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by AlanH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Florida Storage

Nick, We live in Florida and when we are not on the boat we use a dehumidifier like John does when the boat is out of the water. I take it on and off the boat when we take trips so I did not want a house sized dehumidifier. I bought a small one that has worked perfect for a boat the size of ours. Th...
by AlanH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Water
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Effective Water

One reason the water tank gauge is inaccurate is the tank is built with one angled side. The tank does not have four vertical sides. The tank is much wider at the top than the bottom. The forward wall starts about 2.5 feet from the aft wall. At the bottom of the tank the forward and aft walls are on...
by AlanH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Effective Fuel

Nick, Perhaps James Power can add something to this conversation. We have not experienced the problems described, possibly because I have never let the fuel get below a 1/4 of a tank. I am thinking you may have one of a couple possible problems. Could be the sending unit, the gauge or the fuel picku...
by AlanH
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Effective Fuel

When it comes to fuel, I have found hen filling the tanks to the point where there is some back flow in the fill tubes, there is actually room for more fuel in the tanks. I have used a gas can to put about 8-9 more gallons total in the two tanks. A word of caution though, one time there was a tiny l...
by AlanH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dipstick Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Dipstick Marks

Duane,

Mine does the same thing and I wind up checking it about 3 times to get comfortable. I may try just using the high side if that has worked for you.

Alan
by AlanH
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in Fuel Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Water in Fuel Sensor

About 3 years ago we had a bad sensor on the bottom of the Yanmar filter mounted to the port engine. It would alarm intermittently, usually at cruise speed. There was no water in the racor and no water in the Yanmar filter. I replaced the sensor and that cured the problem.
by AlanH
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 3/4 Forespar thru hull valves
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: 3/4 Forespar thru hull valves

I called Forespar about my leaky valve addressed in my last post (not the same issue as Dick). Forespar was very helpful. One of my engine raw water through hull valves was leaking from the handle area when fully opened. Partially and fully shut it would stop. It is a 1" valve. They sent me five rep...
by AlanH
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

Re: Hello from new owner

Bob,

We have a 2006 that take 3.5 turns lock to lock. We do not find the steering difficult but then I have never driven on with the 5 turns lock to lock. Thanks for updating us.

Alan
by AlanH
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 3/4 Forespar thru hull valves
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: 3/4 Forespar thru hull valves

Dick,

Do you happen to know the part number for our engine raw water valves? One of mine dribbles if I open it completely so I am planning to rebuild it or replace if necessary.

Thanks,
Alan
by AlanH
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 75 HP SYNTHETIC OIL SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: 75 HP SYNTHETIC OIL SUGGESTIONS

I agree with Terry, as long as they are 100% synthetic, they are all good. I use Mobil 1 in the cars but I don't think they make a 15W-40 diesel oil. They make 5W-40 which will not hurt the engines. The 5 is just a 5 weight equivalent when started in a very cold environment. The main reason I don't ...
by AlanH
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Oil type for the 100 hp engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Oil type for the 100 hp engines

Regarding the dipstick level, I am no expert but here is what I have been told. When the engine runs it creates a little vacuum in the oil reservoir that pulls the oil out of the dipstick tube. When you remove the dipstick, or just pull it out an inch or so, it breaks the seal and allows the oil to ...
by AlanH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door Weather Strip?
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Sliding Door Weather Strip?

John, We are hull 81. I assume it is the same door as yours but I am not sure. We have not had the leak issue you are dealing with but I did replace the rollers on the bottom of the door. Pompanette Bomar made the door. I have attached the invoice with the phone number and maybe some less my persona...
by AlanH
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 5999

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

Nick, We have the 3.2 GPH whale pump and we find it provides plenty of water when working well. We have had some pump failure issues though that I now believe were related to mineral deposits from the water tank. You said you don't think there is a flow problem to the pump. If that is the case then ...
by AlanH
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Boat Yoga
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Boat Yoga

Nick, Although some would argue I should be, I haven't been doing any yoga and I do manage to get in most of the tight places on the boat. When it comes to the engine compartments, I always take the white engine cover off and the vertical engine room divider off at the rear of the engine. On the cha...
by AlanH
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New 2004 PDQ 34 MV Owners
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: New 2004 PDQ 34 MV Owners

BJ and Jinny,

Welcome to the group. We are on the other side of the state in Palm Coast. We plan to be at the PDQ meeting in January so we will have a chance to meet.

Alan