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Pate 24 in 2003 Montauk
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posted 06-03-2003 03:50 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 06-03-2003 04:46 PM ET (US)
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. (WWW.Cabelas.com) They will manufacture to whatever demensions you want.
posted 06-03-2003 08:23 PM ET (US)
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...
posted 06-04-2003 12:30 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-04-2003 12:52 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-04-2003 10:56 AM ET (US)
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)?
posted 06-04-2003 07:33 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2003 10:46 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2003 11:16 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-06-2003 04:10 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-06-2003 04:12 PM ET (US)
Oops, forgot the "protrudes" before the 1.5 inch measurement.
posted 06-09-2003 02:41 PM ET (US)
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
posted 06-09-2003 04:09 PM ET (US)
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..
posted 06-09-2003 04:53 PM ET (US)
YEAP BUT DIDN'T EVERYONE ON THIS FORUM ORDER THEIR PATE 24 OR 27 THE SAME WAY WITH A CHECK SENT??? HC
posted 06-09-2003 04:56 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-11-2003 11:03 AM ET (US)
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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