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by Allezcat
Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Considering a PDQ 36
Replies: 8
Views: 5615

Bob, Allezcat was the first 36 and premiered at the 91Annapolis show. After two years charter service in the BVI, we purchased her and still believe we have the best boat to meet our needs of coastal cruising to the Bahamas. Another plus has been the wonderful friends we've made through the PDQ Owne...
by Allezcat
Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: scuba diving in Bahamas
Replies: 3
Views: 3308

Bahama Divers at Nassau Yacht Haven marina fills tanks and has a complete dive shop
by Allezcat
Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: engine noise
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

Noise

Tom, I have installed Tempo rubber cushions on the transom mounts. This helps a little but not convinced its worth the cost and effort. I wonder if some soundproffing material under the access hatches might help?

Chet White
Allezcat 36010
by Allezcat
Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Bahamas Bound
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Correction - Explorer Chart website is http://www.explorercharts.com ,Sorry

Chet
by Allezcat
Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Bahamas Bound
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Bahamas Bound

To the PDQers headed for Georgetown this year a couple things come to mind. Garmin now has incorporated the "Explorer Charts" on its chart software (Bluecharts) for the Bahamas. I find these charts very useful. The paper versions are available at most marine stores or http://www.explorer.com Plan to...
by Allezcat
Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Anyone going to the Bahamas?
Replies: 12
Views: 7232

Allezcat hopes to return to Georgetown leaving Florida late Jan

Chet
by Allezcat
Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Life Expectancy of Yamaha 9.9s?
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

My 2 Cents, Currently on third set of engines. I have gotten about 2000hrs on first set (oil pans corroded thru)and traded the second set at 1800hrs. It seems to me that all sorts of problems start showing up after 1800hrs. I think this is due to overheating from clogged cooling passages from saltwa...
by Allezcat
Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Honda generator
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

I have found that my Honda 2000 will run my "hatch" Cruisair A/C but the unit is only 5000 or 6000BTU. It would not run a large 16000BTU unit. I rather doubt even two Hondas would be enough.

Chet / Allezcat 36010
by Allezcat
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha 9.9 Stator Failures
Replies: 1
Views: 2093

Roger

Suggest you replace the CDI unit. I believe it can cause excessive currents in the windings of the stator resulting in burnt out coils. Check also to make sure the flywheel is not contacting the pole pieces.

Chet / Allezcat
by Allezcat
Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: POA Membership
Topic: Hurricane Charlie
Replies: 6
Views: 7046

Our Pirate harbor house lost its roofing on one side allowing wind and water to blow down the ceiling into the living room. The carport departed for destinations unknown. One window shattered and several trees blew down but when you see downtown Punta Gorda this is nothing. We sat out the storm in o...
by Allezcat
Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: In-water oil change
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

Check out the new Pela 2000 Oil-Extractor at http://www.pelaproducts.com
by Allezcat
Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: POA Membership
Topic: POA DINNER- ANNAPOLIS OCTOBER 9, 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 5588

Sharon & I plan to attend the POA dinner meeting also. The proverbial check is in the mail.

Chet White / Allezcat / 36010
by Allezcat
Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Tilt tube lock
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Hi Marc, I've had the same problem on several engines. What a pain! Yamaha has redesigned this system several times. It seems they have made it worse rather than better! I think the nylon parts get compresseed or swell after time binding the lever. You may have to remove the whole works and replace ...
by Allezcat
Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: In-water oil change
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

Yamaha Oil Change

Ed, I think the dipsick tube tube is the only way. In the past I used a drill pump by Jabsco but now use a hand pump to suck the oil to a plastic container for disposal. It works great and takes only a few minutes. As you know, there is only one quart per engine to suck out. Another procedure I lear...
by Allezcat
Tue May 11, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Nova Cool
Replies: 3
Views: 3219

Nova-Kool

I also have a very small leak somewhere in the Nova-kool unit on Allezcat. (It finally quit in the Bahamas after 12 years). I had it recharged in Nassau (R12) , but they overcharged it so the compressor refused to start even though the fan would start. After bleeding several small bursts from the Sc...