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Feejer posted 11-30-2007 11:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
How well [does a Moeller 26-gallon fuel tank] fit under the reversible pilot seat on a Boston Whaler 170 MONTAUK? Does the cap stick enough for fueling? I would like to get a larger tank and [fiberglass fuel tanks are too expensive].
boatdryver posted 11-30-2007 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
I am using two Moeller 13's. The fill cap on each is way under the RPS, so I went with the two so I can slide either one in and out whether full or not.

They are held in place on the original mats by nylon straps which I can tighten enough that they don't move.

I put a brass pipe nipple on each tank outlet long enough to protrude a little beyond the aft edge of the RPS, each with a quick disconnect so I can easily change the fuel supply to the motor from one tank to the other in about 5 seconds. works great, and I can move even a full tank around without too much trouble.

JimL

Feejer posted 11-30-2007 02:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Did you ever take a look at the 26 gallon? From the photo the fill cap is near the front. I'm just wondering how far under the RPS it sits, if any
boatdryver posted 11-30-2007 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
I didn't look at the 26 gallon. With the twin 13's I like knowing when my fuel is half gone.

If the fill on the 26 is near one edge the tank why couldn't you position the tank such that it would be accessible from the rear?

BTW, my 13's BARELY fit under the RPS of my '79.

Surely someone here has experience with this. Try the repairs/mods section.

GreatBayNH posted 11-30-2007 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
One point worth mentioning is that once you go up to the 26 gallon tank you are stuck with having to fill the tank in the boat either at a dock or driving the boat into the gas station. This was a major factor in my going with twin 12 gallon tanks. I can lift the 72 pounds of gas (weight of 12 gallons), at least for a few more years, into the boat. This gives me the option, and the default way I fuel my boat, of taking the tanks to the gas station in the back of my car. Here in the narrow winding roads of New England I really would rather not pull my car and trailer into a gas station every time I need gas for the Montauk. It un-nerves me.

Then there is the redundany factor of having a spare tank and connector should one tank have a malfunction or bad gas.

Then there is the ability to easily put the original tanks back in place should a Coastie, doing a safety inspection, decide to fail me on the non-compliance on the "portable tank" issue.

I also have been running on only one tank (12 gallons is a full day on the water for me anyway) which gives me the aditional storage under the RPS..or..I can configure a 12 gallon tank on one side and an original 6.6 tank on the other for peace of mind. I really only need the full 24 gallon setup for a trip to who knows where. That's a good chuck of gas for my little boat.

-Seth

-Seth

Traveller posted 11-30-2007 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Traveller  Send Email to Traveller     
I have the Moeller 26 gallon tank on my 2008 Montauk 170. The tank fits under the RPS, with enough of the tank exposed for me to have direct access to the fuel fill cap. 100 mile trips are a possibility any time I go out on the boat. I love being able to carry that much fuel and not worry about switching tanks. Since I had hernia surgery recently, lifting 72 pounds of gas is not an option for me any more.

I have a digital camera and will post pictures when I figure out how to get the pictures from the camera to the computer, and from the computer to the internet.

Feejer posted 11-30-2007 03:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks guys, twin tanks are great but how many of you actually had to switch tanks over when on the water. Over the summer I thought I had a problem with my Tempo 19, I thought the fuel pickup was clogged. I disconneted the tank to try and blow air into it. Anyway it was a huge pain in the butt trying to reconnect the fuel line back to the tank in 3 foot sea's. I'd rather go with one
GreatBayNH posted 11-30-2007 06:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
If I understand you, you had an issue with the tanks fuel pickup, or thought you did, and the three foot seas were an issue? If you indeed had an issue with that tank's fuel pickup, and could not fix it, switching to another available good tank would be easier and safer than having no alternative, three foot seas or no. Get the picture?

I never had to switch tanks in a panic. I switch tanks long before the first tanks runs out, maybe a little too soon since I am paranoid. Switch tanks tanks 5 -10 seconds if you arrange your tanks correctly so that the tank intakes are facing eachother.

If I'm 20 miles offshore I sure feel a heck of a lot safer with a nice high gain VHF antenna, a backup hand held radio, and a redundant fuel supply system. Ya dig? Oh yeah, the unsinkable boat ranks up there too!

-Seth

Marsh posted 11-30-2007 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
Ditto what Traveller said.

