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whalernut posted 01-23-2001 10:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for whalernut   Send Email to whalernut  
Does anyone have any experience with the Moeller brand of fuel tanks. They are red like the Tempos, but instead of the screw type pressure release valve, they have a piston style as when the pressure builds to a certain point the piston rises releasing the pressure, sound neat as long as it works? Cabela`s sells them for about the same price as the Tempo`s. Any comments would be apprecitaed! Regards-Jack Graner.
stagalv posted 01-23-2001 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I haven't heard about those Jack. That vent idea sounds good. What size tanks to they make? Rex
whalernut posted 01-23-2001 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Rex, they make pretty much all of the sizes that Tempo makes, you can go to the Cabela`s web site to check them out! I am leaning towards that route. The thing I like most is that it has that piston type pressure release valve and they make an 18gal. tank(Tempo`s tank is 17.5gal.) that will fit under my `16 Currituck`s seat! That means a quart and one-half of 2-stroke oil, very easy. I guess the Tempo tank hold down kit would work on these tanks? Regards-Jack Graner.
whalernut posted 01-23-2001 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Rex, I just checked back with the Cabel`s website, and they changed the site some. The Moeller tank explanation doesn`t say anything about the piston style pressure release valve, and they don`t show pictures of all of the models anymore, but they do still sell them. I tried to looked at the cap on these tanks and they look like the Tempo`s with the screw type pressure release? Maybee they changed them? Anyway, I like the 18gal. capacity. Regards-Jack Graner.
stagalv posted 01-23-2001 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I will check it out. I have been toying with the fuel tank on my Montauk question for a while now and am having a hard time deciding which route to go. Thanks, Rex
matt posted 01-24-2001 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for matt  Send Email to matt     
i have a 18 gal.moeller gas tank hard mounted under my 15' whaler seems thicker than the tempo.i have not had any leakage or problems in the two years that i have had of all it and my battery are under the seat and out of the way.good luck
whalernut posted 01-24-2001 05:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Matt, that is very good news. I never even heard of Moeller until recently. Cabelas must be trying to be different with this brand, since alot of places sell Tempo including Bass Pro Shops. Regards-Jack Graner.
kingfish posted 01-24-2001 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

You'll find Moeller tanks in Overton's, too.


whalernut posted 01-24-2001 03:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks John, I get both of Cabelas and Overtons Marine Mags. but haven`t received my 2001 editions yet! Thanks again-Jack Graner.
Dick posted 03-06-2001 09:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Thanks for the tip on Moeller tanks.
We are a distributor for Tempo and had never looked at anything else.
The Moeller Rep was in today and did his thing. Very nice tanks which we are now adding to our lines.
I may have to replace my 27 gal Tempo.
We carry Moeller's trailer rollers but I have no idea why we never looked at their tanks.
whalernut posted 03-06-2001 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Dick, that is great news. I will save some money for the Moeller 18gal. model, which I believe will fit under the seat of my 73` `16 Currituck. By the way can you give me you`re opinion on the differences and likes/dislikes between the Tempo and the Moeller tanks? Regards-Jack Graner. P.S. How much would you want for the Moeller 18gal. model? Maybee we can do business!
Dick posted 03-06-2001 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
We are wholesale only, but let me see if I can work something out for Classic Whaler owners.
Having just signed up for the tanks today I don't have prices set yet.
They look like a sturdier tank & the above tank fittings are heavier duty.
My 27 Tempo seems to be made of a thinner material.
Will be anxious to fill one of the Moellers and set in the sun to see if it swells up like the Tempo, I don't think it will.
whalernut posted 03-07-2001 08:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Dick for looking into this, and please keep us updated on the Moeller tanks structure and reliability! Regards-Jack Graner.
Dick posted 03-07-2001 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I'll post more details as soon as I have some. I examined the sample I have again when I was in the office this morning. Even more impressed.
Sure is great to work in the proffesion that is you hobby.
Clark Roberts posted 03-08-2001 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
I have a 6 gal Moeller tank on one of my 13s and like it because It is semi-transparent and I can see the fuel level all the time.. Clark... the Old Man
Ray posted 03-08-2001 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ray  Send Email to Ray     
I bought one of each (Tempo and Moeller) last year in the 6 gal. size. I noticed that one of them swelled up like a balloon when in the sun and the vent screw was closed. I did not notice either one having any kind of a relief valve. Now I am not certain which one ballooned but i think it was the Moeller. I love the see-thru feature.

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