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PSW posted 04-07-2003 06:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for PSW   Send Email to PSW  
I am finishing the installation of the Pate 27 once the rest of the boat is complete and would like to know if anyone has done anything creative to hold in place. I will have a long stainless flange in front and two small peices in the back. There will also be 2 bungee cords going over top holding down. Do I need to put anything underneath to keep from sliding or should I think about putting blocks on both sides to hold into place. I am sure many of you have had some experience with this. A mat would be nice, but height limitations and looking cluttered keep me from putting a mat below the tank. Thoughts?


kamml posted 04-09-2003 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamml  Send Email to kamml     
Something to watch for, mount it far enough aft so that you can fill the tank without having to move it. The nozzle angles in under the RPS seat with no problems. I use 4 mounting blocks. The clearance under the seat is such that it can't really lift up anymore than about an 1 3/4" anyway. Ken
Bigshot posted 04-10-2003 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have the original BW mats under mine aand no addition straps, etc. the weight keeps it in place. W/O a mat of some sort it will wear the non-skid off the floor.
PSW posted 04-10-2003 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
I have already placed in the boat several times and the method for securring in the front and rear is in place as well as the new hole in the floor. I cleaned up the old hole and coated with 5200. Now the old hole is used to adjust wires in tube and is very well sealed. I think I will find some type of nice mat cut to size and place under the tank. Maybe a 1/4 inch peice of something. If I do that then I see no reason to need anything on the sides. Thanks for the help. Now I just need to get creative in finding the right rubber mat.


First Thought posted 04-10-2003 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for First Thought  Send Email to First Thought     
I just found this site a few weeks ago and have been really impressed with the helpfulness and knowledge, you folks are great. Like a bunch of folks I have a Pate 27 under my seat. I took the old red mats that fit under a 6 gal tank and cut four corners off, leaving the corner and abut 3 inches extra. Since these mats were already screwed in I used the existing holes and resealed. The corners of the Pate tank fit exactly into the mat corners and do a good job of holding the Pate in and getting it off my non-skid. I ran a tie down strap around the tank to the seat legs and it is solid. First Thought
PSW posted 04-10-2003 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
The old mats slightly modified do seem to be a nice setup but unfortunately for me they were already taken out when I purchased the boat. The boat came with a 28 gal Tempo balloon. The balloon will be my extra tank in case I go some place where I want to carry extra fuel. The floor has already been cleaned up and is prepped. I would like to find some mat material that comes with an edge that I can cut to fit.


daverdla posted 04-11-2003 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
I have the pate 27 under my seat without straps. I cut the center ribs off the old mats and the pate fit perfectly. It did however jump foward a few inches when I ran into some chop. It wasn't particularly rough. I guess the frequency of the swells helped the tank jump foward. It was probably half full at the time. I will be adding a strap this summer.


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