I had several ideas for this, but I came up with an undesirable side effect for all of them. I wanted to run one of them by the wise ones on here....
I'm trying to mount saddle tanks, but becuase of the sponson profile and space constraints, using conventional brackets is not gonna work.
This is a relatively light sort of tunnel hull....see my "project" post for pictures.
I was thinking of making some braces between the inboard edge of the gunwale and the floor, then clamping the tank to those. I figure one forward and one aft brace on each side...probably out of a piece of aluminum angle, with one leg of the angle contoured to fit nicely agaist the tank, then clamp the tank each brace with bigass 10" hose clamp. I was going to glass in a piece of plywood with 2 T-nuts in it to mount the angle to floor, or I suppose I could go through the bottom of the boat...but I'd rather not.
The only problem I see with this is that it will transfer any floor flex to the gunwale, but on the other hand it would stiffen up the gunwale.
should I do it or not? this is certainly the easiest solution.