How should I protect the bottom of a metal fuel tank?

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  • outboardnut
    outboardnut
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    #176646

    Well I found a great 3 gal fuel tank
    How to you guys protect the bottom. Split a hose and glue?
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    frankr
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    #176649

    I set mine on a piece of indoor-outdoor carpet. Not so much to protect the tank, but to keep it from rubbing around on the aluminum boat bottom.

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    XR55
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    #176650

    Ebay listing #360811548121 for metal fuel tanks. Very nice price.

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    bob-d
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    #176656

    I use the thick foam pads that you kneel on when gardening. They are about 1 1/2″ thick . Helps absorb noise as well when you hit waves.
    Bob D

    h20lew
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    #176665

    I was researching this topic last night… great minds think alike. I have some existing tanks that have white trim and I’d like to match that.

    I haven’t confirmed the dimensions yet but I did find this on amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/White-small-0-375-height-0-093/dp/B00KI2CCSS

    There are other similar items. “Edge trim” or “edge guard” is the item to be searching for. If anyone has a specific recommendation for trim in white – please post.

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    labrador-guy
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    #176673

    I use old floor mats from a car. I also never let tank set on the ground very long. All my cans are stored inside on a raised platform and covered with an old rug. Condensation from weather change will mess your gas can up inside real quick.

    dale

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    lloyd
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    #176679

    I use a split rubber hose. No need to use glue.

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    amuller
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    #177067

    Boat places used to sell the white edge trim stuff for putting around tank bottom seams. I have used it but think it may trap water and contribute to deterioration of the tank.

    olcah
    olcah
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    #177075

    I use a rubber door mat about 1/2″ thick found at local discount store. Same approach as F.Robb. Works well to protect the boat and the tank. Simple and good.

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    outbdnut2
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    #177141

    I have used use small rubber-backed rugs with a low pile so easy to keep clean. These are often advertised as rugs that will not slip on a smooth floor. I cut them down to a couple inches larger than the tank on all sides.
    Dave

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