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Marsh posted 02-16-2004 07:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for Marsh   Send Email to Marsh  
I sent in my check about 2 weeks ago for the Pate 27 gallon tank for my 2004 MT170. I was wondering how long a wait others have experienced for delivery of their Pate? Do they make 'em one at a time, or are they "off the shelf" deals?

Thanks,
Marsh

JohnJ80 posted 02-16-2004 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ80  Send Email to JohnJ80     
I seem to recall 2-4 weeks.

I think it takes so long because they wait for the check to clear. Worth the wait though. Nice product.

j

Beaner posted 02-16-2004 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     
Just got my C24 the other day. Took about 3 weeks from when I sent the check. Shipping via UPS ground probably took a week itself. Now I just need to figure out the fuel hookup and I'll be set.
MantyMonty posted 02-16-2004 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for MantyMonty  Send Email to MantyMonty     
It took around 4 weeks to receive my Pate 27 for my 2004 Montauk. It took a week and then some for the check, then several weeks wait, then during a call to them to get a status report I was told it was being made on a Tuesday, and painted on Wed. It took several days to dry then shipped to Wisconsin. All good things are worth waiting for. I have it installed but have not had the opportunity/need to fill it yet. The ice came in the harbor too quick this year.
fishingdude posted 02-17-2004 07:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishingdude  Send Email to fishingdude     
Got mine last week. Took a little more than 2 week.
Started the installation this past weekend.
Marsh posted 02-17-2004 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
Just heard from home, and my Pate tank was found on our front porch tonight! Can't wait to get home from the road and get it installed. Only 2 weeks and 2 days from order until receipt. Not too shabby for a custom made tank!

Only 1 month, 4 days until 1st day of spring!

Later,
Marsh

mojipa posted 02-17-2004 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for mojipa  Send Email to mojipa     
I have ordered a Montauck 2004 and am waiting for delivery. Should I upgrade to a Pate tank? Are they easy to install?

Jim

fishingdude posted 02-18-2004 02:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishingdude  Send Email to fishingdude     
I ordered mine directly from Pate and doing the install
myself on my brand new 2004 Montauk.
It's almost done, just waiting for the 5200 to dry out.
I'll write an article on it later and post it on my
homepage for all my Whaler add-on/mods, with
good pictures to show it.
fishingdude posted 02-18-2004 03:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishingdude  Send Email to fishingdude     
and yeah, it's easy. A no brainer.
Let me know if you have questions, but soon
I'll have a parts list and all that good stuff to
help you out. =)
Beaner posted 02-18-2004 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

How are you guys going to hook up the fuel line? Should I keep a quick connect setup or should I run the line to the tank with one of those hard to find 90 degree elbows? Also, any tricks to the install? I'm hoping I can get my drill under the RPS to install the mounting blocks? Please let me know if you have any tips. Shrink wrap won't be off for at least a few more weeks so I have time to get some some advice. Thanks.
fishingdude posted 02-19-2004 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishingdude  Send Email to fishingdude     
Ok, I can't wait.
I'll post my parts list now, then pictures later.

-Pate 24C
-Two 24" Poly cord
-2 small pcs of starboard
-4 stainless steel 1.5" screws (for the front since
I used 1/2" starboard to hold the tank in place,
others have used rubber or wood)
-I used the 4 eyestraps that came on the boat
to hold the small red tanks
-3M 5200 sealant
-Liquid Teflon sealant
-Tempo Merc quick connect
-Tempo 90degree elbow
(I'll update later with the part numbers,
Pate should really provide this, but it's not
hard to figure out)

I think that's it. Let me know if you have any
questions.

fishingdude posted 02-19-2004 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishingdude  Send Email to fishingdude     
Yes, keep and use the quick connect that came with your
boat. You will be able to get a power drill down there,
unless you have those huge construction type of drills.
Hand tighten the screws at the end. You don't want to use your drill and over-tighten.
Marsh posted 02-19-2004 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
I unboxed my Pate tonight, and test fit it under the RPS. It sticks out about 4 inches; enough for filler cap clearance so the tank can be filled without moving anything. I'm heading to Wal-Mart tomorrow night in search of some 3M 5200, and the Merc. male fitting and 90 degree ell. Shoud be about a 15 minute install: 12 holes to mark and drill (for the 6 mounting blocks, @ 2 holes each), and then screw in the fittings, and call it done.

In the mean time, I'm leaving the tank filler cap off so the inner tank can air out; it REALLY reeks of chemo smell!! Anybody recommend a rinse-out before the first fill?

Later,
Marsh

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