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Disco Stu posted 08-02-2003 09:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for Disco Stu   Send Email to Disco Stu  
1968 lt blue 16/17 hull.

I need to buy new fuel tanks. I can't afford to splurge on a nice aluminum tank, and I think I am pretty much stuck with the red tempo tanks I am looking at in the west marine catalog.

If I buy the 27 gallon tank (TEMPO #650050) will I have to redrill a hole to run the fuel line in the tunnel?

My other option is to buy two smaller tanks. Does anyone know the model number for the tank(s) I would buy to fit under the RPS? I think this is the 13 gallon tanks (TEMP #630012)that I want though I am unsure. If my boat were available I'd break out the tape measure and figure it out for myself, but I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good size.


JBCornwell posted 08-02-2003 10:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
If your boat is a '68 it is not a Montauk, Stu.

You need to tell us how your boat is confugured for us to be of any assistance.

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Disco Stu posted 08-03-2003 03:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Disco Stu  Send Email to Disco Stu     
Old hull with Fiberglass console and RPS. A newtauk I believe.

Tanks fit under the reversable seat.


JBCornwell posted 08-03-2003 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Look here:

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jmorgan40 posted 08-03-2003 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
I Just purchased a 86' Montauk and have been working on getting her in shape for the last six weeks. It had a 20 gallon aluminum under seat and I replaced it with the 28 gal Tempo. Just couldn't bring myself to pay the money for the pate. I think it works fine and I did not have to drill any holes. The molded groove below the tank for your gas line seems to go back almost 6" to allow you to move the tank to the rear some. I tried extending the tank both about 6" and then 3" past the back of the helm seat. I do not have to mix oil so 3" is pleanty room for the Gas fill nossle. I then made some nice teak chocks 1.25" x 1.25" x 31" long to hold the tank in place. I have not seen any need to add bungies or tiedown straps yet since it fits in there so snug and with 28 gallons of fuel it does not budge a bit. If that changes I already bought the straps and hardware to do it. Good luck and happy whalering.
Disco Stu posted 08-03-2003 07:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Disco Stu  Send Email to Disco Stu     
It was that molded groove on the bottom of the tank for the fuel line that I wasn't sure about. I'm going with the 28 gallon tank.

I notice they are selling for 99 dollars from probass. Seems to me to be the best price around.

Thanks all.


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