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by thinwater
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Got a CPAP Aboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Got a CPAP Aboard?

Rather than struggle with locating a shelf near the head of the bed, we strung extra hoses together to make a longer hose, which we then looped along the edge of the ceiling. Worked very well. This allowed us to leave the CPAP safely back on the night stand. I recall the hose was 3x4'=12'. It did no...
by thinwater
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Genoa and Assymetrical only speeds and handling
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Genoa and Assymetrical only speeds and handling

I suppose I've always been something of a sail trim maven. I like to to feel the boat move to perfection. I suppose that is why I tweaked the sail plan and underbody. Unless you are trying to sail with the AW aft of 120 degrees, the main should actually help the chute fill, by keeping the flow attac...
by thinwater
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Genoa and Assymetrical only speeds and handling
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Genoa and Assymetrical only speeds and handling

There is quite a bit of PDQ 32 trim stuff on my blog. Genoa Upwind.You are not going to be able to point to windward with more than ~ 120% genoa. This is because you need to sheet up against the hard top, which means rolling up some genoa. With a 180, the sail shape with probably be horrible after r...
by thinwater
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Corroded holding tank access plate
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Corroded holding tank access plate

I'm glad the Re-Move worked out. I enjoy testing things so that we can all benefit. Many products say they will remove polyurethane cauk=lk, but only Re-Move really does.
by thinwater
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: original construction materials
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: original construction materials

My boat had both balsa and foam core. One transom was balsa, the other foam. Decks foam, bulkheads a mix of foam and balsa. All of it was very solid, though, with no bad spots.
by thinwater
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New Owner - Bulb Part #'s
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: New Owner - Bulb Part #'s

Just a few thoughts. * 15 hp. No you will not get more power and you will get less in reverse. The Yamaha 9.9 really is the right motor. I've used other motors and they just aren't as good. * Solar is much more effective than engine charging when you have a big hardtop. You don't run enough engine h...
by thinwater
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Deck Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Deck Storage

Modify a bike rack. You can also buy them for rails. http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-carry-bicycles-without-origami.html http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fDLXryKUnCE/TEIPBLsqXaI/AAAAAAAAAkw/phGSaOUVyCQ/s1600/Bike+Rack.jpg Kayaks can go on top of the davits (they were low on my PDQ 32). Oth...
by thinwater
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 28
Views: 7149

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

Was it a genuine Parker/Raycor element? They should NEVER distort under vacuum, and I have changed many hundreds in industry, many of which were tragically dirty and high vacuum. If it deformed, dirt got past it. If the injector pump is bad, that may be the reason. There should be a filter on the en...
by thinwater
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Boat Yoga
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Boat Yoga

I always found that padding all of the hard spots with multiple towels made boat yoga go a lot better. You think "it will just be a moment," and then some bulkhead or bump tries to cut you in half. Take the extra time to plan.
by thinwater
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Winterizing Water System
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Winterizing Water System

Shop vac, or if your forearms are slim, you can bail it out with a cut-down soda bottle within 10 minutes. No, 1/2-inch won't matter. 2 inches, I'm not so sure, so I always emptied it. I always liked to give it a good slosh around, a light scrub, and then vac it dry. Leave the port open, it would dr...
by thinwater
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dingy motor hoist
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Dingy motor hoist

I've always been of the opinion that if I have to take the motor off, the motor is too big or the davits need improved. Not worth the trouble to take the motor off, no way. The boat works for me, not me for the boat. You might consider tricing the dinghy, with lines under it to help support the weig...
by thinwater
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Capsize
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: PDQ 36 Capsize

Take it easy. First, in my very next post I said that I did not have much PDQ 36 experience and that I accepted that he said about the PDQ 36 in its entirety. I did not question any statement he made. So that issue is done. I'm not looking for a fight. As for the PDQ 32, I sailed one for a long time...
by thinwater
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Capsize
Replies: 4
Views: 643

PDQ 36 Capsize

I'm assuming most of you saw this thread: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2980865#post2980865 It starts stupid, but post 50 gives good information. The take away is to drop all sail when you see black clouds. Trying to sail through squalls is just a fools game based on too many ...
by thinwater
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Corroded holding tank access plate
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Corroded holding tank access plate

They probably used 3M 5200 or a similar polyurethane. Try Re-Move / DSR5. Apply, slit along, the seam, recoat, and wait. I would try this before cutting. Uniseal ( https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=89951 is the one I am familiar with. But I would try Re-Move first. If you replace th...
by thinwater
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Need help with repair of water in keel of a 36
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Need help with repair of water in keel of a 36

No. By fairing I meant eliminating the blunt trailing edge, which really detracts from windward performance. (this article is about a PDQ 32) https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/37_67/features/Fairing-the-Keels_12039-1.html The PDQ keels have a very blunt rear edge (over 1 inch). This should be ...