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Old 06-08-2017
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Default How to attach fuel tank cover?

I have a 16 ft Tahiti (Sidewinder lopro clone) and I have the back panel that covers the fuel tank but nothing to keep it somewhat snug to the tank and back of the boat. There is no spot on the panel for some kind of mount that might have been there at some point. The panel tends to flop down if I come to a stop suddenly in the water or sometimes when I'm towing it. As of right now I am thinking of maybe two elastic straps hooked from the panel to the rear cleat screws but I am curious to see what you all have done with yours. Cheers.
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Default Re: How to attach fuel tank cover?

My Schuster Tahiti doesn't have the side panel you do but the rear panel has an extra 1/2 inch round piece of trim (welting) that adds tension to the inside gunwales....I don't have any pictures that show it well but I can get some here when I go the get the boat ready for next week.

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My Schuster Tahiti doesn't have the side panel you do but the rear panel has an extra 1/2 inch round piece of trim (welting) that adds tension to the inside gunwales....I don't have any pictures that show it well but I can get some here when I go the get the boat ready for next week.

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Hope that helps.

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Interesting. Yes it does. That will definitely help me brainstorm an idea for mine.
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Default Re: How to attach fuel tank cover?

Why not attach some sort of angle/cleat to the transom side and one that you can affix to the back of the plywood to hook it on?

Or maybe a block of wood to the sides near the gunwales and velcro?
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Why not attach some sort of angle/cleat to the transom side and one that you can affix to the back of the plywood to hook it on?
That's exactly my plan actually. I have the two cleats at the back on both sides so I bought some elastic band and am going to sew a loop into one end, screw the other behind the cleats and screw hooks into the fuel tank cover. That way it has some spring to it and I can pull the cover forward and loop the elastic to the hooks. I will post pictures when I'm done.
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Here are the pictures of my setup. I bought two plastic hooks for the panel itself (which are originally intended as hand bag hooks for tables). I am impressed with them. They are quite sturdy. Then, I attached the two elastic loops to the cleats in the rear of the boat on either side of the gas tank. You'll notice the loops are a bit long. I had to mount them to the cleats in about the middle so I had enough resistance to hold the panel in place and decided just to leave the excess.
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