[Santana 22] Gas and battery placement

John Kehoe johnkehoe at ameritech.net
Thu Jul 20 10:29:26 EDT 2017

Hello Ron & Mike,

I crawled into the cockpit lockers and noticed two eye hooks, about 16” apart, low in the cabin bulkhead with an old bungee chord attached, which looked to, possibly, be where the former owner stored the gas tank. I’m thinking maybe build a frame for the tank to sit on, to keep it up from any accumulated water, strap it down and add a couple of feet of gas hose. It seems like an easy fix, I would appreciate your valuable input.

I like the battery ideas.

Thanks A Million,

John Kehoe
630 621 2122
johnkehoe at ameritech.net

> On Jul 19, 2017, at 5:29 PM, michaelkennedy05 <michaelkennedy05 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi John
> Shelf for gas tank is a good idea. Mine is mounted to the side of the cockpit with support to the hull below
> Battery goes down below-just in front of the main bulkhead.  You really dont want it in the same compartment as the gas.  Blammo. 
> Mike
> -------- Original message --------
> From: John Kehoe <johnkehoe at ameritech.net>
> Date: 7/19/17 8:05 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: tuna at myfleet.org
> Subject: [Santana 22] Gas and battery placement
> Hello,
> I’m a novice sailer in Sault Sainte Marie, MI, at the outlet of Lake Superior, on the Saint Mary’s River. with a Santana 22. I would like to mount a shelf, to accommodate a 6gal. gas tank and battery/batteries from the stern, port to starboard sides. Does anybody out there have an opinion as to wether mounting the shelf to the hull is a good idea. I’m looking for the most efficient way to stabilize  and level gas tank and battery/ies without effecting boat design.
> Thanks,
> John
> John Kehoe
> 630 621 2122
> johnkehoe at ameritech.net <mailto:johnkehoe at ameritech.net>

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