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72 outrage fuel tanks
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posted 05-05-2002 11:23 PM ET (US)
With warm weather finally here, restoration of the '72 (Cetacea page 57) is underway. Steering system - frozen cable - is out and a thorough cleaning is almost done. Here's my question of the day:
What are others using for fuel tanks on this pre belly tank model. I've seen several different tanks in photos and others described in the original catalogue (which also says different options will be available), none of which I seem to have.
The one remaining tank appears to have been original as it was secured by rather elaborate mahagony cleats that could only have been made by BW. After cleaning off years of accumulated grime, I found I had an "aluminized stl." 20 gal Tempo tank. Although the port side must have rusted out and never been replaced, the starboard appears to be in almost new condition. It was vented to the splashwell area and had an older style twist off fuel fill in the gunwale.
I'm tempted to reuse it as the setup is convenient, it looks like new, and I like the 20 gal capacity. I'll try Tempo to see if a mirror image mate is available but LOL, I fear. So what are others using in this rare model?? Thanks
posted 05-06-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)
my 72 outrage has the pair of 18 gallon saddle tanks. plus I keep a 6 gallon portable as an emergency spare.
posted 05-06-2002 05:51 PM ET (US)
goldstem: Are the 18 gal tanks you have original equipment and installed as I described? Mine says 20 gal on the label and looks like it was made for the boat -- a real tight fit and the fill is in the corner to get it under the gunwale.
posted 05-06-2002 08:14 PM ET (US)
Tom - Tempo makes plastic permanent mount saddle tanks that might fit. #TP18G is 16 1/2" high, 6" wide and 58" long. Holds 18 gallons. You might also check with Florida Marine Tanks, Whaler's supplier, and see if they can make you one of aluminum.
The other solution on the old 21's were the tanks under the RPS, Montauk style. I also think there is picture in Cetacea of one with 12 gallon stern quarter tanks.
posted 05-06-2002 09:19 PM ET (US)
Don't think I'll go the saddle tank route just yet. If I can get the mate to the tank I have, that will give me 40 gal capacity and I would supplement on long trips with portable. Can't bear to cover the beautiful mahagony that lines the inside of the upper hull piece!! Thanks for the tip on Florida Marine Tanks; I'm getting a quote to have one made in SS.
posted 05-07-2002 11:56 AM ET (US)
don't honestly know if they are original. I bought the boat 10 years ago with these tanks. they sure are a tight fit. I've always believed they were 18 gallons each.
they may not be original as the fills are
near the rod holders (in fact the rod holders were removed and the holes plugged.
posted 05-07-2002 12:02 PM ET (US)
Tom - Just curious. What does your '71 catalog show or rrecommend for fuel arrangements in your particular model, not having the RPS?
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