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Salty posted 03-24-2002 10:17 AM ET (US)   Profile for Salty   Send Email to Salty  
My 17' SS Limited, (love all that storage), has an 18 gal rectangular Pate which is about to be history because it sticks out from under the aft seat and is just in the way when you want in the back for fueling, fishing, skiing, etc. Have a nearly new Yam C85 mixer. Thinking about two of the old standard 6 gal red metal Tempos. You can also get a vinyl tank guard for the bottoms which looks to be good for protecting the deck and stability. Plan on strapping or bungeeing them down between some plastic blocks. Also plan on a "Y" valve between the tanks to switch from one to the other. Two of these will fit nicely under the seat and leave room for the battery too. Anyone have this or similar rig or a better suggestion for re-tanking for a pre-mix?
gunnelgrabber posted 03-24-2002 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
i'd certainly be interested in providing a new home for your old 18 gal. me?.thanks....lm
whalerron posted 03-24-2002 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Salty, I have been running 2 6 gallon steel tanks for 22 years and I like them alot better than the plastic tanks. They have never leaked. I do need to keep an eye out for water in them because if it goes undetected for too long, I hear that rust may start in the tank. But, so far my tanks are like new on the inside. You can get 2 rubber mats from boston whaler and the mats have raised edges which hold the steel tanks firmly in place.

- ron

Salty posted 03-25-2002 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Salty  Send Email to Salty     
Once I change out the tank with whatever system I use I will have the old tank available for sale. Does Boston Whaler or anyone else have the rubber mats shown on a website somewhere? Also, do you have your tanks run straight to the motor with one fuel line or do you have a "Y" valve to switch from one to the other?
Bigshot posted 03-25-2002 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I use i line and when it starts bucking, I switch tanks. i can't imagine how a 18 gallon pate under the seat but sticking out a few inches takes up more room than 2 6 gal jugs behind the seats.
Salty posted 03-25-2002 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Salty  Send Email to Salty     
The Pate is 30" X 19" and the area under the seat is approximately 13" due to the storage bin under the lift up mahogany stern seat. If the storage bin wasn't there then I would have plenty of room for the Pate to fit all the way up under the seat. The 13" does give enough room for two of the metal 6 gallon jobs. Tempo makes a "Y" valve and I was curious if anyone had ever used one and if so could you change from one tank to the other while underway without missing a beat?
Bigshot posted 03-25-2002 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You would still have to prime the bulb when one ran out. I am amazed there is enough height to stuff a tank under there. That answered my question.
whalerron posted 03-25-2002 05:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Salty, I run the line straight to the motor so I am in the same predicament as you when a tank goes dry. I have thought about a switch too but I haven't done anything about it.

The mats are available from almost any whaler dealer. I got mine from Baltimore Chris Craft in Baltimore. I think they are now called Chesapeake Country or some such but you can still find them in the book as Baltimore Chris Craft. I also read here that they are available from Twin Cities Marine.

- ron

Salty posted 03-25-2002 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salty  Send Email to Salty     
Ron, Tempo makes a three-way valve for connecting two tanks to one motor for about $20-$25, West has them. I'll check out the tank mats, thanks.
PMUCCIOLO posted 03-26-2002 02:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
I have two new 6.6 gallon OEM Yamaha tanks. I just had an 18 gallon Pate tank installed under the rear seat of my 17 Alert. I don't know how to get them to you, however, as I can't ship them.

They have been used ONCE with the pre-mix for break-in. Let me know if you're interested.


Salty posted 03-26-2002 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salty  Send Email to Salty     
Thanks Paul but I already have two if I decide to use them.
sargerator posted 03-26-2002 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for sargerator  Send Email to sargerator     
Refitting my Mauntauk , got it at action for very good price. Originated out of Montery CA. Last owner used it as commercial salmon fishing. He removed the seats added downrigger hardware and went out 60 miles . Yes, got his log with LORAN readings. Anyway,
he left the tank mats in , I removed them , there still in good condition , If you like I would let them go cheap, 10 bucks. I have no need for them , I'm building a leaning post with built in fuel tank , as soon as I get transom and controls back together. let me know by email , What a great place to talk to others about BW !!
Happy Sailing
sargerator posted 03-27-2002 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for sargerator  Send Email to sargerator     
Sorry, commited grave error.
Montauk !!
Should read what I write !!
Salty posted 03-27-2002 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Salty  Send Email to Salty     
SOLD! Just let me know how much with shipping and where to send the money. Thanks,

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