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by jimlong
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Re: Dissimilar Metals

Drew, Tom It turns out that in fact the wind generator was the culprit. I borrowed a 12' ladder from the marina here in Green Turtle Cay and removed the turbine and sure enough the positive wire was chafed and a small amount of wire was exposed. I now remember that when I installed the turbine I had...
by jimlong
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Re: Dissimilar Metals

I checked the jib cable with a multimeter and it registered 12.6 volts almost the same as the battery level. Decided to test the wind gen that I recently installed and sure enough when I switched it off at the on/off toggle switch the reading on the jib cable went down to 0 volts. Obviously one of t...
by jimlong
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Re: Dissimilar Metals

IMG_7044.JPG If I used the slide track on the cross beam the tramp would be attached at point approximately 2-1/2" - 3" lower than than the existing track. Maybe I'm missing something here but it would seem that I would have to lower all the tracks if I elected to attach the bolt rope to the cross ...
by jimlong
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Re: Dissimilar Metals

This last Summer I noticed 8-10 small holes about the size of a BB along the bottom side of the cross beam so I sanded them down, reamed them out and sprayed them with alum/primer. Yes there is a slide track in the aft edge of the beam but I think I will just remove the rivets as you suggested and i...
by jimlong
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Re: Dissimilar Metals

I understand what your saying now and yes looking at the rest of the rivet heads across the front there does seem to be corrosion on all of them. I hate to see the tramp track die an early death so that the gull striker/ jib support bracket can live on, haha!. Ideally I would like to prevent electro...
by jimlong
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Re: Dissimilar Metals

This is the only area that I've noticed that kind of reaction. I'm not so concerned with the tramp slide track as I am with the jib cable support. Before I cleaned the area up there was a pile of corrosive material similar to what you would find on a car battery post inside the toggle swage and arou...
by jimlong
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dissimilar Metals
Replies: 13
Views: 10497

Dissimilar Metals

IMG_6845.JPG Hi all, I'm not quite sure what's causing this corrosion at the jib support cable where it attaches to the front cross member. I cleaned the area up a bit as there was a pile of white corrosive material all around the pin. I realize they are dissimilar metals but so are the ss stanchio...
by jimlong
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Wheel size
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

Re: Wheel size

Hey Paul,
I have a 99 model 36 and the outside diameter on the wheel is 27 1/2".
Jim
by jimlong
Fri May 18, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: T9.9 XEHA Shipyard Island Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 5699

Re: T9.9 XEHA Shipyard Island Marina

Sam, Looks like I'm a little slow in checking the board, I've been enjoying the great fishing just East of Molasses reef in my catamaran/sportfisher. I'm the only catamaran amongst all the sportfisher's trolling the weed lines. Anyway yeah Tom hooked up the electrical cables and installed new hour m...
by jimlong
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Babystay
Replies: 1
Views: 2567

Re: Babystay

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by jimlong
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Babystay
Replies: 1
Views: 2567

Babystay

babystay.rtfd.zip babystay 2.rtfd.zip babystay3.rtfd.zip Hi Everyone, I have what looks like a moisture line down the front corner of each berth right below where the babystay is connected. To the touch it feels dry so not overly concerned but decided to take a look inside the inspection panels. Th...
by jimlong
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: New owners of Magic Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 7416

Re: New owners of Magic Dragon

I'm not sure if you need this dimension but the cutout for the Force 10 stove is 20 1/2"W x 14 1/2"D. On the topic of solar panels, I did mount mine (Kyocera 135's) aft of the bench and like Tom said between the actual bench and the solar panels they provide great UV protection. The 2 panels are abo...
by jimlong
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: New owners of Magic Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 7416

Re: New owners of Magic Dragon

Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your purchase! The width on the Force 10 is 21 3/4" wide by 14 3/4 " deep.
by jimlong
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Ottoman Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 3265

Re: Ottoman Idea

Great addition, looks way comfy and nice to kick back and stretch your legs. Good job guys!
by jimlong
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Raw water intake hose
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

Re: Raw water intake hose

I appreciate the quick reply and thought it was 3/4" but am away from the boat and wanted to order the Tee and an inline stop valve before returning to Florida. Thanks, long time reader, Jim