Phantom Screens

Post here if you want to discuss a topic specific to the MV/32, MV/34, and MV/41.
teamwork
1st mate
1st mate
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue May 27, 2014 9:32 am

Phantom Screens

Postby teamwork » Thu May 19, 2016 3:43 pm

Found a dealer in central coastal Fl. 772-985-5821. Super nice folks. Lifetime guarantee on their screens. Office # 561-324-2444. probably better #, the other is his cell. Roger on Teamwork

deising
admiral
admiral
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:48 pm
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Contact:

Re: Phantom Screens

Postby deising » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:25 am

It seems like the subject of the Phantom Screens is scattered over many topics. I will post here to thank previous posters for the lead on the Phantom Screens.

Our door screen would not retract properly, so I disassembled it to find one end of the roller rusted and the tab broken off. After 11 years in a salty environment, I was not too distressed.

I contacted the FL rep for the screens and was surprised to find that a tech comes out to measure, they make the custom screen, and then the tech installs it. It sure doesn't seem like you need a tech to install the screen, but at least that labor is built into the price ($399). They now recommend a latch, rather than the magnet. I can see where that might be best.

I will try to let you know how it all turns out in a few weeks.
Duane Ising
m/v Diva Di
Punta Gorda, FL
2006 PDQ MV 34 - hull 91, 75HP, 3-blade

kjoverbeck
deckhand
deckhand
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:11 pm

Re: Phantom Screens

Postby kjoverbeck » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:46 pm

This summer, we plan to have the forward hatch/window screen replaced, as well as the door screen. Has anyone priced the forward window replacement so we will know what to expect, generally? Duane, how did the door screen replacement go with the new latch?

deising
admiral
admiral
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:48 pm
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Contact:

Re: Phantom Screens

Postby deising » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:03 pm

Kent,

The screen door replacement just happened a few days ago after a not very good experience with their office staff losing my order and other particulars - twice! Anyway, the screen is essentially exactly the same as before, but the new latch is mechanical, with rods that spring into the locked position top and bottom. The latch is a thumb release at the door handle that pulls the rods out. So far, we like it.
Duane Ising
m/v Diva Di
Punta Gorda, FL
2006 PDQ MV 34 - hull 91, 75HP, 3-blade

Ortolan
deckhand
deckhand
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:54 pm

Re: Phantom Screens

Postby Ortolan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Definitely want to recommend the same Phantom Screen rep Roger used, Joe @(561)324-2444, who covers Florida's central east coast. While you need an appointment 2 - 4 weeks in advance, he did a great job, even coming out to a mooring at Vero Beach City Marina. For ONLY $85/per unit (door and/or front window), he will replace the mesh and any & every part to make it like new! There is NO additional service, trip or mileage charge. Even insisted on replacing the rusted plate the magnet sticks to. Due to their lifetime warranty, they will replace ANY part needed (except the mesh) and will even replace the entire unit if not repairable for the same $85!

If in another area, check their pricing first. In CT the rep wanted almost 3x as much.
If a rep charges you for a whole new unit, I would check with Phantom Screens corporate as this is covered forever - even on a boat.

One tip on the front window: They are set up from the factory to act like a roller shade - jerk down to release & you can also have it stop part way. But unless you want the ability to leave it down part way, he simply repositions a piece on the roller & it works MUCH easier - doesn't hesitate when trying to retract & doesn't get stuck 1/2 way.

UPDATE: Don't use the finer (no-see-um) mesh on the front window. Unfortunately gusting winds tend to let the edges pop out of the track...
Russ
Twin Sisters
2006 MV34 - Hull #100
www.esc-pod.com


Return to “PDQ Powercat Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests