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Old 24 March 2010, 10:37   #1
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Under seat fuel storage in Avon S3.45?

Looking under the seating console in my S3.45, I've thought several times that it would be a nifty spot to store a fuel cell, but it would need to be purpose built for the spot.

This morning, lo and behold, I run across this page:
http://www.isracam.co.il/yamit/sportrib.htm

Which seems to indicate that the S3.45 offers this "Under rear seat fuel tank stowage" as a special feature.

Does anyone have any knowledge of such a fuel tank, and if so, I am very curious about the details of it... I sure would love to get the big ugly red poly tank off the back deck and make room for gear or passengers....

Thanks,
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Old 24 March 2010, 17:28   #2
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Hi
Yes in my younger years we had one.
we had the seat out and had a s/s tank made to fit just under the back seat it was about 25lts and put the battary under there as well glassed in a box in the middel to fit bat.

free up so much room.
ares had a 40hp merc on it was so fast for a small boat and turned so well and flat at any speed.


the tank cost about 100 quid to make and the filler was just under the rear seat.

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Old 24 March 2010, 18:29   #3
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Thanks Josh. I was really wondering if there was a *stock* tank made by Avon which was an option for this model, based on some of the things I've seen.

I'm debating whether to remove the console entirely and replace with a cushion-top fish cooler, or to have a custom fuel cell and battery holder made to fit under the seat.

I just wonder if there is an Avon part floating around somewhere that would be the gas tank made to fit under there...

-Brent
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Old 24 March 2010, 18:33   #4
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As I understand it, the seat should accommodate a 'standard' 5 gallon outboard tank. Will one of these not fit inside?
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Old 24 March 2010, 18:39   #5
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Hmm.. I have two 6-gal tanks (one triangular, one square) and neither looks like a candidate for fitment under the seat...


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Old 24 March 2010, 18:57   #6
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I would keep your console as it is right for the boat.
No a red tank will not fit under tryed that.
you can fit it all in to the console it makes it a very tidy boat
I found the seat very easy to it all in. the tank is cheap to make over buying a diffent seat.

try and find some pic but it was a long time ago.


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Old 24 March 2010, 19:49   #7
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Must be suited to a 12 litre tank then. Maybe a Hulk 22 litre tank will fit?
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