Marsh

bigjohn1 posted 12-01-2007 08:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1    
Feejer, I understand your predicament as I own the same boat and use it fishing/trolling the open ocean. You boat gets super fuel economy as-is. How much fuel are you using during an outing? I happen to agree with GreatBayNH as your boat should easily get 50-60 miles on 12 gallons of fuel.
GreatBayNH posted 12-01-2007 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I think your gas supply will be cleaner using twin 12's since you are rotating the supply more fequently. Having one large 24-26 gallon supply of gas sit for an extended period of time adds to the risk of additional moisture in the fuel. Especially with 10% ethanol in most gas these days.

Moreover, I like being able to steal a pinch of gas from the Whaler for the lawn mower or other such small engine lawn tools. With one large tank I doubt I'd want, or could, get the tank out of the boat to take a gallon or two when I need it.

-Seth

Feejer posted 12-01-2007 09:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks guys for your replies. I understand your concerns about using 1 large tank. My last two boats each have a single built in tank and I never had any problems. I can easily burn 12 gallons of gas in a day. If the conditions are good I'll run the boat around 33-36 MPH, that puts my fuel burn rate around 6 gallons an hour, but with the price of gas next summer I might have to rethink my speed. I'll also reconsider the twin tank setup. Thanks again for your thoughts.
GreatBayNH posted 12-01-2007 09:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Yeah, it's mostly a peace of mind issue for me. I did much research on this site, before I made my final decision on fuel capacity upgrade, much like you are now. For me, in the end, the twins had more checks in the "advantages" column than the singe large option tank did. All I can say is search this site long and hard as there is much to be learned from a plethora of post from seasoned boaters.

-Seth

Feejer posted 12-01-2007 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
I should also add all of my fueling is done on the water in North East,MD. Except when I take the boat to the Outer Banks for 2 weeks. I was boarded once by the coasties for a safety inspection who said my Tempo 19 gallon tank under the RPS was fine, as long as it is strapped down.
GreatBayNH posted 12-01-2007 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
All my fueling is done on land. That is where personal preference comes into play.

There are a few discussions on this board arguing the portable fuel tank definition. It all comes down to how much of a buck-a-roo the coastie wants to be on portable fuel tanks. The general consensus is that you can't get fined for it but anything over 7 gallons is no longer considered portable in their eyes. At the very most, and if you care about safety inspection stickers, they can fail you on the portable tank size. They can with my configuration as well but I can always throw my 6.6's back in for the inspection and swap back out once I have the sticker. I like having my options open. I apologize in advance for opening up the portable tank definition and its legality. I'm sure I'm about to get pounced on.

-Seth

erik selis posted 12-04-2007 03:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Here's a picture of a Moeller 26 (it may be a 28 gal but I'm not sure) under the RPS of my 170 Montauk.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/erik069/ 170%20Montauk%20Erik%20features/DSC00128.jpg

Erik

Feejer posted 12-04-2007 06:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks Erik

Is the tank pushed all the way forward?

erik selis posted 12-04-2007 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Yes, it pushed as far as it will go.

Erik

Feejer posted 12-04-2007 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Any of you guys tried to paint your tanks with Krylon Fusion
GreatBayNH posted 12-06-2007 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
RE: "Yes, it pushed as far as it will go."

As far up as is allowed by the fuel intake hitting the RPS or as far up as the back of the tank hits the RPS? It seems to be sticking out quite a ways. If the back of the tank is hitting the RPS it would appear more than 26 gallons could be held in there.

erik selis posted 12-08-2007 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
It will go in as far as the fuel-cap and fuel line (coming from underneath) will allow. It may go in an inch further if the cap wouldn't touch the RPS. Look for yourself:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/erik069/ 170%20Montauk%20Erik%20features/DSC00129.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/erik069/ 170%20Montauk%20Erik%20features/DSC00130.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/erik069/ 170%20Montauk%20Erik%20features/DSC00127.jpg

Erik

Feejer posted 12-08-2007 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Nothing my Roto Zip can't fix. I wonder if they sell a low profile cap?
CLK posted 05-04-2009 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

I'm going to upgarde the fuel capacity on my 150 Montauk.

The RPS is identical to the one used on the 170 Montauks, so I'm hoping to get some feedback from those of you who have already gone through this on your 170s.

