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by AMCarter3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Effective Fuel

Rafe, did you really mean to say 94 gallons (out of the 115 gals) remained in your main tank when your port engine quit? 94 equals almost 82% of the fuel was still in your tank. I don't get. Nothing like that happens in our boat.
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dipstick Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Dipstick Marks

I too have high side and low side... and do 3 dips each time. The challenge with using the high side is that it looks more like ling "legs" on the sides of the stick, like a glass of wine with empty space in the middle. That seems impossible to read to me, whereas the low side is a distinct line acr...
by AMCarter3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dipstick Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Dipstick Marks

NIck, interesting question. I don't know what the total amount between the two marks, but I do know our Yanmar dealer recommends keeping the oil level between the half way to FULL mark. I do that and find that it takes roughly about 1.5 to 1.75 quarts from the half way to FULL mark. Hope that helps.
by AMCarter3
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in Fuel Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Water in Fuel Sensor

Nick, where is that sensor located? I wasn't aware of it.
by AMCarter3
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Saltwater Washdown pump filter
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Saltwater Washdown pump filter

I have a problem with my washdown hose pump. When the breaker is ON, the washdown pump works fine -- salt water comes shooting out the hose at a normal pressure. However, when I turn the hose nozzle OFF, the pump continues to turn on/off/on/off in a clicking manner... like it is trying to suck water...
by AMCarter3
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 12
Views: 4790

Re: iPad navigation program

I think this is a "What you see is what you get". A single annual subscription does not provide different features... however it does allow Navionics to work on both your iPad and iPhone. And, as I'm learning now after our upgrad to Garmin electronics, routes created offline on an iPad, for example,...
by AMCarter3
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dining table conversion to bed
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Dining table conversion to bed

Our boat did not come with short legs, just two semi-custom cushions. They did not fit together to fill the space on the table top without any gaps. We had them modified and re-covered. They fit perfectly now. A charter guest actually broke our table about a year ago while sleeping on it (maybe he h...
by AMCarter3
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dining table conversion to bed
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Dining table conversion to bed

So, we have the horseshoe shaped dinette. We have custom cushions that fit the space on the table top perfectly and provide a really decent bed.
by AMCarter3
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 5931

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

Bill, To add to Dick's comments... I replaced our original water filter with a "Yacht-Mate Clear Sump" unit 2 years ago because the bypass valve on the orginal unit leaked. I've been using a standard 10.5” 5-Micron pleated carbon water filter cartridge. We do not have any water pressure issues as lo...
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge enclosure
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: Flybridge enclosure

When we replaced our flybridge bimini 2 years ago (it's taller & longer with more "crown"), our canvas guy totally replaced the original (somewhat wobbly) SS structural with a similar but stronger design. It was strengthened by placing the vertical struts in different locations at better angles. It ...
by AMCarter3
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Deck Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Deck Storage

Nick, We carry two 16' sea kayaks on our 2006 PDQ using Magma "Removable Rail Mounted Kayak/Sup Racks". They are well designed with high quality with a very secure SS vertical railing post mount. Because they can be easily rotated on the vertical rail post, they easily snug up to whatever is being h...
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 5931

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

It's been a long time since we changed the pump. What I can say is we are completely satisfied with the water pressure and the faucets and shower. No issues at all. Also note that we have a Jabsco Accumnulator tank (Model 30573-0000) also mounted in the same galley bilge to help maintain constant pr...
by AMCarter3
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 5931

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

I replaced our Jabsco water pump about 2 years ago with a Whale pump (model UF1215). It's working fine.
by AMCarter3
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Boat Yoga
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Boat Yoga

Add to the list "changing impellers". Like inspecting the rudder posts, I am simply NOT able to contort my body and arms to do this annual task. As a charter boat , we are required to do a LOT of regular and out-of-season maintenance than normal boaters. I can do a lot of it, but... so, I simply hir...
by AMCarter3
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge enclosure
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: Flybridge enclosure

Thanks!