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by deising
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

Yes, cleaning out the tank sediment (from whatever sources) is something we should do periodically. It was interesting that I did this in Feb of 2015, but wound up removing the filter because the housing inlet was clogged with gravel/flakes within about 18 months. Of course, we were cruising extensi...
by deising
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

Thanks. It is great for all concerned when the results are posted here. Glad it worked out for you, and now you are intimately familiar with that portion of your boat's systems.

Cheers,
Duane
by deising
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

Well, in order to pump (transfer) that much fuel into the aft tank, you would eliminate much of the partial vacuum in that tank. Plus, if the vent was allowing air in only very slowly, maybe that bit of time lapse allowed the pressure to come back close to atmospheric. The reason, to me, that the ve...
by deising
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

James would know more than I would, but if the check valve is stuck closed, that would seem to be a good reason for the problem you had.
by deising
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New owner in Jacksonville need help
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New owner in Jacksonville need help

I mean this not to be offensive, but new-owner Bill posted his pleas for help almost two weeks ago and has received a lot of replies. I reached out to him with an email through this forum with no reply, either. Hope he responds here soon...
by deising
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New owner in Jacksonville need help
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New owner in Jacksonville need help

Our boat has a 10 inch cartridge filter housing located under the refrigerator. The water tubing used to lead directly from the tank to the filter, from there to a shutoff valve under the floorboard in the galley, and then to the pump. I found that a slowing of water flow meant the filter was clogge...
by deising
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

I was trying to figure out what could affect both engine fuel lines at the same time and the vent is definitely all I could come up with. Thanks, James, for being there for us. Good luck, Kent.
by deising
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Heating Fresh Water

So, Mac, what was the final conclusion? I just re-read these posts and saw that your maintenance guy was not able to find a heat exchanger. The rectangular object next to the valve cover on the side of the exhaust is the engine's heat exchanger, but all that matters to get hot fresh water from the e...
by deising
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New owner in Jacksonville need help
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New owner in Jacksonville need help

Bill, welcome to the PDQ family. I will describe the fuel transfer on our boat. Dick Tuschick from Rhumbline Yacht Sales recommends this method and I agree. At the forward tank, identify the two valves for transferring fuel and open them (and leave them that way 100% of the time). Set the switch on ...
by deising
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fore / Aft Boat Balance
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Fore / Aft Boat Balance

A few thoughts, Mac; not sure they'll help any. Our 2006 trims bow heavy by at least 3 inches with full water and fuel, but without the 250 lb dinghy/engine on the davits. When I hoist the dink, it is still slightly bow heavy, but only an inch or so. Dick Tuschick has said that since the stern squat...
by deising
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Surveyor
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Surveyor

When we purchased in Stuart, Ed Rowe came down from Vero Beach. That is about 110 miles from Ft. Lauderdale. I think he is pretty familiar with PDQs, He won't survey unless the buyer is by his side to see and discuss what he finds. Make sure you check the condition of the two A/C units. The original...
by deising
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Two quick comments, Mac; 1. You don't really mean that you have 5/8 chain, do you? That is almost 4 lbs per foot and way oversize for our boats, IMHO. 2. If I understood one of your options was to add a length of chain to existing chain, I think many consider "splicing" chain together with...
by deising
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 30A shore power receptacles on boat
Replies: 1
Views: 196

30A shore power receptacles on boat

I did a search on 'receptacles' and found nothing relevant, so... I recently had a malfunction of one of the legs on the shore power connection and it damaged both the boat receptacle and the cord. Thankfully, no fire, but I will need to replace both ASAP. It was my fallback position that since we r...
by deising
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: BOTTOM PAINT
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: BOTTOM PAINT

It usually varies with your environment. Our boat has used Pettit Ultima SR 60 for at least 6 years and we have liked it. We are docked in brackish water but get pure salt water for months at a time when we cruise.
by deising
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Forum Rank
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Forum Rank

Enough with yer questions, Kent. Get back to swabbing the decks you lowly cur! :lol:

So glad you are all safe.

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