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DamselFly posted 03-14-2002 03:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for DamselFly   Send Email to DamselFly  
I'm thinking of buying an underseat tank for my 13' sport. I can get a tempo 12gal from Boater's world for $107. I want a Pate, but I just found out they are $300 <gulp>. I'm not sure if I want to put that much into a tank. I've also heard the Moellers are better then the Tempos. Any truth to that rumor? I can get a 12gal Moeller for $97 plus deliv. from Cabela's. Any suggestions? Ideas? Good vs Bad? Just for the record, I'm kinda leaning towards the Tempo, since I can just go to Boater's World and pick it up.
tabasco posted 03-14-2002 04:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Bite the bullet the Pate
DamselFly posted 03-14-2002 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for DamselFly  Send Email to DamselFly     
Tabasco, lol...Keep this in mind: I want to upgrade eventually to a nice Nauset/Eastport/Sekonnet/Montauk. I'm keeping this boat until a good one comes along. I not sure if I'll ever get my $300 back out of it.
newboater posted 03-14-2002 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for newboater  Send Email to newboater     

Buy the cheapest tank you can find and go use your Whaler. I have a 8 gallon Tempo in my 13. The tank isn't tied down and it does fine. If I need more range I throw in a 5 gallon jerry jug.

But then again, if you want the Pate and have the disposable income for it, go ahead and get it. The boat will do quite fine with a Tempo though.

Dave S.
San Diego

Bigshot posted 03-14-2002 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Unless putting it under front seat, 2 6gals is plenty in a 13. As far as your quetion goes...Pate is the best. If not planning on keeping it, keep the 6's.
skibis88 posted 03-14-2002 07:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for skibis88  Send Email to skibis88     
I just installed a 12 gal.Moeller from Cabella's and I agree the quality is better than the Tempo. It fits nicely under the front seat of my 1978 13 footer.

My goal is to shift weight forward to keep the foot of the 40 hp Yamaha out of the water when it is docked during the week.

Alan Hiccock posted 03-14-2002 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
Ive been around this hobby for a while, owned boats last 26 years I think 6 all together & got me a head full of grey hair. I NEVER HEARD OF PATE? What, spinich Pate?
I did a Google search, Yahoo, Blahoo, Fungu nothing under PATE marine, Pate gas tanks, Pate fuel tanks.
Hey where's Rod Sterling?? Ive entered " The twilight Zone" de de dede de de dede.
How good could they be, Ive sat up nights reading marine cataloges freakin STACKS of them & NEVER have I seen these great PATE marine gas tanks, sorry to get carried away but can someonr direct me to a PATE information source, or a website??
thank, you. { what is this a Whaler only thing/co.?)
thanks, Alan
JFM posted 03-14-2002 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
If you own a Whaler you should like a quality product. Pate is the best Plastic/fiber tank you can buy. No you don't have to find Rod to get one, just call Pate 305-754-0896
Pate Plastics
360 NW 71st St.
Miami Fl 33150
Alan Hiccock posted 03-14-2002 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
JFM, thanks.. I jotted the # down, no website i imagine? & yes I own a whaler because of it's quality, resell value & fishabilty..
to be honest..
Ive noticed my 12 gal Tempo doesnt slide around like other boats Ive owned, must be the nonskid, i like it.
jameso posted 03-15-2002 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
I have a 9 gal Moeller in the 15 great for the bucks.
dann2015 posted 03-17-2002 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for dann2015  Send Email to dann2015     
do yourself a favor and get a pate. i bought a tempo for my whaler and w/in a year the seals around the fuel hose crapped out. took a while to figure out how i kept getting water in my gas tank and ended up getting the crabs rebuilt twice. got a pate and it has held up well.

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