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Storing Scuba Tanks

I have an ericson 25 + and like to dive a little, so want to carry a tank or two on board. Am trying to figure out good semi-permanent place to store tanks while sailing. I think my bilge is too shallow to lay them down there, but that would be great for the weight. Any tried and true ideas? Size is standard 80s alum.
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My boat has 2 blocks of wood bonded to the front of a cockpit locker. There are plastic clamps mounted to these to mount 2 dive tanks. The clamps hinge down to get them out of the way when not wanted. The tanks sit vertically against the front of the locker.

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I think I can visualize it. How did you bond blocks to locker?
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Sorry Greg, I neglected to say the PO did this. I haven't looked at how it's bonded yet, but I removed another block mounted just above it and it was glued on with silicon. Probably a good choice, 5200 would hold it more securly but it would make it impossible to remove. The larger the board the better silicon would work.

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