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gorji posted 05-07-2005 11:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for gorji   Send Email to gorji  
Hello:

I have a Montauk 17 that I would like to place bigger TEMPO gas tanks in. I would like recommendations from people who have done this. I prefer not to drill new holes in the whaler (tank holds..).

I would appreciate feedback on this issue.

Gorji

jimh posted 05-08-2005 12:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Read the REFERENCE section article:

On-Deck Fuel Tanks
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/onDeckFuelTank.html

jimh posted 05-08-2005 12:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
What is the issue? Please state your position clearly, and then we can see if there is any opposition. If there is opposition to your position on the issue, then perhaps we can have a debate on the issue. However, you must first clearly state your issue.
gorji posted 05-08-2005 08:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for gorji  Send Email to gorji     
Hello:

As I stated I want to replace the 6.6 Gallon tanks with Tempo tanks without redrilling the whaler.

I have found the tanks I wanted (they are 13 gallon Tempo's) while waiting for an answer here.

Thank you,

sweetdreams posted 05-12-2005 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
I installed a 28 gallon tempo tank (about 100.00) in my 2003 170. Why anyone would put something smaller I can't imagine. Hinged the seat for easy access for fueling. Piano hinge from Lowes. Drilling new holes for the straps is not rocket science. Used 5200 to seal the wholes. Finished that job over 2 years ago and still no problems.
bigjohn1 posted 05-12-2005 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
sweet, the way you went with a Tempo 28 is great and I'm glad it works well for you. As to why anyone would go any smaller, it depends on what you use that boat for. With the economy of either 4-stroke, one can take the whole family out for just about an entire day of joy riding, swimming, and tubing. I personally only add the larger tanks (Tempo 13's) when I am going to troll all day. Unless you are going at WOT for many hours at a time, those puny little tanks are adequate for many of us.

gorji, I too have a 170, not the Montauk 17 so I'm not sure of the differences in rps height, etc but I do use the Tempo 13's when trolling. I choose not to drill into my hull and only put one 13 gallon tank under my rps at a time. The existing tank hold-down brackets work fine but I must either use bungie cords to hold the tank or get a much longer tank strap. I'm not sure what you can infer from my experience as I don't know the differecnes in the two boats...for what its worth.

pvonk posted 05-14-2005 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for pvonk  Send Email to pvonk     
BigJohn, You said "only put one 13 gallon tank under my rps at a time". I assume you then have at least one other tank - if that is also kept on the boat, where do you put it?

- Pierre

gorji posted 05-14-2005 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for gorji  Send Email to gorji     
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR NOTES.
Dick posted 05-14-2005 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
gorgi

If You have a classic Montauk there is a picture of the 28 gal Tempo installed under the RPS OF MY 99 at:
http://homepage.mac.com/whaler1/PhotoAlbum4.html

If you have any questions drop me an e-mail.

Dick

bigjohn1 posted 05-15-2005 07:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
pvonk, it depends on how far out we plan on going on a given fishing day as to how many tanks I take. If we plan on the really far places, I'll take two Tempo 13's and my my two stock tanks. Mind you, I have never needed 36 gallons of fuel but its my safety factor. Normally, the three extra tanks will go up forward to help distribute weight properly. I will leave my bow cushion off and just place a rubber mat on top of the bow locker. The two stock tanks will ride up there without slipping. The second Tempo will ride on the floor in front of the cooler. Its no perfect but it seems to work well for us.

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