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by lauraj
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Prop pitch on 9.9
Replies: 1
Views: 4270

Prop pitch on 9.9

buying new 9.9 yam. dealer says prop comes with 11 3/4 x 7 previous prop on 2003 was 11 1/4 x9 1/4.
Joe at Shipyard says that engine cannot handle larger pitch. (old engine also has option for 12 pitch)

Anyone have insight/experience as to which pitch would or would not be best?
by lauraj
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: length of anchor chain
Replies: 1
Views: 4548

length of anchor chain

I saw a couple old posts but nothing definitive.
Anyone ever come to a conclusion on how much anchor chain is needed (figure Caribbean islands and Keys--ie. 20ft depth max)
and at what point the chain length just becomes additional weight where rope rode would be just as effective?
by lauraj
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Steering quadrant replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 6183

Steering quadrant replacement?

Has anyone used the Constellationâ„¢ Quadrants sold by Lewmar?
Looks like they can be pretty customized, but I don't see how the bar connector arm can be attached?
other sources for replacement parts?
Ours is looking pretty worn with some broken pieces and I am thinking replacement.
by lauraj
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Archway on back (effect on speed)
Replies: 9
Views: 8562

Re: Archway on back (effect on speed)

Sounds great. Want to come down to FL for a few days in December and GC the job? :P
Seriously, thanks for the great info....and you're welcome to join us.
by lauraj
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Archway on back (effect on speed)
Replies: 9
Views: 8562

Re: Archway on back (effect on speed)

Yes, the year and length have been a matter of much debate. the hull number specifies 1990 (#8) it didn't rough measure at 34' and the manual on the boat is for a 36'. Mack sails said they didn't make the 34' in a sail model that year. But Yes, very flat steps. anyone know where the extension molds ...
by lauraj
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Archway on back (effect on speed)
Replies: 9
Views: 8562

Archway on back (effect on speed)

wasn't sure if this qualified as gear or equipment. We are wanting to add an archway to a 1990 32'. because of the flat backs, mounting the outer leg on the steps doesn't seem to work and we don't want to lose the distance between the hulls by mounting internal of the hulls. which would leave mounti...
by lauraj
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: hatch hinge maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 4728

Re: hatch hinge maintenance

Anyone checking....I talked to the guy (at boat show) that replaces the "glass" in the lewmar covers. he said that the best way he has to get the pins back in the hinges is to open them completely (top laying flat) and then use a small clamp to hold the middle section (from cover) down against the f...
by lauraj
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Suzuki 9.9 high thrust
Replies: 5
Views: 7603

Suzuki 9.9 high thrust

looking at replacing motors and found this one http://www.suzukimarine.com/Product%20Lines/Outboard%20Motors/Products/DF9_9PT/2012/DF9_9TH.aspx can get it with remote control. price is great ($2700 delivered) Just concerned about parts avail. in Islands Curious if anyone else has already given these...
by lauraj
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Rudder inspection or replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 8014

Re: Rudder inspection or replacement?

Follow up. To the best of my knowledge, 24 year old rudders have never seen cold water (never above FL in winter and hopefully never will) :wink: Not real comfortable with the idea of being in some channel between islands when it decides to fall apart. Has anyone every tried resistance (moisture) re...
by lauraj
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Is it a 32 or a 34?
Replies: 2
Views: 3524

Is it a 32 or a 34?

OK...this seems a bit dumb but....the boat we bought has some mixed info as to "official" length. The registration says 34.5 feet, the hull tag just says 0008J90 (no other numbers), the owner's manual is for a 36. The sail companies that I have contacted for replacements insist that PDQ did not buil...
by lauraj
Mon May 12, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Rudder inspection or replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 8014

Rudder inspection or replacement?

Our new to us boat is 25yrs old (#8) and the rudders have presumably never been inspected. We do know that one had a bent shaft about 5 years ago and that the fix was "adequate". There is no indication of damage, but one does drip rusty water when held upside down, (yes, they have been removed) so w...
by lauraj
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: "stupid" newbie questions--threads
Replies: 15
Views: 15231

Gas tank gauge sender unit

gas gauge is not working. Where is the sender unit located? Does it cause any issues if the tank is filled into the filler tube?
by lauraj
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: hatch hinge maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 4728

hatch hinge maintenance

We have the Lewmar hatches.
Trying to replace bushings and rubbers on the hinges.
BUT the dang pins won't go back in. (keep angling upward)
the "directions" say replace with window "open",
but doesn't say how far open.

What is the secret?..
by lauraj
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: "stupid" newbie questions--threads
Replies: 15
Views: 15231

Re: "stupid" newbie questions--threads

Someone on multihull provided a much better book than the one that was in the files. Thank you. OK....so here's my confusion.....When I hit "setup" it allows me to change levels on the "charge" the "power share" and the "inverter" levels. most of which can be reasoned out by the "new" book. I was ab...
by lauraj
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: "stupid" newbie questions--threads
Replies: 15
Views: 15231

Re: "stupid" newbie questions--threads

OK....so here's my confusion.....When I hit "setup" it allows me to change levels on the "charge" the "power share" and the "inverter" levels. I was able to figure out that the reason my charger kept shutting off was because the "power share" was on 5 and the charger would draw more than that, so it...