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ballast tank mounting brackets/straps


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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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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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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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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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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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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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