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by John&Ria
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop pitch for 110hp engines
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Prop pitch for 110hp engines

Larry,

We have the 110 hp Yanmar diesels (4JH4-HTE) on His Idea. Our props - on the boat since new in 2007 - are 17 x 17 4-bladed 'Hi-Torq'.

Cheers,

John
by John&Ria
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Mac, I'm definitely no expert, however research and reading I've done over the years suggests that catamarans are designed for lighter weight and perform better when not loaded down with too much stuff (my experience has also been different than yours - I find that His Idea rides and performs better...
by John&Ria
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Most marine outlets in Vancouver have them available as singles. I bought a couple so I would have a spare just in case.
by John&Ria
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Yes, we use the same windlass you do Mac, and the split link has worked just fine - never a problem running through the gypsy.

John
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Mac, I went with the Crosby G335 (http://www.thecrosbygroup.com/products/rigging-components/links/crosby-335-galvanized-missing-link-replacement-links/). Although a split link will not be as strong as a complete forged link (this is the focus of most of the 'con' opinions out there), what convinced ...
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, Good to hear the pictures were of help. Yes, the last three show the front and back of the fitting, which is identical to what you have for the transom shower head. As an aside, I have fashioned additional 'rings' out of starboard to cover the front of the fittings here and on the transom. I di...
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Mac, Last year I spliced in 100' of additional 5/16" chain to provide us the capacity to handle the deeper anchorages and bigger tides we expected on our trip to SE Alaska. This gave me 150' of chain and about 125' of 5/8" rode. This was a compromise between not adding too much weight whil...
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, I was on my way to the boat today and took the following pictures. The first two pictures show the hose going through the aft bulkhead of the tank storage area and routed to the adjacent storage compartment at the rear, however I'm sure you could go from a hookup at the left tank directly throu...
by John&Ria
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, Our BBQ set up is configured very similar to the way you envision (the hose connection at the tank shares the main regulator and solenoid, but this is not an issue for you). I believe this was done at the factory for the original owner. I can take pictures of how the hose is routed, etc. the ne...
by John&Ria
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Irma
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Irma

Best wishes from another member of the west coast PDQ group. We hope everyone in the storm's path can ride it out with as little damage and disruption as possible.
by John&Ria
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 6492

Re: Engine overheating

Richard, Sorry for the delay in responding. We've just returned from an extended cruise (Alaska) and haven't been on the Forum for a couple of months. It seems you had the same issue we did, and the information you received from Yanmar appears consistent with the HE reinstallation we made. Since thi...
by John&Ria
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 6492

Re: Engine overheating

At long last a solution to our overheating issue. While removing the end caps to replace the gaskets and o-rings of the heat exchanger - as suggested on the Forum - we decided to pull the core. Much to my mechanic's amazement he discovered that the core was installed upside down and backward, restri...
by John&Ria
Wed May 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 6492

Re: Engine overheating

Thanks too duetto for your latest post. I plan to share all of this with our mechanic.
by John&Ria
Wed May 10, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 6492

Re: Engine overheating

Thanks again sailkane, I appreciate the assistance.

John
by John&Ria
Wed May 10, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 6492

Re: Engine overheating

Thanks for the additional information. It definitely sounds like it's worth a look. I'm not sure if it will make any difference, but for the record what model of Yanmar do you have?

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