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Tempo vs. OMC tanks
|Author||Topic: Tempo vs. OMC tanks|
posted 08-22-2002 02:57 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-22-2002 04:56 PM ET (US)
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.
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posted 08-22-2002 05:21 PM ET (US)
The 28 gal is the best fit, cleanest and most economical in the long run.
posted 08-22-2002 05:23 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-22-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-22-2002 06:25 PM ET (US)
The Pate tank is the way top go. I had one under the sewat of my 15GLS, sweet and looks good.
posted 08-23-2002 10:38 AM ET (US)
Also see the follow-up thread to the Reference article: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002227.html .
It contains much valuable additional data.
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/onDeckFuelTank.html is the Reference article hyperlink.
posted 08-23-2002 11:00 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-23-2002 01:47 PM ET (US)
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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