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by DickTuschick
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Solar question Sage advise needed
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Solar question Sage advise needed

Good morning, I concur with all Duetto has mentioned....except the life of the batteries....If we are lucky we get 4 years out of the house bank and only three years out of the eng. start batteries. Last year we tried a different brand for the house (interstate) and they lasted 2 years...never again...
by DickTuschick
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel transfer pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Fuel transfer pump

The pick up tubes in the forward tank were cut at a depth to prevent more than about 50 of the 70 gal to be transferred aft. The practicality of the information however is questionable as we all know our fuel gages are not very accurate. My rule of thumb is that I never take the forward tank down to...
by DickTuschick
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: High Water Bilge Alarm
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: High Water Bilge Alarm

A comment to owners….high water bilge alarms are easy to install, not expensive and a very practical insurance to avoid a major problem. I know of several real experiences where a high water alarm could have saved the owner thousands…not to mention the headaches.
by DickTuschick
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool Refrigerator
Replies: 41
Views: 19097

Re: Nova Kool Refrigerator

This is an important and troublesome issue on our boats as they grow older and I thought it might be helpful to summarize all the lessons learned with the Nova Kool units. First and foremost they are good and reliable units but there have been many issues, most related to installation. Many hulls ha...
by DickTuschick
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: BougeRV Portable Freezer
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: BougeRV Portable Freezer

We were one of the first PDQ’s to get the Bourgerv and have used it extensively over the last year. Our first unit stoped working after about 5 hours and upon notifying the company we had a new unit in hand three days later….outstanding service. Since then the unit has been absolutely 100%. Low amp ...
by DickTuschick
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar starter relay
Replies: 17
Views: 2455

Yanmar starter relay

As our engines grow older the starter relay is failing on many engines. It is a simple and not very expensive ($179 to $350 depending on where you shop) part that you should have on board as a spare. Replacing it is not easy due to its difficult to access location just under the starter motor. Many ...
by DickTuschick
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2022 PDQ MV34 Flotilla - "Flock to the Block"
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: 2022 PDQ MV34 Flotilla - "Flock to the Block"

Happy to report that the flotilla made it to Block Island safe and sound with no problems other than weather delays. Taryn Away, Easy Riders, Clementine and Heron celebrated the arrival with a great dinner at Deadeye Dick’s overlooking our boats in the harbor.
by DickTuschick
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bomar hatch gaskets
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: Bomar hatch gaskets

Bowmar parts are now available from Pompanette in NH tel: 603-826-5791
by DickTuschick
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: St Croix little crane available
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: St Croix little crane available

Hi Folks,
As of today, 12/8/21 our little crane has found a new home !!
Thank you for your interest😁
by DickTuschick
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: St Croix little crane available
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

St Croix little crane available

Hi Folks,
We non longer need the OB lifting crane as pictured. Cost new is $506 and we will sell for $300.
Easy to mount on any 2006 or 2007 aft bench.
Call ne if you can use it 772-486-2250.
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by DickTuschick
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PDQ logo decal
Replies: 1
Views: 2217

PDQ logo decal

Hi Folks,
If anyone is interested, The replacement decal for the side of the FB is available from:
Jenifer Burdick Route 3D signs Tel: 772 215-7269.
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by DickTuschick
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment
Replies: 1
Views: 2848

Re: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment

Rudder alignment frequency is a function of two things..1. How much the rams are leaking and 2. How often you turn the rudders. As a result, no two boats are identical in their need to align the rudders and even on the same boat the frequency can vary based on sea conditions where lots of rudder act...
by DickTuschick
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sticky white vinyl ceilings
Replies: 4
Views: 4093

Sticky white vinyl ceilings

Well...the solution has been found...we all suffer from ceiling vinyl that gets sticky and dirty over the years. We, like most owners have tried to find a cleaning product that would works....and we finally did...ALCOHOL.... just that simple. I had an old towel that I cut up into 4x8 inch pads and u...
by DickTuschick
Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Black rubber window gasket material
Replies: 1
Views: 3058

Black rubber window gasket material

Hello to all, All of our boats have Bomar windows that use a unique black rubber gasket material on the outside. Like all rubber material exposed to the weather it does deteriorate over time unless very well maintained. Any good protectant material like 303 protectant or inflatable boat protectant w...
by DickTuschick
Wed May 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2006/2007 SS Ports
Replies: 1
Views: 2985

2006/2007 SS Ports

Hi Folks, For those of us with 2006 and 2007 model year boats we have SS ports offered by Bowmar. They are excellent ports but as they age some may encounter leaking problems that can lead to a more significant failure of the port. Bear with me as this is a long story..... The way the ports are manu...