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Holy Cow posted 06-09-2003 02:42 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
Holy Cow posted 06-09-2003 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Also since I posted a note earlier to a previous post and have not heard ...

1) How much space is available when you push the Pate 24 or 27 Tank back to base of RPS?

2) And if it does alllow enough space, Does it make sense to do an access HATCH for that space?

HC

1stwhaler posted 06-11-2003 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for 1stwhaler  Send Email to 1stwhaler     
holy cow,you are getting to deep into this tank,good choice with the 27,take it out of the box,take off old hardware from original plastic tanks,fill holes with 3m 5200,slide pate in place,center it and mount hold down hardware using 4200 or 5200 to seal screws,there is not any extra room for worrying about details,you will love the fit,finish,looks and xtra fuel capacity,if I am going out on a long trip I top it off at 26 gallons and go.
Holy Cow posted 06-11-2003 09:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Good News... I sent Pate the check. Thanks for the post. Now to get her to New Bedford and out across the Conneticut waters to Cutty Hunk (13 miles)and then Marthas Vineyard (9 miles)... I am watching the October 1st seas for smooth sailing! Planning makes sense... Just need to know what winds to look forward to... My Navy buddy said anything 0 to 15 from the west! She use to run a 20 foot Outrage g. Ship on security in 1998 HC
lakelab posted 06-14-2003 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for lakelab  Send Email to lakelab     
I installed the Pate 24 on my Montauck per the recommendation from Pate. Sent them the check and rcvd. the tank in about a week. I cut some wood to use as blocks to keep the tank from sliding and used 2 bimini straps mounted to the deck to keep the tank in place. There was room in between the tank and the seat base due to the fuel line. I fitted a bowmar hatch in the front face of the seat base. The room is adequate for oil, shoes etc.
half shell posted 06-22-2003 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
hc that sounds like one heck of a route to go to the vineyard!
Holy Cow posted 06-23-2003 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Aren't these the waters the Montauk became famous for? OR am I dreaming a pipe dream? I do have to agree that a 24 or 25 foot BW would be a healthier choice to cruise further distances though... It's Block Island this weekend! Old Harbour I'm on the way! HC
Beaner posted 07-24-2003 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

HC,

Have you installed your Pate tank yet? If so, how do you like it so far? Also, how difficult was the install?

Bigshot posted 07-24-2003 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Installing one consists of placing it under the seat, chocking or securing it however you see fit, filling with fuel and connecting fuel line. 10 minutes? I love my Pate, sold it because I did not need the capacity with a 70hp 4 stroke. Hated 6 gal tanks. Bought a new/used 17 with a pate and am in love again....I can live with the extra capacity:)
Holy Cow posted 07-24-2003 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Needed to find an 90 degree brass elbow to fit just under the RSP Leaning Post seat. The Pate slides under it. I intalled a 3/4 round Polycell piece of white moulding one can find at Home Depotjust at the back of the tank with 5 or 6 stainless screws to the deck. The Pate does slide abit from left to right. Maybe 1/2 inch while underway. The extra fuel for the 20 miles to Block, around the Isle, and back served well. Even fished for two nights til dawn. It is an easier road to travel. HC
Beaner posted 07-24-2003 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

Is there any trick to drilling the holes into the deck? How long do the screws need to be? thanks.
Holy Cow posted 07-24-2003 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
1/8 inch bit and 1 to 1.5 inch SS #10 or is that #12 screws! Works for me! HC
jimh posted 07-30-2003 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Below I provide a hyperlink to a Reference section article on this topic:

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/onDeckFuelTank.html

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