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Montauk fuel tank creeping aft
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posted 03-25-2002 10:44 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 03-25-2002 11:10 AM ET (US)
I'll e-mail you a picture of how I secure mine.
posted 03-25-2002 12:58 PM ET (US)
Thanks; I'll look for your photo.
posted 03-25-2002 07:00 PM ET (US)
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
posted 03-26-2002 02:35 AM ET (US)
My Pate tank is held in place by chocks made of Starboard. They work very well!
posted 03-26-2002 07:32 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-27-2002 01:57 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-02-2002 09:23 AM ET (US)
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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