I just got a new motor that will use a laydown pipe instead of the b-pipe, so I'm fitting everything in my hull and trying to figure out where to place the mounts for the straps for the fuel tank, pipe, etc. I started thinking, since I made an aluminum fuel tank, what's wrong with welding some tabs and bolting it directly to the hull instead of using rubber straps? Has anyone tried this or have a reason that it shouldn't be done? I'll be attaching the mounts with epoxy and carbon fiber and it would be easy to just bolt the tank right to them. It would totally prevent any movement.