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Suction Mount Tank Rack
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posted 01-26-2006 01:13 AM ET (US)
Has anybody used the suction mount type tank racks? I'm wondering how these hold, what their duty cycle may be and especially is there any detrimental effect on the fiberglass?
posted 01-26-2006 09:06 AM ET (US)
You mean for SCUBA tanks? Not knowing the exact design you
are considering, I think SCUBA tanks are way too big and
heavy to trust to suction cups.
There's pictures of what I did here:
posted 01-26-2006 01:24 PM ET (US)
Yes. For SCUBA tanks. I probably should have clarified that. I saw some in our local dive shop and found some on-line here: www.leisurepro.com/prod/MHSUSH.html. They are compatable with the Roll Control tracks.
I have checked out your web page and got some good ideas. Mine is a 2001 Montauk. The design of the seat is different than yours. I need to analyze the feasability of tank racks there. I also have a cooler/seat mount in front of the console as well as rod holders on the front of the console.
My preference is to have the tanks forward. My thoughts are to put the racks, 2 or 3 tanks a side on the gunnels just forward of the center console. If I can get away without making any holes, I'm all for that.
I appreciate your input.
posted 01-26-2006 03:16 PM ET (US)
My buddy Kawika has an '02 (I think, 17'0" anyway) Montauk,
and has the Roll Control aluminium rails mount on each side
aft. I find it a bit of a pain to schlep tanks fore and
aft. He's talked about mount another one on the front of
the console like mine. I THINK it could be done without
removing the rod holder/seat back assembly. Of course, you
would have to remove the cooler.
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