So I had a great river trip to Fishers until our run up to piccacho, and I noticed my carpet was wet. Turned out to be fuel leaking from my bow tank. Its a 73 tahiti, and it has the original gas tank up there. I dont want to cut more holes in the boat for side mounted tanks nor deal with more plumping and levers and all that. I just want to replace the tank and get back on the water. Any suggestions? Can I just buy a similar dimensioned plastic tank, glass in some 2x2s for a strap or 2 and call it good? It seems simple, but I feel like im missing something. Also, can someone tell me why side tanks are better? Im not racing, just cruising...the boat has a 455 olds, and maybe does 50. Thanks again for the help. Also, has anyone put in side tanks, but retained the filler cap on the bow?