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by SecondWind
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Exumas conditions October 3, 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 7731

Exumas conditions October 3, 2015

How about any reports about conditions in the Exumas. Many folks are heading that way and wonder about hurricane damage.
by SecondWind
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gelcoat Polish
Replies: 3
Views: 3533

Re: Gelcoat Polish

Our PDQ 36 was not finished with gel coat, it was painted.
by SecondWind
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: NAFTA Certification Document
Replies: 5
Views: 6075

Re: NAFTA Certification Document

Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993; the agreement went into effect on January 1, 1994. Anything prior to that date would be irrelevant.
by SecondWind
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: FIRST TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS
Replies: 3
Views: 5367

Re: FIRST TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS

Brendan, We'll see you guys before November. Bob and I will give you all of the skinny on Bahamas cruising. T&B
by SecondWind
Sun May 24, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A/C in Cabins not getting cold no faults?
Replies: 5
Views: 4426

Re: A/C in Cabins not getting cold no faults?

It is an electronic switch that shunts power in one of two directions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIAC
by SecondWind
Sun May 24, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A/C in Cabins not getting cold no faults?
Replies: 5
Views: 4426

Re: A/C in Cabins not getting cold no faults?

If there is adequate charge in the system a common failure is the triac on the circuit board. A replacement online costs less than $10. We paid $8.95 and bought two # TG35F60, 600V from www.jameco.com (Jameco Electronics 1-800-831-4242). Also the capacitor fails on occasion.
by SecondWind
Tue May 05, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Side Window maker/model
Replies: 4
Views: 4699

Re: Side Window maker/model

B, I think ours were Bomar.
by SecondWind
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Location of keels & tacking ability - 32 vs 36?
Replies: 12
Views: 10208

Re: Location of keels & tacking ability - 32 vs 36?

Throwing the wheel hard over like a mono hull will stall the boat also. A more moderate wheel position and back winding the jib works very well. You will never get a fast tack, so go with one that gets you through the wind.
by SecondWind
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Deck cap WASTE
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Re: Deck cap WASTE

I ALWAYS removed my own caps and put them back on. Dockside crews often have no clue about anything on a boat.
by SecondWind
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Anyone with experience with composting head?
Replies: 9
Views: 7446

Re: Anyone with experience with composting head?

Surveyors don't look at marine heads. They look at the general condition of the vessel for seaworthiness and insurance.
by SecondWind
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Diesels on PDQ's use sail drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 3495

Re: Diesels on PDQ's use sail drives?

36's all use saildrives. I can't speak to the 32's (I believe they use shafts). In our 8 years of ownership we bottom painted every two years. At that time we changed the oil in the drives, fitted new zincs, replaced one propeller and painted with anti-fouling paint. We had water in one drive when w...
by SecondWind
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 14078

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Camouflage here would be a stucco paint job and a red tile roof, maybe paint a couple of palm trees (or have them on slide outs). We do seriously have some very nice motorhome parks nearby and they are allowed for day visits.