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Beaner posted 06-03-2003 03:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Beaner   Send Email to Beaner  
Has anyone put a 24 gallon Pate in a 2003 Montauk? I am thinking of getting one but am concerned about how far the tank sticks out from the RPS. Unfortunately, my dealer does not have one I can see without purchasing one from Pate. From the post on Page 58 it looks like the Pate sticks out 6 or so inches. As always, any advice would be greatly appreciated!
4WHALERS posted 06-03-2003 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for 4WHALERS  Send Email to 4WHALERS     
You appear to be in the same situation I am. How do I increase my fuel capacity on my 2003 Montauk without seriously jeprodizing the appearance. Several other options I have come across are as follows. TEMPO builds a 13 gal plastic tank which would sit right in the same place as the other two 6-gal tanks. That would give you 26 gal capacity! You can also have a polished aluminum tank manufactured by CABELAS. ( They will manufacture to whatever demensions you want.
Beaner posted 06-03-2003 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

I looked at the Tempo online catalog and could not find the model you are talking about. Do you know the model #? Also, have you made your decision? It would be nice if Pate would make a custom tank (I would settle for 19-20 gallon) but they told me they don't do custom jobs. I'm a little nervous about aluminum, but maybe that's the way to go...

Matthew posted 06-04-2003 12:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     

jimm emailed me pictures of his aluminum installation where he moved his fuel line forward. I don't have the pictures, but think you should contact him as his work appeared top notch.


jaccoserv posted 06-04-2003 12:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
I have a 24 ga. Pate on my new Montauk. My tank is mounted just far enough out so that I can remove the fill cap. It looks great, very custom. I will try to get down there to take a few pics tomorrow.
Beaner posted 06-04-2003 10:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

If you were to measure, how far does the tank stick out past the edge of the RPS? Also, do you feel that it gets in the way if you are moving around alot (e.g. fishing)?

jaccoserv posted 06-04-2003 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Maybe 4 inches. Not a big deal at all. You can't even tell. It doesn't stick out any more than the back of the rps overhangs the deck while in the furthest position back.

Trust me on this one, it WILL NOT be in the way... whether you're fishing or whatever.

lakelab posted 06-05-2003 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for lakelab  Send Email to lakelab     
I installed the Pate 24 and have not found it to be in the way at all. I even had some room up towards the front of the seat due to the position of the fuel line. I bought a Bowmar hatch and made a cut out in the seat base. This gives me access to this space, enough for sun tan lotion, shoes, spare oil etc. I have not had any problems with the tank at all.
RioRaft posted 06-05-2003 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for RioRaft    
I have a Pate 27, white matches well, sticks out approx 4.5 inches, not at all in the way. Works perefect. As Tabasco stated in an earlier post only fill to about 25 gallons for expansion purposes. I love it and the Mercury fourstroke a gas sipper.
Rodger posted 06-06-2003 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
I just finished the installation of a Pate 24 gallon tank in my 2003 Montauk. I moved the fuel line off to the starboard side about 4 inches. I removed the front RPS aluminum bracket which was mounted in the center, cut it in to two separate mounts, and installed them off to the port and starboard side. These modifications allowed me to slide the Pate tank all the way forward under the RPS. The tie down blocks were installed on each side of the tank so the rear of the tank is clean looking. The tank only 1.5 inches and looks great. There is also plenty of room to fill the tank and get the filler cap off/on. I took photos of the procedure and hope to have them available in the near future.
Rodger posted 06-06-2003 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
Oops, forgot the "protrudes" before the 1.5 inch measurement.
Holy Cow posted 06-09-2003 02:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Ordered a 27 "C" Tank from PATE! They said they want a check sent to them... I am inferring everyone has recieved their tanks after they sent their checks? I was also told by Tabasco to purchase the bungie and tie downs, but the fella in Miami (PATE) said you can mount it with off the shelf hardware if needed to secure to deck... I am sending in the Check and expect they will send the tank in about 7 to 10 days? I am inferring with all the huff and fuss that some MONTAUKERS like the cleaner lines of the 24 for fit over the 27 PATE? I am going with the 27 C Tank for fuel capacity to get to ATLANTIS ISLAND and back...
I really am writting to see how everyone else secured their PATES to the Deck? The tank has a lip at the perimeter of the base. I imagine that it can be mounted fairly easy! Thanks to everyone. Hopefully you will be able to read this post when you get back from WATER WORLD! HC
Jarhead posted 06-09-2003 04:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Hope I'm not out of line with this advice. If so please disregard.

When dealing with mail order I always use a credit card. If anything goes wrong, and it has for me more than once, You have some leverage.

My 2 cents..

Holy Cow posted 06-09-2003 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Jimm posted 06-09-2003 04:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
HC - get some fuel tank tie downs from your favorite boat store. There's no wood under the rear of the tank which is outside the RPS so screw the tie downs in side to side. There is wood there. If you don't feel like drilling gelcote then drill and tap the aluminun RPS braces and use them as your support. Try and maintain some flexibility with the fuel supply hose so that if you take a long trip you can attach the hose to your OEM red plastic tanks.
1stwhaler posted 06-11-2003 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for 1stwhaler  Send Email to 1stwhaler     
Holy cow,I sent in my check just like they asked you,had no problems at all,I bought the tie down kit from them as tabasco suggested,high quality tie downs (which you can buy at your local store),all in one shipment ready to install,high quality package and looks great.

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