TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

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TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Prarie Dog » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:19 pm

I've recently fallen into a TX18 and due to the way the boat is equipped it has limited range. It has a 14 gallon tank and a 90HP Yamaha on it. Initially I thought about building a leaning post that had a 30 or 40 gallon tank in the bottom of it. Then I considered the boat is trim sensitive and thought about putting some tankage under the front deck. The problem with the front deck is the top of the inverted vee sticks up into and takes up a bunch of space in that area so it may not be appropriate for tankage. Any ideas would be appreciated. :doh:



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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:05 pm

Are saddle tanks under the gunwales a possibility?
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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Prarie Dog » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:22 pm

Thanks Larry, might be room but it's not very tall, something like 5 inches, but it is wide.
Will measure tonight.

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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:09 pm

Paul, have you considered a reconfiguration of the center console? Build a bigger one and put the extra fuel tank in the forward section of the console? Can you tie the new tank into your existing tank?
Is this your brother David's boat that we rode on at the first Texas meet?
Dang, too many questions :lol: How have you been doing my friend :D
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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Prarie Dog » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:28 pm

Hi Richard, this is Brother Dave's boat, he has a passell of grandkids and needed a barge to haul them around in, too easy for little kids to fall out of the TX18.

We thought about changing the center console but he has a tank in the front of it that's plumbed and works fine the Tee Top and all that. I need to get a degree in Electrical Engineering before I start jacking around with the center console, this boat has a lot of electronics.

It would be easier to add a leaning post because the boat has very little storage, the LP would help that.

We've all been fine T's a senior in high school this year and has been visiting a bunch of Colleges, Texas A&M looks like it's the one.

How are you guys doing??

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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Prarie Dog » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:28 pm

Hi Richard, this is Brother Dave's boat, he has a passell of grandkids and needed a barge to haul them around in, too easy for little kids to fall out of the TX18.

We thought about changing the center console but he has a tank in the front of it that's plumbed and works fine the Tee Top and all that. I need to get a degree in Electrical Engineering before I start jacking around with the center console, this boat has a lot of electronics.

It would be easier to add a leaning post because the boat has very little storage, the LP would help that.

We've all been fine T's a senior in high school this year and has been visiting a bunch of Colleges, Texas A&M looks like it's the one.

How are you guys doing??

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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by TomW1 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:35 pm

PD I looked at the Performance Bulletins for the YammI 90. With the 14 gallon tank you have now and if you could add a 20 gallon tank for a total of 34G this would give you a range of 180 miles without any safety factor, maybe 120 with. Of course this depends on you being able to tie the two tanks together.

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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:14 pm

Prarie Dog wrote:Hi Richard, this is Brother Dave's boat, he has a passell of grandkids and needed a barge to haul them around in, too easy for little kids to fall out of the TX18.

We thought about changing the center console but he has a tank in the front of it that's plumbed and works fine the Tee Top and all that. I need to get a degree in Electrical Engineering before I start jacking around with the center console, this boat has a lot of electronics.

It would be easier to add a leaning post because the boat has very little storage, the LP would help that.

We've all been fine T's a senior in high school this year and has been visiting a bunch of Colleges, Texas A&M looks like it's the one.

How are you guys doing??
Paul, I'm 100% positive you are qualified enough to tackle that center console :wink:
Short of bringing along an extra portable can of gas, I'm not sure where else you could add a tank without ripping up the floor...
Great to hear T is getting ready to for college, I am sure he will do great :D
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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:24 pm

Is this a 2 stroke, or 4 stroke 90 Yamaha?
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Re: TX 18 EXTRA FUEL

Post by Prarie Dog » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:51 pm

Larry, it's a 4 stroke fuel injected 90.

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