome mats.

Brian

whalerron posted 02-21-2002 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
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.
seagull posted 02-21-2002 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for seagull  Send Email to seagull     
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.
Bigshot posted 02-21-2002 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.

pcogs posted 02-22-2002 08:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for pcogs  Send Email to pcogs     
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.

muchogusto posted 02-22-2002 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for muchogusto  Send Email to muchogusto     
do you need a rubber mat under a fiberglass tank. I have a 27 gallon fiberglass tank on my 17' newport.
Alan Hiccock posted 02-23-2002 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
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??
thanks,
Alan

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