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by Tex Hill
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: House Bank Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 12395

Re: House Bank Batteries

Trojans T 105 ( Deep Cycle 6 volt lead acid ) lasted 8 + years and are available here for $123.00 each.
The West Marine equivalent also lasted 8 years, but cost much more.. So I stick with Trojans. Never had a bad one so far.
by Tex Hill
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Inverter/chargers
Replies: 1
Views: 2957

Inverter/chargers

What is the difference between the Xantrex Freedom 458 and the Xantrex Freedom SW2012 ?
I see the technical difference in the catalog, but will it connect to the electrical system of my old SW 2012 with out wire changes?
Will the 458 wire connections be the same as the older SW 2012?
by Tex Hill
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: FL PDQ Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 5871

Re: FL PDQ Owners

Matt Young, This is a little late, but we have a PDQ 36 LRC. We live in Pensacola, FL. We would be glad to show you our boat and talk PDQ's and cruising if you are ever in this area. We love our boat and usually make a 3 month or so trip to the Keys each year. Plan to go to the Bahama's this winter....
by Tex Hill
Sun May 16, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: POA Membership
Topic: Articles for 1st Quarter 2010 Newsletter
Replies: 14
Views: 9635

Re: Articles for 1st Quarter 2010 Newsletter

Eric, Just a note to encourage you. We have just now got back on the forum so don't have much to offer at this time. We are hauled out for a bottom job and hull paint. Plans to do local sailing during hurricane season and Bahamas this winter, maybe up to your area next year. It has been 20 years sin...
by Tex Hill
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Baby stay tearing loose
Replies: 19
Views: 9304

Chain plate for baby stay (inner stay)

Ed and Linda, Thanks for the reply. I imagine you are probably right, but I hope not. lol As soon as I have recovered from my surgery enough to crawl around on my stomach I will peel away more fabric and see. Our boat had major repairs, by PDQ, to one hull that appears to have included the berth are...
by Tex Hill
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: A/C thru-hull
Replies: 7
Views: 3117

I guess every PDQ is different. Our A/C is mounted under the stbd settee on the bridge deck. The intake is in the bilge just forward of the bulkead to the forward stbd cabin. The condensate drain is "T'd" into the exhaust line which exits thru the inside of the stbd hull up high near the curve of th...
by Tex Hill
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Baby stay tearing loose
Replies: 19
Views: 9304

I thought I had psoted this before, but I don't see it. The bulkhead bewteen the two forward berths that the baby stay chain plate bolts to appears to be fiber glass covered with a thin plywood vaneer ,some foam and carpet on our boat. I see others have said it was plywood. Comments? We have had a l...
by Tex Hill
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: anchoring
Replies: 8
Views: 4229

The advice to check your windlass is right. The gypsy usually works with only one size of chain. In my case it is 5/16 BBB. I have been using 100 ft of chain and 200 ft of 9/16 rode with a bridle and a devils claw. I am increasing my chain to 200' so that I can anchor on all chain since my gyspy wor...
by Tex Hill
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Piling spacing recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

I use a middle piling. During a hurrican/storm the middle piling kept the boat off the dock
by Tex Hill
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: extra mooring cleats aft
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

West Marine carries a cleat that can be bolted to the toe rail. I use one mid ship for spring lines.
by Tex Hill
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: 36 LRC diesel leak mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 5597

Chicagocat fuel leak

Brendan,
Where was your fuel leak? I have a similar problem now. My leak "seems " to be from the high pressure line fitting out of the injector pump. Kind of hard to tell untill I can spend some time watching.

Thanks, Tex
S/V Footloose
by Tex Hill
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Inner stay leaks at chain plate
Replies: 2
Views: 4171

Inner stay leaks at chain plate

HAS ANYONE HAD A PROBLEM WITH A LEAK AT THE INNER STAY CHAIN PLATE? :?: :(