Below-Deck Helium Tank Install

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  1. C.Bergs

    C.Bergs Member

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    I'm trying to get a jump on some maintenance before the season starts back up again. I'm looking to install a below-deck helium tank on the 24 Skippy Open. Tried to search the forums, but couldn't find anything regarding an install.

    Going to put a 150cf tank below the starboard hatch and have a remote filler above deck.

    Has anyone seen any cool builds or have any good ideas on how to keep the tank secure below deck? I'm a very proficient woodworker and also have access to folks that weld aluminum. Doesn't seem like rocket science, but thought I'd ask around to see if someone's done it before or knows about some cool shit I don't know about.

    Thanks for any insight!
     
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  2. swizler

    swizler Newbie

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    Just use pipe riser clamps and have your buddy weld it to a mounting plate. you can find them on grainer or mcmaster- carr. They come in stainless, aluminum, and galvanized.
     
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  3. PoolMan

    PoolMan 7 'dines short of a full scoop

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    How and where are you going to refill it?
     
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  4. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    Any welding supply that sells gas will want your tank hydrostaticly tested.
     
  5. C.Bergs

    C.Bergs Member

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    That's a good idea! I'm thinking a right angled mounting plate that can be through bolted through the stringer. Weld the riser clamp on the top. That could be pretty trick!
     
  6. C.Bergs

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    There are a bunch of gas supply companies in LA that can refill it. The tank itself isn't terribly heavy and will be able to come in and out of the hatch as needed.

    Yes, absolutely.
     
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  7. flyhigh123

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    But what happens when the blue fin dont come back for another 20 years .... lollolololl
     
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  8. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You can inhale the gas and yell WASSUP on 72.
     
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  9. gecsr1

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    wow big waste of money..... sorry..... for the temporary blue fin that don't bite most the time...and will most likely move on soon....
     
  10. kbray001

    kbray001 Well-Known "Member"

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    What if he just really likes balloons?

    Maybe think about that before blasting someone for absolutely no reason. Haha.

    I like the idea. We always get ours filled at party supply stores
     
  11. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    I did not blast anyone , I simply expressed my opinion ....
    good luck if you do one....LOL,,,,
     
  12. miaf

    miaf Well-Known "Member"

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    Not that big of an investment and these fish have been around for a long time, now everyone just knows about them due to the internet stars.
     
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    Post pics when you finish your install!
     
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  14. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    lol I know all about the internal stars... and generally where they are and when.... :)
     
  15. C.Bergs

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    I'm going to do that regardless!
     
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    I can't see how it's a waste of money. Catching big bluefin under balloons/kites has been one of the most productive methodologies. Why have a helium tank rolling around my cabin instead of stowed securely and safely below deck? Because I didn't want to spend a little time designing and installing, plus maybe $250? That's fun for me. Who knows how long the bluefin fishery will stay here, but I intend on arming myself with every possible weapon to catch them while I have the opportunity.
     
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  17. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    best of luck, to you... to you its a good investment.... to me it's a waste of money... that's my opinion and most certainly have a right to yours....
     
  18. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    i too love projects! This post perfectly reminded me to mount my helium tank too. Mine is more of a quick strap standing up behind my helm seat.
     
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  20. One_Leg

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    Get yourself a 17 cubic foot scuba pony bottle.
    They are small enough to put nearly anywhere and will fill a bunch of balloons.
     

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