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Montauk 17 gas Tank
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posted 05-07-2005 11:08 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-08-2005 12:26 AM ET (US)
Read the REFERENCE section article:
On-Deck Fuel Tanks
posted 05-08-2005 12:28 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-08-2005 08:37 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-12-2005 10:15 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-12-2005 10:56 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-14-2005 11:20 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 05-14-2005 02:29 PM ET (US)
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR NOTES.
posted 05-14-2005 08:10 PM ET (US)
If You have a classic Montauk there is a picture of the 28 gal Tempo installed under the RPS OF MY 99 at:
If you have any questions drop me an e-mail.
posted 05-15-2005 07:29 AM ET (US)
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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