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Old 20 February 2008, 07:50   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
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Fuel tank tardis?

OK, in short my curent Hulk 30L which sat under the "hypalon foredeck" on the SR4 won't go under the seat of my new Humber. So, I need a slightly slimmer tank, but ideally keeping the 30L capacity if possible.

Having trawled the "usual suspects" websites, it would appear that the largest I can fit in is either a "traditional" 5 gallon metal tank (what I suspect it was designed round), or a Tempo "Val6", both holding just short of 23L, so I'll be loosing 7L of capacity.

The Q is: does anyone know of a bigger tank that will fit through a hole 30high x31wide (Cm)? Length isn't a problem, but will take 3 pages worth of post to explain the geometry....... And I'd like it to be portable for ease of refuelling just to be really awkward!

(And before you all point out the obvious, the other two Hulk 30L tanks sit nicely between the A-frame braces at the stern!)

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Old 20 February 2008, 08:12   #2
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I bet you'd be able to fit a pair of these in there.They are made from such thick hypalon that they are stiff when empty.It'd take the capacity under there up to 42 litres as well.

Price might be prohibitive though.
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Old 21 February 2008, 07:43   #3
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I put two 25L ones in there. I then put on a switch in order to choose the tank I want to use. Is it the same type of console as mine ?
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Old 21 February 2008, 10:39   #4
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I think it's the one that probably evolved into the 2 man version of yours. When the boat was built (1979ish) the only tanks out there were the "traditional" 5 gallon metal ones, two of which would fit perfectly under my seat. I have a hole at the front of the console which is about the same height as the hole in the side of yours, and the hollow part stretches back to about the front of where your cusion is There is a strengthening "bulkhead" at that point. I want to stuff the tank in from the front, because I would like to use the under seat area for storing dry bags etc. I am half resigned to a 22/25 litre tank, which will fit perfectly - I was just hoping there was a 30 that would go in (and stick out a little bit at the front) that I hadn't found on t'internet.
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