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Old 27 January 2013, 16:57   #1
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Secure fuel tank to airdeck??

How do you fasten the fuel tank securely?


I've used elasticated bungee ropes in the past, but no matter how I do it the tank is never "fixed in place"

I plan on using it in the sea this year so obviously need to keep the fuel tank secure

It's a futura FR (airdeck)..... Any ideas :-)
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Old 27 January 2013, 20:08   #2
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How about netting around it with some bungees
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I had this problem when I had the Honwave airdeck.
I glued D ring patchs to the airdeck and then used Bungees/straps
and it worked fine, no more finding the fuel tank at the transom after a few big bumps.
If that doesnt suit....
You can find a transom shaped fuel tank designed to be attached back there.
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Old 28 January 2013, 02:38   #4
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I struggled with it I used to wrap it through the handle of the tank
But stick it in a small horses hay net and you get more fastening opportunities there about £5
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Old 28 January 2013, 02:40   #5
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This is what MustRib was talking about, I think.

Made by Moeller, called the Dinghymate, but you're not going to like the price.

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Old 28 January 2013, 04:29   #6
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Thanks for the replies :-)

The airdeck does have D ring patches to hook bungees to but the tank still moves around

Transom shaped fuel tank looks good, but I think I'll try netting first (cheapest option)
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Old 28 January 2013, 04:56   #7
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Tie down straps?
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Perfect ...... Cheers
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The airdeck does have D ring patches to hook bungees to but the tank still moves around
Why use something that bungees? Anything that stretches, is...well, going to stretch. Use a motorcycle type tie down that won't break, and doesn't have give in it. Granted I have a hard deck, but I use a ratcheting tie down and have never had the fuel tank noticeably move. You can get tie downs make with stainless if you so desire. Plastic "Fastex" buckles are not reliable.
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Good point Peter :-)
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