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by duetto
Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New MV 34 owners
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: New MV 34 owners

heh welby, welcome aboard! first, we too have 3 blade 75's and like you when we got our boat it was way over-propped. i dug thru my records and they are now 16x14. we've had them like that for 18 years (4000 hrs). we run at 3350 rpms and that gives us 13.5 knots. as far as 4 blades vs 3. if you sear...
by duetto
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas Tel Cell Phone Service
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Bahamas Tel Cell Phone Service

we used mrsimcard years ago. the advantage you get from him is that your phone is working the minute you get near a tower without going in to get a simcard. we are out of date on the current cellphone market.
by duetto
Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bowmar hatch gasket?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Bowmar hatch gasket?

thanks alan.

i assume you put the joint between the ends on the bottom. also, did you glue the ends together?
by duetto
Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bowmar hatch gasket?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Bowmar hatch gasket?

hi all,

we've developed a leak on one of our rear vertical hatches. as best i can tell the water is running down the vertical hull, over the hatch flange and then i believe getting between the gasket and the glass.

does anyone know what secures the rubber gasket to the glass?

tia
by duetto
Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: splash guards and vinyl padding protector on outside stairwells
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: splash guards and vinyl padding protector on outside stairwells

not sure it's definitive answer, but if you search the forum, i've seen a couple of threads on it(splash guards).
by duetto
Wed Dec 27, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop Zinc Wear
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Prop Zinc Wear

a suggestion. if you search this site you'll see a modification to the nut which significantly cuts down on the loosening problem. basically, install a screw from the inside of the nut and then use a nyloc nut to secure the zinc. otoh, if you don't have line cutters, you may want to consider switchi...
by duetto
Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacement Princess Stovetop
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Replacement Princess Stovetop

hi mac,

did all gas and electrical connection hookup w/o change? did you have to make the cut out bigger?
by duetto
Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Queen mattress
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Re: Queen mattress

hi dick,

hello to you and carol. question on the millard. was it an exact fit? any problem with the little slope on the stern side?
by duetto
Fri Nov 24, 2023 9:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Xantrex Pathmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Xantrex Pathmaker

actually thinking about it, i'm wrong on one point. the power source sense wire is a separate wire and does not connect to one of the studs. other than that what i said above will work.
by duetto
Fri Nov 24, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Xantrex Pathmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Xantrex Pathmaker

couple of things 1) i'm not a great designer and i'm sure there are more elegant designs than what follows and 2) the goal is to connect all batteries into one bank when a charge source is present AND more importantly to isolate all batteries if no charge source is present. unless blue seas has chan...
by duetto
Fri Nov 24, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Xantrex Pathmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Xantrex Pathmaker

hi, i don't have experience with this on our pdq but i did redesign the battery/charging layout on or mainship. at the time, 10 years ago, the biggest obstacle was that blue seas didn't offer a 3-bank combiner which i didn't need on the mainship. you could achieve that by "daisy chaining" ...
by duetto
Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Northern Lights Genset - Losing Coolant
Replies: 2
Views: 2599

Re: Northern Lights Genset - Losing Coolant

probably want to do a pressure test on your coolant/"radiator" cap. if you're losing pressure then next i'd isolate the heat exchanger and pressure test it. i don't have a northern lights so i don't know physically how to do it. if the he is ok, then i'd do a cylinder compression test. you...
by duetto
Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Refrigerator Temp High
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

Re: Refrigerator Temp High

glad things worked out. also thanks for letting us all know what it was. that's critical to making this forum work.
by duetto
Wed Nov 15, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Refrigerator Temp High
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

Re: Refrigerator Temp High

hi, we have a novacool side by side. you said you turned it down to 3, on ours colder = higher number. do you know how old the fridge is? has the outside temp gotten warmer? do you have the same food volume? i would watch and see if it stabilizes at 40 or gets worse. if it stabilizes but won't respo...