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Old 04 May 2015, 03:43   #1
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Bombard Aerotec: fueltank

I have a question for Aerotec owners:

Where do you place the fueltank and how to secure the tank ?

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Old 04 May 2015, 05:20   #2
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Fastened to the loops under where the seat usually is with Bungees.

We don't use the seat to leave the boat more open, and this keeps the weight in just the right place.

I've been toying with a tube shaped flexible tank in the bottom of the 'V' under the false deck bit, but not got around to it.

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Old 04 May 2015, 11:29   #3
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If I'm using a rigid tank (which is a PITA) it goes at the back as I have a Pelicase secured to the middle section (unlike the pic below I have the case turned round the other way now as it sits better and a little lower in the 'V').

I use custom made lengths of 8mm shockcord and various fittings - you can get all the bits on eBay.

But it works 100 times better in this boat with a flexi bladder, much more room to move about in the boat and the bouncy fuel tank moving about.

[edit] - interesting idea from Nasher there, you could I suppose drop the bladder into the 'V' but it would need a thin sheet of ply over the tank and under the rubber matting. Advantage would be the flat floor but as Aerotec users know the sloped floor opposite your feet works really well for bracing and comfort.

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Old 04 May 2015, 11:33   #4
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Under the seat, or if I'm by myself up front.
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