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by James Power
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bridge Closure on ICW?
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Bridge Closure on ICW?

Hey Bjgin,

Suggest a call on 16 to the local coast guard detachment to verify the location, duration and details. After 4 decades on the icw we have noticed its not an uncommon occurrence.

Safe travels
James
by James Power
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom of keel photo and question
Replies: 7
Views: 4117

Re: Bottom of keel photo and question

Glad to help.

James
by James Power
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Re: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm

As John said the important things are 3 jaws and they have to fit between the hub and pump face, sometimes requiring grinding down depending on the puller arm dimensions. I have use from a 3 to an 8 inch puller for the removal. Also work clean.

James
by James Power
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Re: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm

A 3 jaw puller will do the trick to remove the wheel. Some are more stubborn then others. Whacking the shaft is not the best for the pump.

James
by James Power
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shower Drain
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Shower Drain

Hey Nick,

Instead of a wire try blasting the outlet with a garden hose, it should flow freely. The gulper 220 sump pump is usually quite reliable. With this said the diaphragm or duck bill's may need replacement after drying out after layup.

Hope this helps
James
by James Power
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 6950

Re: Florida Storage

Hi All,

A little late to the party but would like to mention that if plugging shore power into a 15 or 20 amp GFI outlet with an adaptor it will trip the breaker if you have a Pro Mariner galvanic isolator aboard.

James
by James Power
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

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: 7
Views: 2158

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: 10
Views: 2748

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: 10
Views: 2748

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: 6097

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: 7857

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: 7857

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: 7857

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: 7
Views: 4117

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...