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Bostonsfisher posted 02-20-2003 12:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bostonsfisher   Send Email to Bostonsfisher  
Does anyone know what bigger gas tanks will
fit in the new Montauk , other than a Pate?
I'm picking my boat up March 1st !!!!
Can't wait!!!!
tabasco posted 02-22-2003 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
One thing you shouldn't save on is your fuel tank. Buy the best .......Pate
ghefty posted 02-24-2003 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
Ditto to tabasco's remark. The pate fits fine under the seat and appears to be a top quality product.

osillator posted 02-26-2003 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for osillator  Send Email to osillator     
I installed a red Moeller plastic tank that is same gallon as Pate and much cheaper, I love it so far on my 170
sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 04:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
I am also trying to decide on a fuel tank for the 170 montauk. I have read everything on this website related to on deck tanks ect. Money isn't the issue I have with the pate tank. I want a tank that fits completely under the seat. From what I have seen of tabasco's installation it sticks out several inches. What are the demensions under the seat as I have not yet taken delivery on my boat.
LabRtvr posted 03-04-2003 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for LabRtvr    
Sweatdreams, The Tempo 20 gal or the Moeller 19 are both 15" deep and should slide all of the way under the RPS. My Montauk as yours has the fuel line moved further forward than the earlier versions so a Pate will slide further forward than the pictures we have seen. With almost 10 hours on my boat I still am on the fence as to which tank that I will get. Oscillator, I think you have the 90 2s like me --do you have any read on gas mileage/usage. I have been squeezing runs whenever the weather co-operates but it has been too sporatic determine anything?
sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
Labrtvr, if I understand you BW has changed the position of the fuel hose for the 2003 170 montauk and the pate 27 will fit better under the seat? Thanks for the information.
Bostonsfisher posted 03-04-2003 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bostonsfisher  Send Email to Bostonsfisher     
What size tank did you use?
What did you use to tie it down?
Did you put something under the tanks?
LabRtvr posted 03-05-2003 04:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for LabRtvr    
Sweetdreams, My fuel line is approx 1" from the forward wall of the RPS (boat made 12/02). others have reported here that their earlier M170s the line is approx 3".
Jimm posted 03-05-2003 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
Sweetdraems, The measurements under the seat are- L 31.5, H 13.5, front to back 17 maybe 17.5. That being said, the face of the RPS has arches in the top corners that limit the "box" that can be put through. I'm going with L 30 X H 12 X W 17.5. Don't forget to leave some height for the fill cap, and draw tube.
The problem I see with the Pate, Moeller and Tempo is that the fill cap is placed about 4/5 inches from the edge. Therefore you have to let the tank protrude. If you were to get a custom (about $275) aluminum tank the fill can be placed on the outer edge and the tank only protrudes about an inch and three quarters. You must put the aluminum up on something (Dri-dek??)though to prohibit water from gathering underneath. Whatever you do, get your tank before you get any canvas which will cover the RPS and take the "protrusion" into account...Jim
Jimm posted 03-05-2003 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
PS: 30 X 12 X 17.5 divided by 231 equals about 27 gallons.
sweetdreams posted 03-05-2003 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
Labrtvr and Jimm, thanks for the information,
osillator posted 03-06-2003 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for osillator  Send Email to osillator     

My Moeller is about the same dimension as the pate and I believe 26 gallon. I had the Pate measurements wrote down when i went to get the tank.

I put nothing under it and used 2 Moeller black straps passing through sturdy Moeller strap cleats firmly screwed into the deck behind the tank.

It has not seemed to move any in 5 to 6 foot seas!

The 3 or so inches that it protrudes beyond the seat really does not bother me at all.


osillator posted 03-06-2003 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for osillator  Send Email to osillator     

I am guessing you own one of those wonderful animals.

I have not tried to calculate any mileage with my 26 gal Moeller and 90 2S. I am pleased with it as I can run a long long day and still have several gallons left.

LabRtvr posted 03-10-2003 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for LabRtvr    
Thanks the the moeller info-it looks like its the tank for me --with one kid in college and another going this fall the pate is out of the question.

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