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by catalacmarc
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Stress cracks at window fames
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Stress cracks at window fames

Just replaced the cabin windows on my 1991 36. Looking at the frames I suspect it was the third or fourth set of windows, at least one if not two previous were screwed into the frame. The set I removed was held on by silicone but were almost the exact size of the opening. There are numerous gel coat...
by catalacmarc
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: window replacement question
Replies: 0
Views: 558

window replacement question

Have two windows on my 36 that are falling out and all need replacement due to clouding. But the two that are falling out are oversize with a bevel so the narrow side of the bevel fits in the frame. The two sit proud of the surface of the cabin considerable. They are 1/4" thick and put in with some ...
by catalacmarc
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Recognze this control cable?
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Recognze this control cable?

Anyone recognize this make of control cable, It is what's on my 36 and it's Yamahas. It appears to have a wire coil cover. One engine control are just a bit stiff. Having used Yamaha cables in the prior cat, it it gets more stiff, it would be signal to change it before it breaks. In this case, it mi...
by catalacmarc
Mon May 24, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Suggest a sail maker
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Suggest a sail maker

I am going to need new genoa for my 36, 1991. Any recommendations? I will talk to the local sailmakers here in Seattle as well. Thought there might be a competent maker with experince with the class.
by catalacmarc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom of keel photo and question
Replies: 7
Views: 4117

Re: Bottom of keel photo and question

While our buyers survey revealed blisters in the port keel, when we next hauled we had water in the port keel as well. The starboard keel was fine, no blisters, none in the hull. The keel was drained and these were dried and repaired. But somewhere along the line someone had faired the joint down th...
by catalacmarc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Can 2019/2020 manual tilt Yamaha 9.9s be used on a PDQ 36?
Replies: 2
Views: 2506

Can 2019/2020 manual tilt Yamaha 9.9s be used on a PDQ 36?

Friends, I have been considering repowering our 36, replacing the old Yamaha 9.9s with a pair of new manual tilt motors. A major motivation is that I am considering keeping the vessel in salt water rather than inside the locks in Seattle. The old 9.9s have trouble with salt accumulation. The distrib...
by catalacmarc
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Using 2019/20 manual tilt Yamaha 9.9s on a 36
Replies: 0
Views: 3584

Using 2019/20 manual tilt Yamaha 9.9s on a 36

I was considering re-powering my 36 with a pair of new manual tilt 9.9s until I talked with the local Yamaha distributor. He said the new manual tilt motors cannot use remote starting. It is difficult for me to believe that there is no hack around this. I have converted old style 9.9s from local to ...
by catalacmarc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: New Yanmar outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 7397

Re: New Yanmar outboard

Wouldn't do this to a PDQ but there was a catamaran in British Columbia with a big outboard on a turntable in the cockpit. High bridge deck clearance so he had to get custom shaft extensions made.
by catalacmarc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Corroded holding tank access plate
Replies: 6
Views: 5970

Re: Corroded holding tank access plate

This is an old topic but I never finished it. The Remove suggestion was miraculous. I used the locally available version to remove old excess caulking around the plate prior to trying to slice it it off the tank then neutralized it. Came back the next day and the whole old aluminum plate lifted off ...
by catalacmarc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: original construction materials
Replies: 3
Views: 5771

Re: original construction materials

N activity here in a while but I thought I would post a reply. My 36, 1991 Honu recently was hauled. The hulls and one keel were pristine, no blisters. One keel had a couple of major blisters and had filled with water. Got to wondering if that one keel was polyester resin and the remainder vinyl est...
by catalacmarc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Corroded holding tank access plate
Replies: 6
Views: 5970

Re: Corroded holding tank access plate

Thinwater, amen to that. The tank is glass with the aluminum plate bolted through. Somebody years ago had plumbed it with that bronze/brass elbow. I had hoped to be able to remove the plate but the bedding will not release nor soften with heat. Current plan is to sand around the plate, cut it out an...
by catalacmarc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Need help with repair of water in keel of a 36
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

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

The rudders on this boat appear to be foam cored. No water leaked out. I will see if it is still possible to fair the tails of the keel if tha is all that is needed. Have to check,
Thanks for the suggestions, Marc
by catalacmarc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Corroded holding tank access plate
Replies: 6
Views: 5970

Corroded holding tank access plate

The eight inch square aluminum plate through which the plumbing for the holding tank runs has a major problem. A brass or bronze elbow was installed for the inlet. I discovered yesterday, that around the yellow metal elbow, the aluminum plate has corroded right through. (see picture) I have made an ...
by catalacmarc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Need help with repair of water in keel of a 36
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

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

The alcohol idea is interesting. The effected keel, only one had the problem which seems to have stemmed from a few large blisters in the keel, is now dry enough to glass. The Starboard keel was uneffected and had no blisters. As for fairing the keels, do you mean the hull keel joint? It appears to ...
by catalacmarc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Anyone bolt their 9.9s to the motor mounts?
Replies: 3
Views: 4842

Re: Anyone bolt their 9.9s to the motor mounts?

Dan, here are a couple of photos. This is a 1991 PDQ 36, the inboard sides of the motor wells are removable, gives good access to remove the lag screws when I want to pull the motor. The mount has a quarter inch sheet of rubber glued on both sides as well over the top. What I did was to drill and se...