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by David West
Tue May 08, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Scupper inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 3286

Scupper inserts

Today the insert in one of the two scupper holes in the well just outside the sliding door of my PDQ 36 shattered. I need to replace them both. The insert is 3 1/2" OD , plastic and is simply seated in the opening. Does anyone know where I can get replacements? There must be other aging boat that ha...
by David West
Mon May 09, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Plexiglass fracturing
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: Plexiglass fracturing

I've got a leak on my port side windows. Looks like I'll be using the Sikaflex 295UV with all the pretreatments. At $20.00 bucks a tube, how many tubes do I need to remove and re-bed the window? Tom Tom, having finished replacing my port front window I have confidence that I can do it again if nece...
by David West
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Plexiglass fracturing
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Plexiglass fracturing

A year ago my fixed window extending laterally from close to the mast base on my PDQ36 sprung a leak. I had a local yard remove and rebed the plexiglass. This year the plexiglass split vertically and the two pieces left a sixteeth of an inch space between them. This made me think that the cause had ...
by David West
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Outboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

PDQ 36 Outboard

My PDQ 36 when loaded for cruising and going at a fair speed through chop, accumulates a fair volume of water in the well just in front of the outboard seating. Whether this is harmful or not, it aggravates me. The trapped water increases weight and the outboard seems to get a fair amount of splashi...
by David West
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Water Heater
Replies: 0
Views: 1928

Water Heater

Has anyone installed a "Showermate Marine Water Heater"? If so does it have any problems that you might advise me of?
by David West
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Masthead anchor light.
Replies: 6
Views: 4613

Masthead anchor light.

For the past few years my masthead anchor light has not worked but I have been content to use a plug-in light hoisted about ten feet above the Bimini top. This now does not satisfy the US Coast Guard regulations, despite being more suitable for the tight nooks that I usually anchor in. I now need to...
by David West
Mon May 25, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Leaking seals.
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Leaking seals.

I have been lucky with my PDQ 36 being watertight for the last twelve years, but last year I had some trouble with water getting in beneath the lateral end of the foreward window of the main cabin. The problem partly results from a small pool of water forming between the cabin roof and the edge of t...
by David West
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Lowering the mast
Replies: 3
Views: 2338

Lowering the mast

A friend of mine is trying to persuade me to spend part next the winter along with their power boat on the St. John's River, up stream from Jacksonville. One problem is a bridge of 45' clearance that is too low for my 47' mast height on my PDQ 36. He suggested that I might be able to detach the fore...
by David West
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PDQ work tour 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6773

Re: PDQ work tour 2009

James, Perhaps I am a little late in replying but I certainly would value your opinion on a few problems, not least the two I have posted today. I live and keep my 1997 PDQ 36 outboard in Norfolk and would appreciate it if you would contact me. Phone 757-489-2879. We would be very happy to offer you...
by David West
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Bent control cables
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Bent control cables

Last year I bought two new Yamaha outboard motors. Yamaha has changed the configuration of the controls. Generally this does not present a problem but the cockpit throttle and gear leaver box has to be reconfigured for a push mode to the engine, rather than the draw mode to which it was previously c...
by David West
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Refinishing Flooring
Replies: 6
Views: 4627

Refinishing Flooring

Well, my flooring is begining to look pretty ratty after eleven years. I have previously light sanded and revarnished it with fairly good results. Now I need to do something about the passage flooring between the two hulls which has suffered some discoloration due to water spillage from my water tan...
by David West
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Attaching a lifting tackle to Yamaha outboards
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Attaching a lifting tackle to Yamaha outboards

I have just got new Yamahas for my boat. Hitherto I has lowered the old engines from an screweye attached to the cylinder block where the flywheel cowling was attached. This makes lowering the motor into the tight space much easier than using a rope/strap sling. The design of these new motors is dif...
by David West
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Trampoline wear and tear
Replies: 3
Views: 2417

Trampoline wear and tear

My PDQ 36 ten years old now. About five years ago I had the stitching on the trampoline renewed. Now the canvas strip and taping around the grommets is looking a bit ratty though the mesh forming the main substance of the trampoline appears fairly good. Can anyone tell me if it is reasonable to just...