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Old 12 June 2014, 16:40   #1
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Best place for fuel tank

I have a 4.6m boat & was wondering where the best place to put the fuel tank was & how best to secure it? Your thoughts please.
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Old 12 June 2014, 21:09   #2
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Is that a wooden or alum floor sib ? You plan doing extreme outing, usually place mine next to transom if with more boaters on deck, you never know what boaters fiddling with fuel line can do, some are a real menace..

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If it was always just me in the boat, I would put my fuel tank in the front. Since I am rarely alone, and typically loaded with scuba gear, my fuel tank is on the port side, up against the transom.

I have mounts screwed into my aluminum floor on one side, and I made a stainless mount that slides into the track on the tube side. Then I cut the hook off one side of a ratcheting tie down, and sewed it to my stainless fitting. Works great for "me".
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Normally only me. The floor is aluminium
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Normally only me. The floor is aluminium
If Peter C has a proven set up that works for him and probably for you too, would be nice to see pics of his current installation to share with others.

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If Peter C has a proven set up that works for him and probably for you too, would be nice to see pics of his current installation to share with others.

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I have posted them on this website before. I can add a somewhat newer one that shows my toolbox mount etc, but not my latest mounts for oars, although they are in the same place, just built larger to handle the orange size of oars.

Here is what the floor looks like inside for which you can just knock the edge off with a block of wood and hammer.


This pic shows how I keep everything inline taking up as little precious floor space as possible. It still allows me to fit a set of double HP100 scuba tanks under my foot area. I won't run a boat without a good fuel filter and as you can see a canister filter is out of the way mounted where mine is. My fuel priming bulb is tucked right in front of the motor.



As you can see there is plenty of space for the boat driver. The tiller passes easily over my tank since it is low enough.

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What size tank is that? Looks tiny for a 40?

And what has she attached the kill cord to?!
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What size tank is that? Looks tiny for a 40?

And what has she attached the kill cord to?!
6.6 gallons is good for hours of fun. So far I have only used it up once and fortunately had a spare 3 gallon tank onboard to motor the last 100ft to the boat ramp.

It is attached to her bikini of course. The top wasn't staying on though
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Ahh, that's pretty big! Just the scale in the pic seemed small.
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