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by NautiBits
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Selden In-Boom Reefing
Replies: 4
Views: 5946

Re: Selden In-Boom Reefing

Thanks. I've got the reefing system working. I eventually found selden manuals online. I interpreted, measured, stewed some more, measured a few more times, and finally bought some rope from defender. I learned how to splice the braided rope and crafted some cute little eye splices to affix to the c...
by NautiBits
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Wires in the mast
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Re: Wires in the mast

My mast has a raceway riveted to the forward radius. It runs from just above the step to behind the steaming/deck light fixture. When I ran the wiring for the new LED anchor light, I ran it through that raceway. The old wiring had chafed through at the masthead due to interference with the halyards ...
by NautiBits
Sun May 18, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Solar only arch
Replies: 13
Views: 12087

Re: Solar only arch

Very nice, Tom! Here's my bare nekkid setup. When you get a sec, could you PhotoShop your rig onto Cat's Meow? Lest you're wondering why my yacht lacks the aforementioned grenade launchers, did you not see my CG approved Defensive Offshore Guardian? Around these parts, he is the well-known 'Terror o...
by NautiBits
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

The mainsail is made by Triton in Toronto. I'm guessing it is the original. The measurements I've taken are within the Selden limits. The book says the maximum reefing height for reef 2 is 'E-700'(actually interpolated since the B143 boom is not listed).The book further states that reef 1 should not...
by NautiBits
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

Thanks Gents! Great advice as always. I'll measure a few dozen times today before placing my order. Two clarifications for those wandering into this thread: The PDQ36 Owner's Manual from the PDQ36.com site lists the mainsheet as 1/2" diameter and 80 ' long. The reference to measuring cringles was no...
by NautiBits
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

Here is the Selden Single Line Reefing installation instructions that I tried to upload yesterday. It is 595-668-E :
Selden Single Line Reef Conversion Kit 595-668-E.pdf
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by NautiBits
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

Eureka!! There are numbers engraved into the bottom of the mast and the mast end of the boom! Mine are: Mast: PDQ36 SMI D01-206-2681 H-952 Boom: PDQ32 36 Conv E: 4190 SMI B143 2682 1040 The numbers all probably mean something, and maybe somebody here knows what? But, I think the B143 is the mast ext...
by NautiBits
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

I too agree that line size is important. That is why I asked the question in the first place. :shock: I measured the reef cringles today while getting beat to death in ten knots of wind. Exciting! They are about 5.5 and ten feet above the boom. I think the weather report was a little off. We were do...
by NautiBits
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

Thanks TW! I didn't get a notification alerting me to your post. Do you know if the PDQ36 mainsail requires a thicker reefing line? A reply on M4Us from an owner with a Privilege 37 said he has 1/2"(12mm) Dyneema on his reefing setup? You suggested Samson XLS. I'm not preparing for an ocean crossing...
by NautiBits
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Re: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

Here is a pic of the mast end of the boom:
Reefing Lines at Mast small.jpg
by NautiBits
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bimini Dome Light Wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 2581

Re: Bimini Dome Light Wiring

Got the lights working. I mistakenly thought all the wires entering a busbar, located on the back of the helm bulkhead, from the starboard side were hot coming from the main panel. This wire was feeding the bimini lights. I think there was a wire spliced into the old solar controller positive batter...
by NautiBits
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Helllllooooo Out There!!! Stack Pack???
Replies: 2
Views: 3006

Re: Helllllooooo Out There!!! Stack Pack???

Thanks TW!

I'll check it out.
by NautiBits
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Solar only arch
Replies: 13
Views: 12087

Re: Solar only arch

Tommie Boyieeeeee, Those are some sexy curves you've got on SV Doghouse!! I would go with the longitudinal option. Get em' all up there and shade the dingy too! Windage be damned!!! I would mount a pair of grenade launchers too! Have them pre-loaded with Willy Pete so you can first obscure you locat...
by NautiBits
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Helllllooooo Out There!!! Stack Pack???
Replies: 2
Views: 3006

Helllllooooo Out There!!! Stack Pack???

Ladies and Gents!!! Okay, I've never gotten a response from a lady on this site, but there is hope! I believe these boats came standard with some kind of 'jiffy flaking system'. The ropes and pulleys for this gizmo were not with the boat when I got it. There are no "Owner's Manuals" either. So, like...
by NautiBits
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 9859

Single Line Reefing Line Dimensions

Hi all!

Can anybody tell me the lengths and diameter of the reefing lines? I see that there are four pieces needed from the drawing in the manual. There is no reference to the sizes though.

Thanks,

Joe Mc