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by 36041
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Secret Starboard Cable Chase
Replies: 6
Views: 4604

Secret Starboard Cable Chase

Ok, I give up. I can't find the elusive cable chase mentioned in several other posts that is supposed to live just above the steps on the starboard side. I've looked from inside the factory inverter mounting area as well as from under the sink in the head, but to no avail. Short of pulling out the e...
by 36041
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: ?How Many?
Replies: 9
Views: 5397

?How Many?

Can anyone tell me how many of the 32/34 motor cats were (are) made? On a recent delivery from Florida to Maryland, I counted no less than 16 PDQ 34 MV's on the way up the ditch, so I was wondering how many there are out and about.

Thanks,
Tom
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by 36041
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: runaway trim
Replies: 1
Views: 2099

Re: runaway trim

Sandy, With the pin unplugged were you able to adjust the trim via the integrated switch on the front of the engine? If so I'd say you are looking at a bad switch in the binnacle or possibly a smashed electric line between the binnacle and the engine. Of course this is assuming your engines are like...
by 36041
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 15
Views: 12420

Re: Refrigeration

Phil, I almost bought the next size up in the freezer line, but Amy talked me out of it. She doesn't read this forum, so I can say it, she was right and I was wrong. It's easy to fill up the freezer here in the states before crossing over, but once we're down island for a few months and I have eaten...
by 36041
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 15
Views: 12420

Re: Refrigeration

Phil, Ours is just sort of free standing in the port side aft cabin right next to the small hutch where our three weasels sleep for the night. We looked at the cover they offered and I think it was like a $100 extra, so we passed. I made an insulated cover for ours that we used for the first season,...
by 36041
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Corrosion On PDQ Mast, Boom and Crossbeam
Replies: 6
Views: 4782

Re: Corrosion On PDQ Mast, Boom and Crossbeam

Wow, thats pretty scary looking. I've never seen that before. Sorry I have nothing useful to say about treating it, but please keep the forum updated as to what you find out.

Regards,
Tom

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by 36041
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 15
Views: 12420

Re: Refrigeration

Sam, We replaced Dream Catchers factory Adler Barbour compressor with a new BD35 Dan Foss compressor, kept the existing factory evaporator plate in the fridge and went from using 6 amps while running to 3. Of course run time depends on the coolness setting, but the efficiency is much, much better. W...
by 36041
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ36 sail-to-motoryacht conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 6905

Re: PDQ36 sail-to-motoryacht conversion

How about skipping the fly bridge, staying with gas, and going with 15 - 25 hp Honda 4's? My bar room napkin calculations show almost 600 lbs weight reduction coupled with a 100+ % hp increase should get you at least 9 knots of boat speed at less than 4 gallons per hour combined. I have often wonder...
by 36041
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Jellyfish in my AC Intake
Replies: 8
Views: 5206

Re: Jellyfish in my AC Intake

Yeah, even when they're smashed into jelly fish paste inside the strainer they still sting. Ouch.

Tom
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by 36041
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Jellyfish in my AC Intake
Replies: 8
Views: 5206

Jellyfish in my AC Intake

All, Now that I am tied up to the dock again and the weather is heating up, we have recommissioned both of our air conditioners. The problem I am having is that at least once a day, one unit or the other has the thermal cut-out kick in and shut the unit down after the raw water pump sucks in a jelly...
by 36041
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Raymarine ST4000+ Auto pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 5149

Re: Raymarine ST4000+ Auto pilot

FWIW - I got two of the substitute belts from New Jersey and put one on for my recent run from Stuart, FL to Oriental, NC and had no trouble with it at all. The autopilot was engaged for 98% of the trip and never missed a beat.

Regards,
Tom
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by 36041
Fri May 15, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Larger Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 3237

Re: Larger Batteries

For what it's worth, we managed to squeeze 6 Trojan T-105's into the stock battery box under the starboard side salon settee with no modifications. Prior to that we had a single 8D AGM in the same physical space also with no issues. We did away with the two separate Group 27's that lived in the cock...
by 36041
Fri May 15, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Lubrication of Morse control cables
Replies: 2
Views: 3266

Re: Lubrication of Morse control cables

I have tried everything under the sun to keep up with these cables, but unless we disassemble and remove them twice a year, they invariably end up freezing and breaking. I have gone to the "higher" grade cable in the West Marine catalog and while they seem to prolong the imminent cable demise, they ...
by 36041
Fri May 15, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Raymarine ST4000+ Auto pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 5149

Re: Raymarine ST4000+ Auto pilot

You da man! Rock on.
by 36041
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Seat Back Velcro
Replies: 4
Views: 3268

Re: Seat Back Velcro

Sorry, I should have elaborated more. I made new cushions and have already sewn 2" adhesive backed velcro to them. It took almost two days to remove the old velcro from the settee area, but now it is clean and ready for the new stuff. The sticky back on the velcro will hold it in place, but I don't ...