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Installing a permanent gas tank

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  1. jangle

    jangle Senior Refuge Member

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    Hey guys, last year i moved my portable 6 gallon tank to the front of my 1648 and put it under the small fishing deck. I really like it being up there, but the 6 gallon tank is not going to cut it. I have acquired a 16 gallon Tempo permanent poly tank that will fit perfectly under the fishing deck. I am in the process of building a rack that the tank will sit in and be secured to the boat. My qustions are, is 16 gallons going to be to much weight in the front of a 1648? I honestly plan on just filling it to probably 10 gallons most of the time. Also, where the tank is going is wide opened facing into the boat, will i still need to put a breather fitting above the deck? Anyone with experience putting these tanks in? below are some pics of where the 6 gallon tank is sitting right now.

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    thanks alot
     
  2. CountryRN

    CountryRN Refuge Member

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    A gallon of gas weighs about 6 lb. So your tank filled to the top is going to be about 96 lb (approximately). The area that you are showing in the pictures appears to be well vented since there is no back wall on it. I would say that additional venting would not be necessary - if it were my project anyway. My caution to you would be to make sure that you are able to access the fitting for your gas line. Inevitably, the fitting for the gas line is a weak point in the set up. Being able to access it for maintenance and having a the tools with you could be the difference in getting back to the dock at the end of the hunt.
     
  3. jangle

    jangle Senior Refuge Member

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    thanks for your input! I agree with there being enough venting with out a thru the hull fitting.
     

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