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Old 07 July 2013, 03:06   #1
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Location of fuel tank

What are thoughts on location of fuel tank. Mine is located in rear of boat below the outboard. Had thought of moving it forward, but don't like the idea of the fuel line running along the boat.
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Old 07 July 2013, 05:19   #2
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I keep mine at the outboard as well, I have changed the engine trim to compensate. I find that I rarely use this area so in essence gives me more overall room.
I did however buy fuel line to move it to under the front seat, I just did that after reading lots of posts of that being the preferred location.. Doh!!! , more money wasted...
some say the weight of a full tank helps lower the front of the boat if the weight is at the front, on my honwave I have Velcro at the side to hold the fuel line and keep it out of the way, at the end of the day it makes little difference IMO so is up to personal preference.
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Old 07 July 2013, 05:30   #3
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Hooks has probably summarised quite well.

Are these SIBs or RIBs? SIB is generally more susceptable to moving weight around although all boats will be to some extent.

How big a tank? Is it full? It wont stay full all day so even if it makes a difference at the start of the day it wont at the end.

How much other weight being carried. Is any of it more dynamic to move around? (i.e. people who can sit forward or back to help you plane.)

Finally, if its planing OK without moving the tank then I've only ever known people say it makes it easier to plane not get better economy or faster speeds once planing so if you are getting up there OK I'm not sure what you are expecting to achieve..
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My boat is tiller steering so the space on the port side is useless for anything other than storage, and fuel tank just happens to fit there perfectly, with my tool box on the high side. Scuba tanks go in the bow to keep it down

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Old 07 July 2013, 18:46   #5
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My boat is tiller steering so the space on the port side is useless for anything other than storage, and fuel tank just happens to fit there perfectly, with my tool box on the high side. Scuba tanks go in the bow to keep it down
You have a nice set up there Peter,
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Had thought of moving it forward, but don't like the idea of the fuel line running along the boat.
Is it a 4 Mtr sib or rib with or without a bow locker ?

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Hi,
I mount fuel tank on my Cadet 340s in the front. It balanced my weight and it is a good place for anchor as it is seen on the photo. One disadvantage: keel valve is under the tank.
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I had an Aerotec 380 and put I under the forward seat. Fuel line ran back under tube and was not a problem...
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I had an Aerotec 380 and put I under the forward seat. Fuel line ran back under tube and was not a problem...
Hi moore228,
How are you fixed the fuel tank to inflatable floor?
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Hi - I used a bungee wrapped once through the tank handle then round the fitting that the fuel pipe came out of. There are two two little ties on the Aerotec floor (glued on by manufacturer but if you don't have them on yours they could easily be retro fitted) for the bungee hooks. Richard
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