Installing freshwater tank in a 1996 Adventure 208

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Freeport or anyone else - do you know if these are the "Z" brackets used to hold down the water tank (this image is from Grady but I am not certain this is the correct part) - not sure where the screws would mount to with these brackets (unless there is a block of wood between the tank and stringer).
 

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Yep, those are the hold downs. Mine had filler blocks also. Can't remember the orientation of them right now, my tank is out waiting for my fuel tank to go back in. And they screw down on the shelf where the water tank goes.

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Yes, them be the deals! The screws are sunk into the "shelf" that is molded into the bilge. Maybe you don't have the shelf?
I can see from the pictures of the water tank (and looking at mine again), there are places where the "Z" brackets would go as the tank has recessed spots for them. Assuming I have the shelf will screw them into that - assuming use some 5200 on the screws?
Still waiting on a quote from Grady but will have two of them ordered.

When I pop the hatch I will take a look (boat is not stored locally), I will order them either way as I am sure I will be able to make them work if no shelf (assuming when I pop the hatch it will make sense what the shelf is).


Thanks!
 
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Some updated pictures for those that are interested. The faucet swings out and then tucks, back under the gunwhale, I use the hole for the upper pole holder to mount, and also (not pictured but will ipload) used bottom pole hole for a washdown connection. Pump is low volume but perfect for washing hands at faucet, washdown woth a fore hose nose Gives just enough to rinse the deck.
Main reason for this install is I am a short guy, leaning over the gunwhale to rinse hands had proved potetentially dangerous (a bucket would work too).
If anyone has any questions or needs help with similar project let me know.
Main issue I encountered was limited space to get pipes into the bilge area (see pictires) but was no other way to route them.
 

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Good looking install. Adapt and conquer. I use my fresh water to rinse reels off and people off after swimming in saltwater.

Have also considered putting 5 gallons or so of premixed Margaritas along with a top shot gallon of Tequila and use it as a hidden Margarita dispenser for sandbar hopping. Just add ice for Margaritas on the rocks!!!
 
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Good looking install. Adapt and conquer. I use my fresh water to rinse reels off and people off after swimming in saltwater.

Have also considered putting 5 gallons or so of premixed Margaritas along with a top shot gallon of Tequila and use it as a hidden Margarita dispenser for sandbar hopping. Just add ice for Margaritas on the rocks!!!
Thanks! You couldnt have suggested that a month ago? lmao