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by chicagocat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing original solar panels
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Replacing original solar panels

Has anyone figured out a. solution to the size matching problem that iriemon mentions? On the later PDQ 36s, there are 3 "wells" on the Bimini top where the 3 panels drop in, and there is almost no room for error. The new ones really couldn't be much larger (maybe 1/2" on each side at...
by chicagocat
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Procedure for rudder dropping
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Procedure for rudder dropping

OK, everyone. I hauled the boat and dropped both rudders while the boat was in the crane sling... Here's the procedure and a couple pics: 1. There should be a bolt (and nut) through the rudder near the very top of the post (maybe 2 inches down from the top ) for the emergency tiller. Temporarily rem...
by chicagocat
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Procedure for rudder dropping
Replies: 2
Views: 217

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: 450

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: 710

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: 710

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: 12373

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: 2500

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: 406

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: 406

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: 587

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: 827

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: 949

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: 923

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: 1545

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.

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