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adaco posted 08-22-2002 02:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for adaco   Send Email to adaco  
I want to use twin tanks under the RPS seat on my 17'. What non-metal options are out there: Tempo, OMC or? Any recommendations /experiences regarding any brand or model would be welcomed.
JBCornwell posted 08-22-2002 04:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy, Adaco.

I use a single Tempo 28gal. under the seat on my Montauk, but I think they make a 12 gallon size that a pair of will fit nicely.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

etstmeb posted 08-22-2002 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for etstmeb  Send Email to etstmeb     
The 28 gal is the best fit, cleanest and most economical in the long run.


oysterman posted 08-22-2002 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for oysterman  Send Email to oysterman     
I put in twin Tempo 13 gallon under my RPS in '01 Montauk. You need to go to WalMart and get a lawn tractor filler cap as the Tempo cap is too high. I thought about a single tank, but I wanted to be able to move the tank if needed even if it had fuel in it. I do have to slide the tank out a bit to fill it, but that is not a problem at all. To make the tanks fit on the mats I cut one edge (inside) of the mat off. Probably could have bought something to fit. They fit nice and I have plenty of fuel capacity now.
lhg posted 08-22-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The Tempo 13 gallon tanks are $40 at Bass Pro. The 28 gallon tank is $105 in the Shoreway Marine catalog. Best prices I know of. To avoid leaks, be sure to take all plastic & brass threaded assemblies apart, and reseal with teflon tape. Always keep the vent screw tapped a little, unless the tank is totally full.
jstachowiak posted 08-22-2002 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     

The Pate tank is the way top go. I had one under the sewat of my 15GLS, sweet and looks good.

jimh posted 08-23-2002 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Also see the follow-up thread to the Reference article: .

It contains much valuable additional data. is the Reference article hyperlink.

adaco posted 08-23-2002 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for adaco  Send Email to adaco     
Thanks, guys, for the advice re the fuel tanks. And, to Jim H, many thanks for constantly managing this site so well. Your occasional "intercept" and directing us to a reference article on a particular subject makes this site (and all the contributors) an invaluable source of info and help for me. And, I will continue to refer to the above thread for additional info on fuel tank issues.
raygun posted 08-23-2002 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for raygun  Send Email to raygun     
my tempo 28 gal tank is bulging out a little more than i expected. i think i am going to have to move my mounts out a little. :(
anybody run into this?

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