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by James Power
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Removing and installing shafts

I can usually slide the shaft far enough aft with props on to get horizontal clearance for the coupling and seal, sometimes requiring turning the rudder. The mid bearing prevents being able to lift the shaft up enough to get vertical clearance needed over the aft engine bilge "hump". In this case pr...
by James Power
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Removing and installing shafts

Yes the coupling removal is usually the toughest part of the job. If you do not have the mid bearing the shaft seals can be replaced without removing the props.

James
by James Power
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PSS Seal Size or Part Number
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: PSS Seal Size or Part Number

Kent, I feel your pain. As mentioned I have had good luck setting the mid bearing into an epoxy cast with a clearance fit and set screws. I have done this on a few 34's, Antares 44's as well as my boat. Replacement time is minutes, with minimal foul language! PYI sells a shaft retention collar that ...
by James Power
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PSS Seal Size or Part Number
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: PSS Seal Size or Part Number

Hey All, The mid bearing is a great up grade and seems to solve a lot of ills, thanks Greg. I have come across some bearings that had come loose as Russ cautioned about. It was not pretty and a bugger to repair. Installing the new bearing with a clearance fit into the stern tube and secured in place...
by James Power
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dingy motor hoist
Replies: 7
Views: 3984

Re: Dingy motor hoist

Lyons Pride,

Have a look at St. Croix cranes. They can be mounted on the inboard transom area quite nicely, if you have the aft seat/ davits combination.

James
by James Power
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 14
Views: 5024

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Mac, If memory serves, the distribution panel "heater breaker" was to power up the system to a remote switch mounted by the lower helm steps, controlling the on and off for pump and heater blower. Interesting that the heater still puts out, without the inline pump. Perhaps its not needed to operate,...
by James Power
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 14
Views: 5024

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Mac, For the boats that had the auxiliary heater install at the factory the usual arrangement was a heater core and fan under the entrance way steps, and a 12 volt pressure pump to aid with flow mounted up high on the starboard outboard hull in the engine room. Not sure why your system is missing th...
by James Power
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 14
Views: 5024

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Was the 12 volt circulation pump for the auxiliary heater running?
by James Power
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom of keel photo and question
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Bottom of keel photo and question

Yes the keels are hollow, with no foam, and "sacrificial". If memory serves after 20 odd years, the keels were a split mold bonded together with a structural adhesive like Poly Bond and glassed over on the inside. My guess is that the crack is in the Poly Bond joint. If the keels are dry it is likel...
by James Power
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom of keel photo and question
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Bottom of keel photo and question

This looks like the joint between the 2 halves of the keel. Was there water in the keel?

James
by James Power
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

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: 946

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: 946

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: 1685

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: 1685

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