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rubadub555 posted 03-25-2002 10:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for rubadub555   Send Email to rubadub555  
In rough seas, my Montauk fuel tank (plastic, underseat) creeps 2" or 3" aft, threatening to pinch the fuel line, despite the curved notch in that part of the tank.
I DO need to slide the tank out from under the seat to fuel. What's the best fix? Source?
thanks, mateys
Scott
Dick posted 03-25-2002 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Scott
I'll e-mail you a picture of how I secure mine.
Dick
rubadub555 posted 03-25-2002 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for rubadub555  Send Email to rubadub555     
Thanks; I'll look for your photo.
simonmeridew posted 03-25-2002 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for simonmeridew  Send Email to simonmeridew     
Rub:
I bought a bungee cord and clipped it on the front leg of the RPS, around the back of the fuel tank, and clipped it on the other front leg. Another way of doing things
simonmeridew
PMUCCIOLO posted 03-26-2002 02:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
My Pate tank is held in place by chocks made of Starboard. They work very well!

Paul

rubadub555 posted 03-26-2002 07:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for rubadub555  Send Email to rubadub555     
Thanks to each for the ideas.
Are the chocks moveable, to accomodate fuelling? I'm considering the option to secure the tank via the seat supports with a stout turnbuckled strap. No holes in the deck, no tripping on chocks. Thanks again.
PMUCCIOLO posted 03-27-2002 01:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
The chocks holding my Pate tank in place are fixed (screwed into the deck). I understand your not wanting to drill anything into the hull...I'm the same way!

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Paul

rubadub555 posted 04-02-2002 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for rubadub555  Send Email to rubadub555     
2" webbing and plastic lockbuckles ($7) now secure the tank to the RPS legs, easily adjustable for fuelling. Thanks to all for the suggestions.

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