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Scuba Tank Mounting

John MacDougall, Annie Laurie, #26

 

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Scuba Tank Mounting

If any of you are interested in doing something like this, the details are best discussed on the phone, but in a nutshell I've got 8 (4 for each tank) large heavy duty stainless eye straps thru-bolted through the transom upper vertical bulkhead, near the shore power inlets.

Scuba Tank Mounting

I'm using 2 - 2" wide straps on each tank, in an "X" pattern, as well as 3/8" double-braided Dacron line, to secure the tanks to the transom and stern rail.

Scuba Tank Mounting

The tanks actually sit on top of the starboard side (spare) LP tank locker lid. They are locked in place by a big stainless cable and 2 BIG padlocks.

Scuba Tank Mounting

My stern rail also has the additional aft hand rail / outboard motor mount (by Bill Martinelli), which strengthens and stiffens things up, real nice.