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Old 10-04-2007, 22:21   #16
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Chuck and John;
Thanks for the link and the info; sounds like Tank Tender is the way to go!

Or should I say..."Tanks a lot!"
(sorry)
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Old 10-04-2007, 22:23   #17
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Apologies to Slow Shoes; didn't mean to hijack your thread!
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Old 12-04-2007, 16:28   #18
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Apologies to Slow Shoes; didn't mean to hijack your thread!
No apologies needed. All the info has been great! Sounds like I'm going to go for it, as I'm tired of the guessing games.
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Old 12-04-2007, 16:55   #19
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I'm with you. Looks like Defender (Discount Marine and Boat Supplies - Inflatable Sales - Defender) has better prices than Tank Tender direct. Anybody know of a cheaper source than Defender?
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They cost more than I thought they did! Our's was on the boat when we bought it.
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I have one last question on installation before I buy. (ok, actually two). How much do the fittings for the tank tender protrude above the tank itself. I have floorboards and berth boards above most of my tanks, and I'm wondering if I will run into any clearance issues. Also, does the tubing that comes with the tender take well to sharp turns when leading the tubing to the tank, or will it "kink" if you try to bend it too agressively.
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Old 14-04-2007, 07:40   #22
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The fittings on mine are at 90 degree angles and only stand maybe a bit more that 1/2" tall. You need a gradual curve in the tubing, it will kink if you try to make sharp turns.
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I think that the Hart Tank Tender uses 1/8" I.D. “Semi-Flexible” Nylon Tubing, which can be bent (without kinking or pinching) to about 10 x Outside Diameter. This allows a safe bending radius of about 2-1/2". Just don’t “force” the bends, and you should be ok.

A “Flexible” substitute tube can be bent to a tighter radius (as little as 3 x OD).
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Thanks again for the replys. Clearance above the tanks won't be an issue with only a 1/2" to deal with. I'm still a little concerned about snaking the tubing to all of my tanks without kinking the tubing, but I think I should be ok. We'll see.
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