I'm considering either the twin Moeller 12 gallon tanks...or the single 26 gallon.

I do 95% of my fueling on the water,....so I'm leaning towards the single 26 gallon tank. But I also like the advantages which twin tanks offer.

However, I was wondering how each size tanks are secured & strapped down. Does the pre-existing hardware for the twin 6.5 gallon tanks work for the twinn 12 gallon tanks (only requiring longer straps)?

How is the 26 gallon single tank secured? Does the original hardware need to be taken out & replaced with new fasteners & straps?

Finally - If anyone has a pic of the twin Moeller 12 gallon tanks installed & beneath the RPS of a 170 Montauk - I'd like to see it.

Thanks!
~CLK
ps - On the 26 gallon tank, I read a complaint about the cap leaking, or the owner unable to be tighten it enough, to prevent some leaking while in rough water. Has anyone experienced the same problem w/ the 12 gallon tanks? I'd really like to avoid that - It would be enough to cinch the deal on the 12 gallon twins.

Ian_H posted 05-05-2009 01:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ian_H  Send Email to Ian_H     
CLK,
I installed two 12 gallon tanks under the RPS of my 2007 Montauk 170. To make filling the tanks and changing the fuel lines simpler I installed an access hatch in the RPS. I pretty well copied the procedures that GreatBayNH used and superbly documented. See the attached link.

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/014895.html

It took me a couple of hours to install the access hatch and a few $'s however it was well worth it.
Ian

CLK posted 05-05-2009 01:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    
Ian,

Thanks for posting the reference link,....& thanks Seth for taking the time to document the job, originally. If I go w/ twin 12 gallon tanks - This will probably be how I do it.

I'm also very interested in how the 26 gallon tank is secured. I looked at the pics that Erik Selis posted, but can't see how the tank is secured or strapped down.

Erik, or anyone else who's gone w/ the 26 gallon Moeller tank - I'd appreciate hearing/seeing how you secured your tanks.


Thanks!
~CLK


Robert V posted 05-05-2009 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Robert V  Send Email to Robert V     
I have a 07 170 MT and I use the 26g Moeller tank. I like the single tank idea better than the 2 tank set-up but understand it is a personal preference. I never liked changing out the fuel connection for the factory set-up while on the water. Also, I really like the range of the 26g tank.

To install the tank, I had to remove the factory tie-downs and filled the holes with 5200, just in case I wanted to re-use at a later date. I installed some nylon loops to the RPS bracket (inside the seat pedestal) and use a rubber bungee across the top of the tank. Also used two pads of industrial strength Velco under the tank to prevent sliding issues. So far, this has worked very well for me, even when trailering the boat. CLK and Feejer, hope this helps.

Robert V
Williamsburg, VA

wbullwin posted 05-05-2009 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for wbullwin  Send Email to wbullwin     
I used the 20 gallon tank. I secured it by putting two plastic blocks on the floor that fit into the "molded in" handles at the ends and then using a nylon tiedown strap to hold it down.

I put a posting up yesterday asking about bulging tanks. My 20 gallon tank has become concave on the top and the outside surfaces are bulging out after only a few months. Has anyone else had this happen?

CLK posted 05-05-2009 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Thanks Robert & wbullwin.

Did/do you need to change the oem fuel line intake/connector (female end), to work with the Moeller tanks (male end)? Below's a pic of the oem stock setup:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/Tank.jpg


Below are pics of the 12g or 26g Moeller tanks. They both appear to have a different fuel line connection, than what's on my tanks, & at the end of my fuel line intake.

http://www.moellermarine.com/aftermarket/fuel_storage_tanks/ topside_tanks/

I guess I'm asking - Aside from changing the tanks, do you also need to change anything else [i.e. fuel intake connector]?

Apologies if I'm making this more difficult than necessary - Just trying to understnad & get it right, BEFORE I start ordering stuff.


Thanks
~CLK

wbullwin posted 05-06-2009 08:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for wbullwin  Send Email to wbullwin     
Yes, you will have to buy a male and female hose fitting since the Moeller tamks have a female thread for a 3/8" pipe thread fittings. Or for my install, since the tank is not really removable, I used a straight nipple and put the hose directly on that with a hose clamp. No chance for fuel leakage around the fittings.
CLK posted 05-06-2009 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    
wbullwin,

That's what I was looking for - Thanks!


