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svnfightsvn

ballast tank mounting brackets/straps

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svnfightsvn

So I'm in the process of intalling the bow ballast in my boat.  Got the bow tank custom made and it has 4 threaded inserts for installing angle brackets (not included apparently) to hold the tank in place.  Since the brackets were not included, where can I get a pair?

Here is a picture of the threaded holes I'm speaking of (and I'm not talking about the fitting holes - talking about the smaller "square" holes).  And obviously this isn't my tank

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23LSVOwner

Moeller Marine part number 000210-4

Malibu part number 3071414

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svnfightsvn

I can't find a single online vendor of either of those parts. Is this yet another part that has to ordered through a dealer?

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23LSVOwner

Could be. Since they are so small I bet they don't cost much at all.

 

Try giving Bakes a call.

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Stevo

Get a picture of what they look like and just order the from McMaster.

most likely a general slotted "L" bracket of some sort

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minnmarker

I would not be surprised if those were for anchoring a nylon strap or the like.  A rigid bracket between a tank and a hard point on the boat might just be asking for something to break - probably the plastic tank.

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23LSVOwner

They use stainless brackets.

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svnfightsvn

I thought the brackets were aluminum...

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robbennett

Just use any type of L bracket that won't rust. I believe the factory ones are aluminum. 

Also I don't believe my bow tank even has those threaded spots for the brackets. It hasn't caused a problem in 1200 hours not having them. 

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wdr

Aluminum for my bow and gas tank. Got to agree with Rob, mine only keep the tanks from sliding front to rear not up and down to the floor. IIWM I would buy the aluminum and make your own. A hand tool simple job to be sure.

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svnfightsvn

Found these, but they aren't tall enough. My threads are 2" up the side of the tank and these are only 3/4" tall

http://greatlakesskipper.com/mastercraft-aluminum-marine-boat-fuel-tank-ballast-mounting-brackets-set-of-4

These are a little taller, but at only 1-3/4", it's still not quite there. 

http://greatlakesskipper.com/tracker-176337-silver-4-1-2-x-2-x-1-3-4-inch-aluminum-boat-90-degree-fuel-tank-bracket-set-of-4

havent heard back from bakes yet..

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Ndawg12
On 1/20/2017 at 10:58 PM, robbennett said:

Just use any type of L bracket that won't rust. I believe the factory ones are aluminum. 

Also I don't believe my bow tank even has those threaded spots for the brackets. It hasn't caused a problem in 1200 hours not having them. 

:plus1: and I'm not sure any of my tanks even have screws/bolts into the tanks, mine are just backward shifting stops.  I'd just buy some thin 1 1/2" aluminum angle and install it where you see fit.  These tanks aren't trying to move much.  

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svnfightsvn

just to close the loop...I couldn't find any of these online, but Bakes did put in a special order with Malibu for me and at $3 a piece, they added a few of these brackets to my recent order.  Thanks [email protected] !

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