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by chicagocat
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Procedure for rudder dropping
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Procedure for rudder dropping

Hey y'all. I'm going to drop the rudders when I haul next week, so I can inspect the bearings and fiberglass. I have managed to loosen and re-tighten the 4 bolts on each side that hold the quadrant parts to the rudder. That wasn't too bad, since the boat has only seen fresh water. Simon Slater menti...
by chicagocat
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Current accurate weather
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Current accurate weather

What's you comms situation? Sat phone? SSB? VHF?
As Terry says, Chris Parker is the answer in almost every case, but the method of access is different for different situations.
by chicagocat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What are these D-rings on the bow?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: What are these D-rings on the bow?

Hey Aurora, I actually posted about the project and some pics a few years ago. Here's the link: http://www.pdqforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2761&p=10883#p10883 If you have any questions about it, let me know. It's obviously a rig that's meant to be up semi-perminently (I have no idea what D...
by chicagocat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What are these D-rings on the bow?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: What are these D-rings on the bow?

I only have one ring on each side, but I've used them to make a bridle to hold the tack of a code zero which goes in front of the jib. I don't use it much anymore, though, because I'm old and lazy.
by chicagocat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Air Conditioning Intake
Replies: 44
Views: 11104

Re: Air Conditioning Intake

Does your 1999 36 have the house batteries in the port salon or outside in the cockpit?
by chicagocat
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Rudders
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: PDQ 36 Rudders

Hey guys, Seawater does indeed come up through the rudder shaft. The problem is that the fiberglass enclosure for the rudder shaft that goes up through the "water tight" compartment can crack. I believe that this happens more often in northern boats. I believe the bushing gets lost or goes...
by chicagocat
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: 36 LRC battery wiring?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: 36 LRC battery wiring?

Thanks, That sounds very similar to my set up. Except for the even stranger fact that you have double 1-2-both switches for the starting batteries. Yesterday, I messed with the 1-2-both switch settings at the starting batteries. In the "both" position, both engines started. In the 1 positi...
by chicagocat
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: 36 LRC battery wiring?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

36 LRC battery wiring?

OK, I've finally decided to get a deeper understanding of the battery wiring for the 36 LRC with Yanmar diesels. I've attached a picture which is commonly represented as what a "1-2-both-off" switch does on a boat. This is not what the salon 1-2-both-off switch does on the LRC. Say, the ho...
by chicagocat
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Netting measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Netting measurements

Hey Frank, The 1989 is pretty old, and things like that changed a bit over time. There are 2 things you can do: First, call Sunrise Yachts Products, they've done almost everyone's nets. See if they have a record of doing a PDQ about that old. I assume you were going to use them anyway. They're great...
by chicagocat
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: supporting the hull on a 36
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: supporting the hull on a 36

Chet White (Allezcat) had his 36 on a lift in SW Florida for a number of years before he sold it. Never a problem as far as I know. He did a bunch of pretty hairy trips ton the Bahamas with no problems. You should send him a private message I think he still monitors this board. He's super smart and ...
by chicagocat
Wed May 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Riggers in Southwest Florida?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Riggers in Southwest Florida?

Anthony from Onboard is fantastic. You won't be dissapointed.
by chicagocat
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit

Hey Eric, It looks very cool. I have a couple questions. From the link and from the Ultralon website video, one thing isn't clear to me. Did you cut templates, then send the templates to them, and they cut they actual teak foam and sent it to you? Or did you order standard sheets and then use your t...
by chicagocat
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Windlass and Anchor Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Windlass and Anchor Chain

Wiring back to the house bank is simplest, but the wire gets expensive. On Anne Z I spent as much on the wire as I did on the windlass. If you can find a source for cheaper copper, that would be helpful. Come by and check out the setup on Cat Tales when you get a chance.
by chicagocat
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Rolling Furler Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Rolling Furler Rigging

Is your boat a 36 or 32?
by chicagocat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Re: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths

Yup, that's it. The whole thing is a sandwich, with the true bulkhead in the middle, lead lined foam insulation on either side of that, then thin plywood for the outer part (the part you can actually touch while laying in the bunk). I've replaced the outer thin plywood with that thin white plastic s...

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