Cheers!
~CLK

Robert V posted 05-06-2009 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Robert V  Send Email to Robert V     
CLK,

I used a Mercury male barb and installed directly into the threaded fitting with some teflon tape. The metal dip tube will need to be removed in order for the fitting to be threaded. This dip tube simply pulls out, with a little force. Once you are done,just reinstall the pick-up tube into the tank. I prefer the metal fitting to the plastic fitting, for the pick-up. You can just plug the female fuel fitting (factory fitting)into the male tank fitting. This procedure is for the 26g tank, hope it helps.

Robert V

CLK posted 05-06-2009 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Thanks Robert - Appreciate the info!


Cheers!
~CLK

Strut posted 05-06-2009 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Strut  Send Email to Strut     
CLK and Wbullwin,

If I could ask your opinion. I have a 2006 MT170 that has a 18 gal. Moeller tank under the RPS. I have a question for you and everyone else on here. My tank sticks out about 3 - 4" aft of my RPS to expose the fill cap. I had been given the idea by Wbullwin about putting in an access hatch under my RPS cushion to be able to fill my tank and at the same time have the entire tank under my RPS which would allow me to free up space. I'm considering that idea but was looking at the Moeller link that Wbullwin supplied earlier and had a question about an a product that I saw in the catalog.

Under fuel accessories, there is a product #035740-10 Plated Zimac Deck Plate Fill. If this part was long enough and my tank was strapped down to the deck under the RPS, do you all see any reason this accessory part could not be bolted straight thru the top of the RPS. That way I can have the entire tank under the RPS and yet still don't have to start cutting large areas out from the top of my RPS.

I know this is a long post and crazy question, however I'm just a middle aged man from a small rural town and I need all the help I can get.

Thanks in advance!

CLK posted 05-06-2009 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Hey Strut,

I believe the product you're refering to is in the link below (3rd item down):

http://www.moellermarine.com/aftermarket/fuel_systems/accessories

The first question is - Can you get your fill cap under the RPS? Your tank is only 1/4" shorter than the 26g tank, & I wouldn't be able to get the cap under the RPS - the tanks too tall.

Looking at the item above - I'm not sure how it would connect to your tank, in a manner that would keep the gas from spilling or leaking. What would replace your current gas cap,....which then connects to the item above?


Cheers!
~CLK
ps - I'm just a middle aged man from the city and I need all the help I can get, too. ;-)

CLK posted 05-06-2009 11:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Thanks everyone for the help on this project.

I purchased the Moeller 26g tank & all the accessories necessary to install it.

Pretty much finished - Just letting the 5200, which I put in the old holes, cure before I put the tank down for good.

Everything else is done.


Thanks again!
~CLK

wbullwin posted 05-07-2009 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for wbullwin  Send Email to wbullwin     
CLK. I'm not sure which way you are going to put the tank in, but the tank fits under the RPS if you take the cap off. As far as the cast fill cap, I don't think that will work since you have to go from 1 1/2" hose for the cast fill piece to about 2 1/2" at the fill neck on the tank. Plus I'm not sure how tight you can get the hose clamps for vibrations and bouncing around in rough water.

Another way to do this would be to turn it so the fill neck is under the seat and just put in a round access port. About 8" diameter? They have them for floor access to get to whatever under the floor. A ring is attached to the seat and the cap is twisted into the ring.

CLK posted 05-07-2009 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

wbullwin,


>>>CLK. I'm not sure which way you are going to put the tank in, but the tank fits under the RPS if you take the cap off.

I installed the tank, just like in the pictures shown by Erik Selis above. The tank sticks out a bit - but I don't mind. For easy fueling - I wouldn't want the fill cap under the RPS anyways.

I ran the nylon strap-downs front to back (bow to stern].

I'll post a pic in the next day or so.


Cheers!
~CLK

CLK posted 05-09-2009 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Finished the tank install yesterday. Pics below:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/26g1.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/26g2.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/26g3.jpg


The tank extends 5 3/4" aft the RPS. I used two 6' nylon strap tie-downs. In addition, I used 4 1"x2" tabs of industrial strength velcro on the bottom of the tank.

The tank doesn't budge at all - SOLID!

Fill the tank up & went looking for some chop & slop - wanted to see if there was any leaking from the cap or intake. None!

Went for a looooong ride last night at 5K rpm. Had zero concern about how much fuel I had left.

