Trailcraft kill tank

 Hi , wondering if anyone has put a kill tank in a Trailcraft. I have a 2006 5.7m Sportscab and wanting to get rid of having an esky on the deck. Not sure where fuel tank is and if putting a kill tank will cause issues. 
any info or ideas welcomed. cheers


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Would have thought you'd have

Sat, 2020-11-21 08:40

Would have thought you'd have a kill tank already- pretty sure it was a standard feature on all the larger trailcrafts? So fuel tank is usually inline with the filler hose heading back. There would be enough room. 

If you do have to put one in get it fibreglassed otherwise the un-insulated ones are pretty useless for keeping ice.

alternatively just get a mad fish, chiller kill bag which you can keep in the front of the boat 

send me a PM and I can send you some pics 

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 PM sent mate

Sat, 2020-11-21 10:23

 PM sent mate

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 Hey mate, did some research

Sat, 2020-11-21 19:17

 Hey mate, did some research on the kill bags and measured up the front and reckon in fact that it maybe a quick way out. Those bags seem to be able to hold water so good for the crays as well. Cheers

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Kill Tank

Sat, 2020-11-21 09:16

 I Have the same boat and had a tank installed last year

The fuel tank is towards the back, if you pull up the carpet you will see a inspection plate rivited to the floor the tank is under that

My tank is installed just behind the seats, its not a cheap install best part of 2k as you need to maintain the sealed deck, but the extra deck space is great



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 Hi Brian, are you able to

Sat, 2020-11-21 14:37

 Hi Brian, are you able to send through a few pics of the tank you had installed. Did you get it insulated ?

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Thanks Brian, just replied

Sat, 2020-11-21 10:27

Thanks Brian, just replied but not sure where it went. 2k is.  heaper than changing boats so I'll go that way. Anything you would change about the tank you put in, bigger or smaller ?  

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 Reggieboy,A kill tank is

Sat, 2020-11-21 11:05


A kill tank is just that, somewhere to bleed out your catch.

You still need to cool and store your catch, either a fishbox  or Madfish bag.

If you are going to keep fish in a kill tank all day, then as mentioned above, it will need to be insulated to keep your fish cool in ice.

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 Thanks. Will need to find

Sat, 2020-11-21 12:03

 Thanks. Will need to find someone who does this and work out something that will suit. On one hand I'm after something that I can fill with water for crayfish when diving, on the other I want something that can keep ice slurry for fishing as well. Trying to get more room on deck but look after cat h. 

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 Insulating is a must. I got

Sat, 2020-11-21 18:31

 Insulating is a must. I got one in my boat and 2 bags of ice lasts the whole day. I went 1 step further and had a stainless insert made to fit so I could just pull it out with fish still in it and it makes it a lot easier to clean , better than getting down on the knees and scrubbing it out 


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 Yep I thought the same with

Sat, 2020-11-21 19:19

 Yep I thought the same with a pullout system. I might use a mad fish bag while I look at longer term more permanent ideas in the boat. At least with the bags I can give myself some more room straight away while I decide on what to do in floor. Cheers