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Feejer posted 04-21-2008 09:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
I installed my new Moeller 26 gallon tank on Saturday morning. The hardest part was getting my 6-foot 2-inch body under the RPS to drill and screw down the tie down straps. One thing that I did not expect is where the wood under the floor ended. From my measurements of the wood location PDF I though the wood extended about 5-6 inches past the rear of the RPS. It turned out it does not. The wood seem to end about 1 inch past the RPS. The floor where I mounted the tie down straps seems to be about 3/8 inch thick. Needless to say a pump in a a fair amount of 5200 to help secure the screws. With the amount of tension on the strap I don't think the lack of wood will be a problem. I'll get some photos up next time down to the boat
GreatBayNH posted 04-21-2008 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I believe the link to the Pate install (the one referenced a plethora of times on this site) goes into detail about the tie downs to the rear of the RPS and lack of wood. Filling the holes with 5200, letting it set, then screw in the footman loops is the method they describe. Well done.
This is what I had to do and my rear footman loops were only about 1" out from the RPS.
BlueMax posted 04-21-2008 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
Excellent info, both of you. Now I know - That's what this site is all about. Thanks.
Feejer posted 04-21-2008 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
I only wish I installed the tank last year. It's going to be so much easier filling the tank. The cap sticks out from the RPS just enough to unscrew the lid and put the nozzle in. The moeller tank also seems to be of heavier gauge plastic than the 19 gallon tempo I had. I put 20 gallons in and the side walls did not bulge at all. If anyone is looking for a free 19 gallon Tempo and if your in the Philadelphia area shoot me an email. You can come a pick it up.

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