Finally, my canvas guy came by & took measurements & made a pattern for a new helm seat cover. Will ahve it next week.


Cheers!
~CLK

Nauti Tauk posted 05-10-2009 07:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
I may upgrade my fuel tanks from the two OEM Mercury tanks (6gallon) to twin 12s or a 26 also. I notice one odd thing...the two 12s are less expensive than the 26 gallon. What's up with that? Has anyone priced two 12 gallon aluminum tanks, if so how do they compare?
AtoZ posted 05-10-2009 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for AtoZ  Send Email to AtoZ     
a low profile cap is available at Walmart
CLK posted 05-10-2009 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Nauti Tauk,

>>>Has anyone priced two 12 gallon aluminum tanks, if so how do they compare?

Before I did my install, I called Chuck Bennett at Boston Whaler, for any advice, recommendations or do's & dont's. He said stay away from the aluminum tanks.

Re: The price discrepancy between the twin 12gs vs the single 26 - I have no idea.


Cheers!
~CLK

CLK posted 05-10-2009 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

AtoZ,

>>>a low profile cap is available at Walmart

In regards to the 26g Moeller tank - The fuel line coming up from under the deck (beneath the RPS) prevents the tank from going back any further than, coincidentally, the fuel cap would otherwise allow. Meaning, at least with the 26g tank - even with a low profile cap, the tank can't be slid further back (w/ the exception of re-rigging the fuel line).

Personally, I like the cap exposed. Provides easy access for fueling & easy to see the fuel gauge.


Cheers!
~CLK

swist posted 05-11-2009 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
I have the Moeller 26 gal on the same boat - when pushed back all the way (yes, the fuel line exit from the tunnel is what stops it), the cap sort of just nudges the RPS. While it is possible to remove the cap and fill without moving the tank, it is tricky - there is a long gauge float attached to the cap, and depending on the design of the fuel nozzle - it's a tight fit - the RPS is just too close. It is also all too easy to cross-thread the cap if you come in at a slight angle - the plastic on the tank is rather soft.

All these problems are solved by pulling the tank out just a couple of inches when fueling. It's not that hard to push it back that little distance after it is full, even at 6 lbs x 26 gal.

I installed a double bungee arrangement horizontally across the back of the tank to keep it from moving (only an issue when it is near empty).

Robert V posted 05-13-2009 06:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Robert V  Send Email to Robert V     
CLK,

Nice job on the tank install, looks very professional! Thanks for posting the pics, nice to see a finished project.

Robert V

CLK posted 05-13-2009 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Thanks Robert!


Cheers!
~CLK

BlueMax posted 05-17-2009 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
CLK - Looks great!

Do you have, or do you intend to install a water/fuel separator now that you have the larger tank?
(Thought being that there may now be more of a chance for condensation accumulating between fill ups - if not right away, at least over the season).

Very nice job!
Max

CLK posted 05-18-2009 01:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Thanks Max!

>>>Do you have, or do you intend to install a water/fuel separator now that you have the larger tank?

I hadn't thought of that.

I've already filled it up twice - & currently have about a 1/4 tank left! I take it in on Friday for my 100hr service - I'll ask the technicial what he thinks.

I'd be interested in any opinions, by other members, on the subject.


Cheers!
~CLK


L H G posted 05-18-2009 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
CLK - That's a beautiful tank installation . One suggestion you might want to consider when the webbing needs replacing is to go with the red color. It look good against these Moeller tanks. I used it here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v429/lgoltz/Outrage%2021/?action=view& current=DSCN1359.jpg .

GreatBayNH posted 05-18-2009 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
More red webbing...

http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/srcbell/2008%20Season%20Prep/ RPS%20Hatch%20Install/?action=view¤t=image025.jpg

CLK posted 05-19-2009 04:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Hey LHG & GreatBayNH,

The red does look nice - If I was to do it over - that's what I'd use. Next time!


Cheers!
~CLK
ps - LHG, Love both your Whalers. If you ever sell the ribbed Whaler - let me know.

ktm3ten posted 05-19-2009 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for ktm3ten  Send Email to ktm3ten     
CLK-

I just bought the same tank to install in my 170. In your photos, those most aft placed strap hold downs appear to be placed aft of the wood reinforcement, is that true? If so, how did you secure them? If not, and they are indeed in the reinforced area, how far aft are they from the RPS? Thanks


CLK posted 05-19-2009 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Hey ktm3ten,

When I did the install, I didn't refer to the wood reinforcement diagram.

