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by chicagocat
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: POA Membership
Topic: Netting measurements
Replies: 1
Views: 114

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: 4
Views: 195

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: 198

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: 392

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: 9
Views: 782

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: 891

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: 1700

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...
by chicagocat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths

I'll post more about this when I'm not on the iPhone. But 2 quick thoughts: 1) this problem is almost certainly a leak at the baby stay. Feel the area where the chain stay bolts to the bulkhead between bunks. It's usually on the starboard side of the bulkhead and you have to reach up there. Is it ro...
by chicagocat
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: 32 LRC prop pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: 32 LRC prop pitch

I would say you are overpropped. I have a PDQ 36 LRC with 2GM20's and WOT is more like at least 3200. I can't recall prop size and pitch, but I'll look at the docs next time I'm at the boat.
by chicagocat
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Where does head hose connect to holding tank?
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Re: Where does head hose connect to holding tank?

Jim, No, the hose from the toilet goes under the bathroom floor, then on the side of the shower (you can see it when you open then inspection port), then through the bulkhead to the holding tank. The "exit hose" should be a single hose exiting the holding tank which then splits into two ho...
by chicagocat
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Diesel panels
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: Diesel panels

This is nice. I hate looking over at foot level to see my rpm's as well.
by chicagocat
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Replacment Trampoline & Sails from original
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Replacment Trampoline & Sails from original

Ron from Triton is a nice guy, but he's slow. Took him 6 months to make me an asymmetrical spin. Also, communication was very poor. On the other hand, I've used Sunrise 4 times ( 2 Hobies, 2 PDQ's) and never had a bad experience. I think you made the right move.
by chicagocat
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

If I understand you right, you should be able to access that area by removing the cabinet/bookshelf that is forward of the nav station. That entire cabinet comes out. Again, not sure I'm reading this right, but I hope that helps.
by chicagocat
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Watermaker install questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Watermaker install questions

Hi Mike, I'm a little confused about your plan. You said you can't put the Spectra under the starboard setee, but you said you were following Robs option 1, which is to put the pump near the holding tank but the watermaker under the starboard setee. Maybe you meant you're putting the whole thing in ...
by chicagocat
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Watermaker install questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Watermaker install questions

Those are all interesting ideas. I have a Spectra 150 under the starboard setee in the saloon of Cat Tales. The raw water intake is aft of the shower in the starboard lazarette. I don't know the Schenker units, but the Smart series on the web site looks very much like a Spectra. However, the Spectra...

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