Alright guys. I’m rebuilding my 222. Boat had a 45 gallon plastic tank when I got it and it leaked p…

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Adam Stratton asks: Alright guys. I’m rebuilding my 222. Boat had a 45 gallon plastic tank when I got it and it leaked pretty bad. Finally got fed up enough and took a saw to the deck which was going soft and now I’ve got a gutted boat. I’ve got an 85 gallon aluminum tank to go back in the boat. My question is should I place it in the same place. Further forward or back?

Transom is getting closed in with a 40 gallon half moon live well.

Batteries will be in the counsel.

Wanna try and distribute the weight as best as possible




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You want to try and keep your weight center as much as possible. With the offset you have with motor on a bracket and the extra weight of the enclosed transom and 40 gal livewell I would move your tank forward. I have a 19’6 when I did mine I moved it so the front edge of the tank started were the casting deck came down.

Terry’s 300 is forsale cheap. Has 30 or less hours.

What are you doing with the old jack plate

I would put the tank in the boat , then get sand bags to equal the amount of fuel that the tank can hold, then hang the motor, and go to the boat ramp and put it in the water , then move the sand bags forward or aft until l like how it sits in the water.