After measuring everything out & marking where the metal fasteners needed to be - I simply drilled pilot holes, put some caulk in/on the holes, then sunk the screws. There was more than enough 'bite' to secure & hold the screws.

The installed tank is solid & doesn't budge.

Hope that helps!


Cheers!
~CLK

GreatBayNH posted 05-20-2009 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
The aft footman loops are not in the wood. You need to drill holes and fill with 5200, let dry, then screw in the screws.
Nauti Tauk posted 05-21-2009 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
I couldn't get a real good look at he buckles on your straps. Will you provide a little detail on what to buy. Lastly is red webbing hard to come by? Is it sold from a bulk roll or in standard lenghts. My local Wests didn't/doesn't carry webbing. Thanks.
CLK posted 05-21-2009 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Hey Nauti Tauk,

Not sure if you were asking me, but - I used 2 6' Epco, Alligator Straps. Below's a link:


http://www.fisheriessupply.com/online/ln_menu/product.asp/mode/1/ product_id/15251/letter/E/N/4294872567/Ne/103/sID/4A1499804EFF3CFF/R/ 4025/act/A01/catalog_name/FISCO/Ntx/mode+matchpartial+rel+Inactive/ Shopby/Shop+By+Brand/Ns/P_Sort

However, I did re-use the original screws (because they were longer) instead of the Epco screws.

Was out all day in the boat toaday. The larger tank & install have worked out great!

Hope this helps.


Cheers!
~CLK


Nauti Tauk posted 05-22-2009 07:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
Thanks CLK. Another question comes to mind. One thing I liked about my Pate tank was being able to see the fuel level through the side of the tank. Can you "see" the level in the Moeller tank? Thanks.
CLK posted 05-22-2009 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Nauti Tauk,

>>>Can you "see" the level in the Moeller tank? Thanks.

Yes - very easily.


Cheers!
~CLK

CLK posted 05-22-2009 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Hey Max,

>>>Do you have, or do you intend to install a water/fuel separator now that you have the larger tank?

Just dropped the boat for service & spoke with the technician regarding installing a water/fuel separator. He thought it was a good idea, not mandatory, but probably worth doing. Said the part was about $60 & the install was very basic.

If it wasn't the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, & they weren't already slammed - I would've had them install one. I'll do it before the fall.

Thanks for the idea/suggestion.


Cheers!
~CLK


Feejer posted 05-22-2009 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Here's a shot of mine on the 170 I just sold

http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj32/LPBagi/Whaler%20For%20Sale/ ?action=view¤t=P1000332-1.jpg

CLK posted 05-23-2009 01:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Got the boat back from the dealership yesterday (Lake Union Sea Ray). To my pleasant surprise (due to it being the Friday of Memorial Day weekend), they were able to install a water/fuel seperator, on my 150 Montauk. Pics below:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/WFSeperator.jpg


Also got my new (to accomodate the larger 26g Moeller tank) canvas seat cover. Pics below:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/150MTcvrs1.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/150MTcvrs2.jpg


Finally, while I was snapping pics - Figured I'd take one of the Big Boat:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/CLK_305/BigBoat.jpg


Cheers!
~CLK
ps - Thanks to the service dept at Lake Union Sea Ray. If anyone in the PNW is interested in Whalers - I'd recommend contacting Jason Taska, at LUSR.

Nauti Tauk posted 06-14-2009 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
Seems like many folks are installing new gas tanks for whatever reason not the least of which is replaceing the Pate brand tanks that aren't ethanol resistant. Here's my install. It'll sure be nice not to have to worry about range when going fishing. Should be in excess of 150 miles at cruise.

http://s643.photobucket.com/albums/uu154/haven386/?albumview=slideshow

CLK posted 06-15-2009 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Hey Nauti Tauk,

The tank install & fuel separator look great - Good job!

Now you can fill'r up,... put her in gear,... & cruise to Hawahii - Just like me!


Cheers!
~CLK

Nauti Tauk posted 06-16-2009 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
CLK
Thanks for the good words. I went out for my third fishing trip today on the the first fillup and still have gas left in the tank!! I'm lovin my 4s again.
Jerry

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