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MarkD posted 05-19-2002 10:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for MarkD   Send Email to MarkD  
I just purchased a 19 gallon plastic Tempo tank to replace my leaking Pate fiberglass unit. Question is what makes a good pad for shock absorption and non-skid beneath the tank. When I was a kid OMC and Merc had these nice rubber pads for their classic 6 gallon metal tanks, now when I ask my local dealer I get a blank stare. Any suggestions?
lhg posted 05-20-2002 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I would use the Dri-Deck interlocking squares, cut to the size you need. Water can flow under these, and assuming you're using straps of some kind to anchor the tank, they will compress a little to keep the tank firmly in place. This stuff works well under a BW battery box also.
whalerron posted 05-20-2002 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

The local whaler dealer here in Baltimore,

"Chesapeake Whalertown:(410)636-3222",

literally has a stack of those gastank pads that you remember. Until I found this guy, I too was getting lots of blank stares. I think the inset area of the pad measures 12 1/4 inches by 18 3/4 inches.

- ron

JohnAz posted 05-20-2002 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
Costco has some interlocking pads not much $
artmo posted 05-21-2002 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for artmo  Send Email to artmo     
where can i get the dri-deck squares? thanks. art
artmo posted 05-21-2002 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for artmo  Send Email to artmo     
where can i get the dri-deck squares? thanks. art
dburton posted 05-21-2002 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for dburton  Send Email to dburton

or West marine

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