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by James Power
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Sliding Door

Any marine grade, such as trailer wheel bearing grease works well. Marine over standard grade as it repels water better. Work it into the bearing chase and all should be good.
Doing well, as I hope you are.

James
by James Power
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heat Craft Cabin Heater Circulation Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Heat Craft Cabin Heater Circulation Pump

Thinking Dennis is talking about the pump for the auxiliary heater installed at the companionway steps. A few boats have them and yes they are loud, check that the mounting is secure. Running only while underway and the ac units when stationary should help with the sound issue.
James
by James Power
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heat Craft Cabin Heater Circulation Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Heat Craft Cabin Heater Circulation Pump

Thinking Dennis is talking about the pump for the auxiliary heater installed at the companionway steps. A few boats have them and yes they are loud, check that the mounting is secure. Running only while underway and the ac units when stationary should help with the sound issue.
James
by James Power
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Sliding Door

All the Antares 44's have the same door ,just a larger size. The later 36's were changed from a bi fold plexiglass door to these as well.

James
by James Power
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Sliding Door

I posted the door rollers part number on the PDQ 36 page a few days ago. While the door is off its a good time to scrub and flush the track, clean the drain holes and lubricate the top locking pin.

James
by James Power
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Cockpit Sliding Door
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Cockpit Sliding Door

Parts can be ordered thru Bomar, 603-826-5791, part # P601-0008. Door removal should be straight forward. Remove the screws holding the bottom plate, then lift the door up and swing the bottom out. Some of the screws behind the battery box will be tough to get to so a 90 degree rachet may be needed....
by James Power
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: cockpit sliding door
Replies: 1
Views: 3298

Re: cockpit sliding door

Hey John,

If the degraded sliding gear is limited to the 2 roller at the bottom if the door they can be replaced. New rollers and cleaning the track usually makes a huge difference.

James
by James Power
Tue May 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Black Water Waste Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Black Water Waste Tank

Yes Duane is correct, fiberglass and integral.

James
by James Power
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in Fuel Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 3215

Re: Water in Fuel Sensor

Hey Nick, As Duetto and Alan mentioned, the on engine Yanmar fuel filter can signal water in the fuel in error. Seems a resonance at a certain rpm will trigger it. If changing revs makes it stop all is good, and you can look at replacing the float, or try adjusting the tension on the filter rubber m...
by James Power
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Winterizing Water System
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Re: Winterizing Water System

Hey Doubloon, You may be able to pump out more water by pushing the pick up tube further into the tank. Failing that try accessing the tank thru the inspection port, or last resort thru the deck fill fitting with a wet/dry vacuum. Bone dry is ideal, but guessing that less then a 1/2" left in the tan...
by James Power
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: original construction materials
Replies: 3
Views: 3999

Re: original construction materials

Hey Lauraj, I asked Kieth Robinson who built damn near every PDQ hull and deck out there. His response, it changed thru the build history. Interior parts are general purpose polyester resin. Early boat hull and decks were isothalic polyester resin. This was changed to vinylester for the skin coat an...
by James Power
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Rigging tension numbers for a PDQ 36?
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

Re: Rigging tension numbers for a PDQ 36?

Standing rigging is usually tensioned between 8 and 15 percent of breaking strenght. Higher tension on the forestay and caps, less on the lowers and diamonds. A Loos gauge is a handy tool to have. It gives acurate readings of tension and breaking strength percentage. The leeward cap shrouds should s...
by James Power
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 15
Views: 6882

Re: Hello from new owner

I would stay away from adding a power assist as it is not needed on any other 34 so the problem is spicific to your system. Might look at bleeding the system and replacing the oil, a bad ram, steering or auto pilot pump, kinked line..

James
by James Power
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 2709

Re: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.

If the tach sender connections are corroded have a look for a salt water leak in the area. Possibly the exhaust elbow or a loose hose clamp

James
by James Power
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Source for cockpit locker hinge
Replies: 2
Views: 3210

Re: Source for cockpit locker hinge

Hey Terrapin, I looked thru my catalogs and cant find your cockpit hinge. My guess is that it is a Perko or Seadog, and possibly discontinued. The closest I found is made by Sugatsune LAMP and they call it a lift off hinge. Failing that try Marine Connection in Ft. Pierce Fl. They have a good select...