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by chicagocat
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Rolling Furler Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 365

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 1
Views: 347

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: 1428

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: 718

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: 1147

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: 1435

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: 1552

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: 1552

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...
by chicagocat
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 2742

Re: marine plywood

I'll bite.
When I do any repair on board, I first see if I can use Starboard. If I can't (if the repair needs an adhesive, for example, since adhesives don't work well with starboard), then I'll use plywood. But I completely paint the plywood with West System epoxy to make it water tight.
by chicagocat
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Center of gravity help
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Center of gravity help

No need to pull the mast. I do this every year. Loosen rear stays enough so that the slings will work. Run halyards back to toe rail about 3/4 of the way back on each side, but not so far back that the slings won't work. Mast will be fine.
by chicagocat
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: New member questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5544

Re: New member questions

My 36 in Florida (Cat Tales) has the tall rig. The mast has a splice in it a couple feet above the goose neck. I was told that this was because Selden couldn't ship a mast the full length, although that seems strange to me.
by chicagocat
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: sail drive removal
Replies: 8
Views: 4162

Re: sail drive removal

Hey Bob, The top diaphragm on the seal of my starboard saildrive has unseated itself, so I think I need to pull the saildrive. The pictures you posted are no longer available. I'm wondering if you still have them and could upload them, along with any other info you think might be valuable. I'm going...
by chicagocat
Sat May 30, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: FIRST TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: FIRST TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS

That's great to hear. Enjoy it.
I'll be doing the Bahamas for the first time in November. Any tips are appreciated..

Brendan

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