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by Bargain Bill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Want to Buy PDQ 34
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: Want to Buy PDQ 34

My 2003 has many extras and is set up for live-aboard and long term cruising. It does not have the 100hp Yanmars, but in many ways this is an advantage since we rarely are able (or want to) cruise above 13kts. This saves fuel and strain on the engine. Bill Carlson 302-230-1537.
by Bargain Bill
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2003 PDQ MV34 for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1692

2003 PDQ MV34 for Sale

As the 2nd owner, we have cruised this 2003 boat from Maryland to the Bahamas for 10 years 3-4 months/year and then stored on the hard. Well equipped for extended cruising with water maker, solar panels, flybridge enclosure, forward and aft biminis, excellent dingy and twin 75 hp Yanmar engines with...
by Bargain Bill
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: PDQ Powercat MV/34 Year 2005-07
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: Looking to Buy PDQ MV/34 Year 2006-07

I have cruised my 2003 PDQ for the lst 10 years. I believe it to be superior in terms of layout when compared to later models. Priced about $50k less than later models now on sale and with way more features and enhancements including water maker, solar panels, cushions, enclosed flybridge, and many ...
by Bargain Bill
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: New PowerCat Owner & Forum Member
Replies: 3
Views: 5016

Re: New PowerCat Owner & Forum Member

As owners of a 2003 PDQ 34 we inquires long ago about chartering our boat. We were advised that because this was not built in the USA, it could not be chartered. Do you have different information?

Bill Carlson
Easy Riders MV34
by Bargain Bill
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: salon window screen removal
Replies: 3
Views: 2524

salon window screen removal

I need to replace the screen that covers the large sliding window on the salon port side. Do I have to take out all 20+ screws and remove the entire window assembly, or is there an easier way?
by Bargain Bill
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

A few days after posting our interest, we heard about Rhumb line's plan to take a flotilla to Cuba in 2017 - - count us in !!! I'd like to suggest that the organizers consider starting for Cuba in March or April on the north shore and cruising west. Our personal plan would be to depart Cuba after 1-...
by Bargain Bill
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Re: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Sam, I'll keep you posted as i get new info.
I first went to Punta Gorda to buy our PDQ in 2009.

Bill Carlson
by Bargain Bill
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Cruising to Cuba Nov 2016 - Feb 2017 - - Join us?

Travel by private boat to Cuba may soon be a reality, but it may take 6 months or more to get a temporary portage license from the US dept of commerce. Our very preliminary plans are to depart the FL Keys after the 2016 hurricane season and travel to Cuba, spending 1-2 months there and then (maybe) ...
by Bargain Bill
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge enclosure??
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Re: Flybridge enclosure??

Once you have a flybridge enclosure, you will never accept less. Our 2003 #29 had the flybridge enclosure when we bought it in 2006. We use it to block the wind and channel the wind which greatly improves comfort for all on the flybridge. Keeps you dry - - even in a driving rain. It also keeps the b...
by Bargain Bill
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: yanmar exhaust elbow
Replies: 10
Views: 10716

Re: yanmar exhaust elbow

We replaced a failed exhaust elbow on our 2003 Easy Riders MV 34 with 75hp Yanmars. Both were SS, but only the Starboard one failed. Decided to replace the port side too, even though there was no sign of imminent failure.
by Bargain Bill
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV34 to look at in Southern FL?
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Re: MV34 to look at in Southern FL?

We are in Islamorada with our PDQ 34 tied up in the back yard. Let us know your preferred dates/times to see the boat and we can work something out.

Bill & Fran Carlson
MV 34 Easy Riders
302-230-1537
by Bargain Bill
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 75 hp motor mounts?
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Re: 75 hp motor mounts?

Replacements had a lot more rubber. See you at ABR on 2/27.
by Bargain Bill
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 75 hp motor mounts?
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Re: 75 hp motor mounts?

I helped replace all 4 on the stbd engine about 3 years ago. My recollection is they were identical. They all had the heavy rubber bushings and they have held up well. Think I got them from Mack-Boring in NJ. I also think they were rather pricey - - about $600 for the set. Made a huge difference in ...
by Bargain Bill
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Documentation number placard
Replies: 8
Views: 5343

Re: Documentation number placard

Wrote ours in 3" high numbers using a black permanent marker in the forward port compartment. A Coast Guard inspection a few years ago didn't gig me for this.
by Bargain Bill
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Kayaks
Replies: 9
Views: 6636

Re: Kayaks

We use a double kayak (hard-shell, sit-in) on our PDQ 34, secured to the port rail amidship. At home we use sit-in singles, but carrying 2 on board is too much. The seats on the double adjust so it works fine with one aboard. Problem with a double sit-on (aka "sea-kayak") is that it doesn't work wel...