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by James Power
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation

Hey Sailkane, The original sound insulation we used at the factory was Soundown. I have replaced the insulation on a few boats and it is a bit time consuming, but looks great when done. A few tips: 1 remove and use the originals as a patterns if possible 2 a vacuum helps remove dust and acetone with...
by James Power
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths
Replies: 7
Views: 4139

Re: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths

The bridge deck in the cabin area should be firmly tabbed to the 2 plywood bulkheads. If not the bridge deck will oil can as you mentioned and cause some serious damage. I repaired this issue on a 36 years ago while with PDQ. We used epoxy for the repair as it has better penetration and adhesion to ...
by James Power
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Irma
Replies: 17
Views: 7274

Re: Irma

We are in Stuart now and have pumps, generators, tools and materials to help out if needed.
Be safe.
James
772-678-2268
by James Power
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cost to repaint?
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

Re: Cost to repaint?

The cost of repainting the deck of a 34 would depend on the quality of the work and how the job is preformed. Will the deck hardware be removed and reinstalled with propper bedding, or just taped off? What method of non skid will be used for good service and looks? Will the substrate be prepped prop...
by James Power
Wed May 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 5388

Re: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?

As far as cloth weight, if the sail is original give Triton sails in Toronto a call. They would have made them.
James
by James Power
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2017 Bahamas Cruise
Replies: 16
Views: 7806

Re: 2017 Bahamas Cruise

Looks like we are on the same schedule Bob.
See you there.
James, Jackie, and crew aboard Cheemaun.
by James Power
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Scupper inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 3502

Re: Scupper inserts

If memory serves, we used simple floor drain covers. Have a look at Home Depot or Lowes.
James
by James Power
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: expansion tank?
Replies: 17
Views: 7149

Re: expansion tank?

I've installed a few expansion tanks of that size on the hot side and found that the pressure valve can occasionally weep. A 2 gallon unit would work better. On a side note, the factory installed check valves to alleviate heating the water in the cold side, and also to protect the heater element fro...
by James Power
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: expansion tank?
Replies: 17
Views: 7149

Re: expansion tank?

At the factory we did not install expansion tanks on the boats. The early ones had a simple pressure pump ( that could rapidly cycle depending on flow rate) and the later boats had a variable speed pump that in theory negated an expansion tank. As mentioned the the pressure relief valve will vent as...
by James Power
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel tank leakage
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Re: Fuel tank leakage

Hey Mark, Drilling holes into the fuel tank compartment sounds scary. To remove diesel fuel in the tank compartment in the past I have removed the fiberglass fairings that are glues to the bulkheads and the top of the tank at the forward and aft ends. This allows access to the cavity between the bul...
by James Power
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Remove Mainsail
Replies: 3
Views: 2984

Re: Remove Mainsail

Hey Jim, Looks like you have a Tides Marine "Strong" main sail track. As Dan said the slides should come out of the track at the bottom. No need to remove each slide from the sail. If memory serves, there was a pin thru the bottom of the track that when removed allowed the slides to slide out of the...
by James Power
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Tank Pickups
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: Fuel Tank Pickups

Also, there is no sealant at the tube to tank fitting joint, just a pressure fit. When screwing the aluminum 90 elbow into the tank boss, use diesel grade pipe dope to prevent galling. The manufacturer may have additional suggestions as well.

James
by James Power
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Tank Pickups
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: Fuel Tank Pickups

Hey Larry, From discoloration it looks like the pick up tube has seen better days. It wouldn't be a surprise if the gasoline of today has attacked the plastic. If you look at the top of the tank there is a plaque with the particulars of the tank, as well as the name of the company that manufactured ...
by James Power
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: bow running lights
Replies: 10
Views: 4483

Re: bow running lights

Happy to help out any way we can.

James and Jackie
772-678-2268
by James Power
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: bow running lights
Replies: 10
Views: 4483

Re: bow running lights

Yes I was with PDQ for 16 years, and my wife Jackie and I would travel around handling warranty, moving boats around, and working boat shows. We still spend our winters in Florida helping out with the fleet.

Glad to help out.
James