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by Ed Ellis
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Re: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit

Hi Eric,

Now that you’ve had the Eva installed fo awhile, what’s your assessment on how well it’s holding up? Corners and edges staying glued down, etc.?

Ed
by Ed Ellis
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Steering quadrant repair question
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: PDQ 36 Steering quadrant repair question

I'd first try to remove the nuts by letting them by covering them tightly with rags and then soaking the rings with penetrating oil. I'd add penetrating oil a couple of times at one-two day intervals. Ig the nuts won't budge, I'd try heating them with a torch. If they still won't budge, I'd use a gr...
by Ed Ellis
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Weight and dimension of Hardtop
Replies: 6
Views: 5869

Re: Weight and dimension of Hardtop

Like, Terry, I too installed a HardToTop roof on my Classic. It is very light, but works great. It's mainly polycarbonate structured sheets (PCSS) held together with an alum frame that is bolted to the old bimini frame.

http://hardtotop.com/index.html
by Ed Ellis
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Post on salon table?
Replies: 1
Views: 3794

Re: Post on salon table?

I have a '92 -- it also had the same post over the table. I assume that the post is there to help support the deck. I removed the post on mine, had a couple of big dudes jump up and down on the deck to see if there was any noticeable flexing, but I didn't notice any, so I left it off, but saved it i...
by Ed Ellis
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Re: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit

Not sure whether Eric or Bonnie posted this detailed description, but whomever did, you ROCK! Great post. Ed
by Ed Ellis
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Re: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit

Not sure whether Eric or Bonnie posted this detailed description, but whomever did, you ROCK! Grate post. Ed
by Ed Ellis
Fri May 30, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Re: Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question

Thanks for the idea, but the frame is bent as well.
by Ed Ellis
Thu May 29, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question

I own one of the earlier 36s (1992) and after all these years, a sheet finally caught a hatch handle and ripped it out, taking the plexiglass with it. Time to replace the hatch. It's a "Ocean Hatch" Lewmar. There are two options from which to select: "flange profile" or "flat base profile". Does any...
by Ed Ellis
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Honda 15
Replies: 25
Views: 18213

Re: Honda 15

I had Honda 15s - no they don't clear the water plus, mine got eaten up by electrolisys. Also, there are lots of parts on the Hondas that rust... Rather badly. I went back to Yamahas and won't consider using Hondas again.
by Ed Ellis
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Salon Bulkhead
Replies: 5
Views: 5529

Re: Salon Bulkhead

You might consider white formica - you can get 4x8 sheets of it at Lowes or other builing supply stores. I've used it to cover bulkheads on another boat and it looked really good . Cover the seams with strips of teak. Ed
by Ed Ellis
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sharing a French Canal boat
Replies: 3
Views: 4438

Re: Sharing a French Canal boat

Did you find that fourth partner?
by Ed Ellis
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Isla Mujeres and Cancun
Replies: 2
Views: 4755

Re: Isla Mujeres and Cancun

I've sailed down there several times, but not in the last 3 years. How long will you be in the area? I've got LOTs of info, but it depends on the length of your stay. Ed
by Ed Ellis
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Bahamas in early June
Replies: 5
Views: 6748

Re: Bahamas in early June

That so called magician at Nippers gets greater in direct proportion to the number of Nipper's rum punches you drink. Befoe your 1st one, you'll wonder why he's there. After just one, he seems pretty good. After two, you be volunteering to be his assistant (Do NOT put on the bikini!!) and after thre...
by Ed Ellis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: A few PDQ Projects on my blog
Replies: 3
Views: 3215

Re: A few PDQ Projects on my blog

Great blog!

Ed