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Old 21 May 2013, 05:15   #1
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Securing fuel tank to Zodiac FR

My Zodiac 3.6 Fastroller came with 4 loops in the floor infront of front (only) thwart and a black strap.

Assume that its for securing the fuel tank as pictured?

Unfortunately I may get some complaints on its position central to the seating position. I noticed in another thread that their tank was only secured by one strap, and this may allow me to move tank off centre giving bench back for sitting on. Is this recommended or is it a case that bigger ones sit with butts on tube and littleun squeezes in on side of seat?
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Old 21 May 2013, 10:19   #2
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Tank position seems bit unconfortable and space taking for passenger sitting on seat, if fuel hose is long enough, you could glue a D'ring patch on internal lower bow and strap tank there. Tube, seat sitting position is relative to where mates feels confortable and trustable with.

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Old 21 May 2013, 13:01   #3
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I agree that it seems a dumb place for Zodiac to have placed it. I assume that there is a reason for it.

Tank hose is not long enough to go any further forward but depending on how next weeks maiden voyages go, I'll have a think for future use.

Do you have anything holding it down, or just from moving laterally? I've got a couple of D rings at the front of the cockpit and could run the strap between them and through the handle, but there then wont be anything holding it down to the floor.

I may try moving it to one side and using only half the strap (through the handle). I wonder of thats the option given with the 4 sets of fasteners?
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The posted pics corresponds to a 6 gallon fuel tank, front and side D'ring strapped. When completely full won't move a bit, when sibbing along, provides a good weight to ballance front sib much better.

Tank weight it's the only thing holding it down, works well unless you like to jump big waves...

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The posted pics corresponds to a 6 gallon fuel tank, front and side D'ring strapped. When completely full won't move a bit, when sibbing along, provides a good weight to ballance front sib much better.

Tank weight it's the only thing holding it down, works well unless you like to jump big waves...

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Good use of LJ's
Definitely if you own 4, 2 spares and 2 for just driver and extra mate!! The only ones allowed using that sib.

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