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rkong posted 10-22-2002 08:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for rkong   Send Email to rkong  
I was wondering what other D15 owners use for fuel tanks. I currently have two 6 gallon red portables under the reversable pilot seat. I'm thinking of replacing them with one large tank for more range. I've heard about pate's 15 gallon but that's not that much more fuel, so I'm not sure its worth it. Does anyone use a larger tank, say 18-20 gallons?
JohnJ80 posted 10-26-2002 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ80  Send Email to JohnJ80     
I have the pate plastics 15 gallon tank installed. I looked long and hard and tried to put one of the tempo 18 gallon tanks under the seat.

The problem is that most of the other non pate tanks protrude about an inch or two behind the seat. There isn't much space already and that makes it pretty tight.

The pate tank is great. It fits perfectly, the clear see through gage is great. I have a 70 hp two stroke Johnson and I can run all day and then some with the 15 gal tank.

The tempo tank just didn't fit well plus I would have had to go on a hunt for a shorter cap. the one that comes with the tank is too high and interferes with the seat cushion above it. Also, there is the problem of the gage, I don't like the idea of mounting sender and gage in the tank and running wires to the console - another thing to fail. The in the tank gages that come with Tempo are terrible - accurate to not even a 1/4 tank in my experience.

So, while the pate tank is expensive, and they should have made it slightly larger on the sides (maybe another gallon), I think its the best choice out there.

just my $0.02.


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