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by Spoff4
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Painting the Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Painting the Boat

Our 2005 is in similar need. FYI- In 2017 we received an estimate from a painter in Tampa/St Pete that came highly recommended by one of my partners who had his trawler painted. $8000 for the topsides (fair imperfections, prime and paint white, and new non-skid). $12,000 to re-paint the hulls light ...
by Spoff4
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New A/C vent for salon
Replies: 0
Views: 2485

New A/C vent for salon

When we replaced the a/c unit for the cabins, we had a new vent plumbed under the cabin entry stairs to allow the cabin a/c unit to also direct cool air into the salon. It makes a huge difference having the salon a/c unit supplemented by the cabin a/c unit. Having lost an a/c unit while at anchor in...
by Spoff4
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 15
Views: 6944

Re: Hello from new owner

I'm betting the stiff steering is b/c the rudders are out of alignment. Takes 5 minutes to align. While at dock, turn wheel all the way to port and have mate hold it there under light pressure. Open the balancing valve (probably under floor of starboard inboard locker). have mate continue turning wh...
by Spoff4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: New Owner Questions

Regarding the leak in the starboard cabin, we had the following three culprits each contributing their share- 1) It could be leaking through the horizontal joints of the parts that make up the lower door assembly for the main hatch. Clean the joint between aluminum frame where it meets the fiberglas...
by Spoff4
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: storage under port seats opposite the lower helm?
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Re: storage under port seats opposite the lower helm?

Thanks Duane.
We're headed up Charlotte Harbor 3/24 and 25. If you're out and about , swing by and say hello.Tampa Girl has a light blue hull
by Spoff4
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: storage under port seats opposite the lower helm?
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

storage under port seats opposite the lower helm?

Has anyone determined whether there is space available under the port seat opposite the lower helm to convert to a storage area? Some of the area under that seat appears to be consumed by the lockers in the port cabin, but a non-invasive inspection with a tape measure seems to indicate there is unus...
by Spoff4
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 5655

Re: Another newbie

Welcome to the club!
Part number for the fixed window gasket is 30-1135. Call Pompanette @ 603-826-5791. Great service. Price is about $3.50/foot. Middle forward (operable) window uses a different gasket. Not sure what that part number is.
by Spoff4
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Mastry Engine Center Diesel School
Replies: 0
Views: 2904

Mastry Engine Center Diesel School

Big thanks to Dick for setting up the diesel engine school held last week.
Well worth the time and money. I think everyone had several "Oh, that's how that's done!" moments.
If/when they do it again, sign up!
by Spoff4
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydarulic Steering
Replies: 4
Views: 3662

Re: Hydarulic Steering

Once you have the line out, any hydraulic line fabricator can duplicate the line and fittings.
by Spoff4
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Re: Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation

We replaced ours a year or so ago. We bought the foam panels and installation kit from either Defender or Jamestown distributors. In addition to what James states, we also installed the aluminum tabs/spikes on the horizontal panels as well as the overhead. Make sure all of the old contact cement is ...
by Spoff4
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: BOTTOM PAINT
Replies: 5
Views: 4103

Re: BOTTOM PAINT

Tampa Girl is in Tampa Bay which I feel is a very aggressive environment (lots of nutrients for barnacles, etc.) and we have had good experience with Seahawk Biocop. Easily get 2 years per bottom job with monthly brushing by a diver.
by Spoff4
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cost to repaint?
Replies: 3
Views: 3309

Re: Cost to repaint?

Thanks James.
The price for the deck was two coats of primer, new non-skid and 2 coats of paint. Deck hardware would be taped because the bedding is sound. Above deck hardware would be removed and reinstalled. The individual has a great reputation for meticulous work.
by Spoff4
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Irma
Replies: 17
Views: 10296

Re: Irma

Tampa Girl is at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club's new floating concrete marina and suffered no damage. Anita and I can now truthfully say that we rode out Hurricane Irma on a 34' PDQ power cat! Not all that impressive (or reckless), because the PDQ that we actually were on when Irma hit Florida wa...
by Spoff4
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cost to repaint?
Replies: 3
Views: 3309

Cost to repaint?

We are looking for a reality check regarding the price to repaint Tampa Girl. The estimate we received was $8,000 to prime and paint the top sides and reapply non-skid. An additional $12,000 to repaint the hulls light blue. Anyone have any information on the cost to repaint, or a recommendation for ...
by Spoff4
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Painting top sides
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

Painting top sides

Tampa Girl is going to be due for some new topsides paint this winter. Anyone have first hand experience with having top sides painted and care to share helpful hints?
I have painted smaller boats before and we intend to contract this task out to professionals.
Thanks.