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by James Power
Thu Dec 08, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: RUDDER PACKING
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: RUDDER PACKING

Hey All, Speaking of rudders, there were a few different designs on how the rudder stock was secured from slipping down. If yours has a bronze collar with set screws installed above the packing gland nut it’s a good idea to confirm the set screws are tight and the shaft has been dimpled to receive t...
by James Power
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A tale of two anti-siphon vents
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: A tale of two anti-siphon vents

Hey PDQfan,

Yes very important to monitor the output on the vented loops, especially after lay up or not running the engines for a while, nice catch. I would guess that the modification was done after delivery and not at the factory.

James
by James Power
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: battery hatch seal and engine hatch seal
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: battery hatch seal and engine hatch seal

Hey Carl,

Measure the existing foam and contact a local supplier or Mr. google. Request medium density closed cell PSA foam (pressure sensitive adhesive). Remove the old adhesive from the hatch with some acetone, let dry, and apply the new foam.

Hope this helps
James
by James Power
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Weema water tank guage
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Weema water tank guage

Hey John and Ria,

Removing the plastic tank inspection port should give good access to the sender. Cleaning the sender shaft and float should correct. Feet forward and hanging into the locker is best way for your flexible volunteer.

Hope all else is well
James
by James Power
Sun Oct 30, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: anchor roller replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 6120

Re: anchor roller replacement?

Hey Roger,

If going after the bolt I replaced the original anchor locker hatch with the biggest one that would fit. Crawling in with out it installed give a little more room. Next step is to find a volunteer that will fit.

James
by James Power
Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Kobelt/Felstad Control Cables
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Kobelt/Felstad Control Cables

Hey John, I use Felsted 47-34 cables, 47 series and 34 foot length. Not sure if the lengths changed over the years, but there should be identification markings at one end of the cables to confirm. Fishing one cable thru at a time with the original is easier and helps with not mixing anything up. The...
by James Power
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: High Water Bilge Alarm
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: High Water Bilge Alarm

High water bilge alarms were not installed at the factory so not sure of the location. I would guess somewhere in or aft of the engine compartment.
James
by James Power
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Blog

Hey All,

Jim and crew aboard their 34 have been posting a great blog about their northern loop at downeastloopadventure.com
Informative and entertaining.

James
by James Power
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Tightening Alternator Belt
Replies: 13
Views: 1660

Re: Tightening Alternator Belt

If removing Yanmar's v belts and installing a serpentine belt might want to look into installing a belt tensioning pulley.
James
by James Power
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator raw water pump losing its prime
Replies: 21
Views: 22175

Re: Generator raw water pump losing its prime

Have a look at Vetus water strainer # FTR 140. They have the same idea.

James
by James Power
Mon May 09, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge Access Door
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Flybridge Access Door

Hey Mark,

Have a look at SSI Custom Plastics.

James
by James Power
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: tach guages
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: tach guages

The rpm sender has 2 wires attached to it and is mounted on the flywheel housing at about the 10:00 position when looking forward. If the alternator has been replaced it may also have an rpm output wire.

James
by James Power
Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: anchor roller replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 6120

Re: anchor roller replacement?

I had to crawl into the chain locker to tighten the mount bolts once, not easy. The 2 year old sounds promising.

James
by James Power
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Throttle & Shifter Cables
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: Throttle & Shifter Cables

Hey Mike,
Are you after the cables from upper to lower helm, or lower helm to engines?

James
by James Power
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ 32 cockpit ports/windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: PDQ 32 cockpit ports/windows

Hi Brian,

I have a used one in the shop that has manufacturer stamps from Bomar/ Grey/ Pompanette.

James