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by Sno' Dog
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shaft vibration
Replies: 31
Views: 15925

Re: Shaft vibration

As I just wrote to Duetto in a private msg:

Yes, our added cutlass bearings have, in deed stopped leakage from our Tides Marine seals.
Our bilges have been bone dry since the installation two years ago, about 240 engine hours.
So far, so good. Money well spent!

Henry
www.SnoDogLog.com
by Sno' Dog
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Wide Opening Front Window
Replies: 0
Views: 3069

Wide Opening Front Window

In preparation for the Exumas Adventure < http://www.rhumblineyachtsales.com/exumas.htm >, I decided it was time to give Sno' Dog a wide opening front window. As others have done, I used a piece of PVC pipe as a support post. I cut a grove in the top which locks it into the window handle. On the bo...
by Sno' Dog
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Hatch Flaps
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Re: Aft Hatch Flaps

Total cost of flaps was $65 +tax. Flaps were $25/ea, + $15 for 2 pcs of track. I supplied the 6 screws and a tube of silicone sealant. I did the installation myself - while standing in the dinghy! Here's a dimensioned drawing (can't help it, I'm an engineer): http://www.snodoglog.com/images/0318-Fl...
by Sno' Dog
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Hatch Flaps
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Aft Hatch Flaps

Inspired by Harvey Griggs on "Cats Away", I decided to add a set of Aft Hatch Flaps to Sno' Dog . Basically a couple of 4-in x 28-in white vinyl strips above the aft cabin hatches which prevent water from dripping in on the bed when the hatches are left slightly open. Here's what they loo...
by Sno' Dog
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Listing to port
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

Re: Listing to port

Hello Bob & Barbara, Yes, all the 34's have a tendency to list to port. We noticed this on the day we took delivery back in 2006. The solution is to put everything heavy on the starboard side, certainly you want your dinghy oriented with motor to starboard. We try to put only the lightest items...
by Sno' Dog
Mon May 07, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shaft vibration
Replies: 31
Views: 15925

Re: Shaft vibration

Here's a close-up of the new bearing without the Tides Marine seal:

Image

Sno' Dog Henry
by Sno' Dog
Sun May 06, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shaft vibration
Replies: 31
Views: 15925

Re: Shaft vibration

From our Stuart Yacht Harbour LLC invoice - total of parts & labor: Haul & Launch - $204 Running Gear (chk shafts, straighten stbd shaft, fit & face couplings) - $679 Replace Cutlass bearings - $542 Install new forward Cutlass bearings - $409 Replace Tides Marine seals - $374 Alignment ...
by Sno' Dog
Sat May 05, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shaft vibration
Replies: 31
Views: 15925

Re: Shaft vibration

I believe they (Stuart Yacht) did exactly the same thing for us as they did for Catatonic . I relied heavily on their previous experience with this specific problem. For a more detailed explanation of exactly what was done, I'd give Gregg Burdick a call: 772-286-9800, I'm sure he'd be happy to expl...
by Sno' Dog
Fri May 04, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shaft vibration
Replies: 31
Views: 15925

Re: Shaft vibration

After reading Captnautigal's account with Catatonic , I decided to try the same thing with Sno' Dog . We have just completed the same procedure, here's a photo of the completed installation: http://www.snodoglog.com/images/3421-NewShaftBearing-SM.jpg In our case, the primary motivation was to elimi...
by Sno' Dog
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacement LED lights for the Salon
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: Replacement LED lights for the Salon

I just added a page on SnoDogLog devoted to LED Lights.
See: www.snodoglog.com/LED-Lights.html. There's also a video clip of the colorful RGB exterior lights on Tom Mamczur's Katatomic (formerly Tina). Check it out.

Henry
www.snodoglog.com
by Sno' Dog
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacement LED lights for the Salon
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: Replacement LED lights for the Salon

Not sure what you're calling a hockey puck? On our boat, I simply unscrewed the white ring (which allows the clear cover to come off), then I removed the incandescent bulb and inserted the LED, then I put the cover back on. I didn't mess with the reflector - which appears to be part of the fixture ...
by Sno' Dog
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacement LED lights for the Salon
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Replacement LED lights for the Salon

Acting on a tip from Paul Gooding, former owner of PDQ 34-79 "Horizons" , I just replaced my OEM 10-watt incandescent salon lights with LED's. I found replacement "bulbs" which fit right into the existing fixtures - but just barely! Some snipping of the wire pins is necessary, b...
by Sno' Dog
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sharing a French Canal boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: Sharing a French Canal boat

Not yet... Several inquiries, one seriously considering, no final commitment as yet.
Are you interested?
by Sno' Dog
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sharing a French Canal boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: Sharing a French Canal boat

In case you're wondering what our canal boat might look like, here are some photos:

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46-foot Euroclassic Canal Boat "Carol" - our first choice.
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A 45-foot sistership named "Chocolat" which we might also consider.
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Nancy & I are looking forward to this next adventure.
by Sno' Dog
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PDQ and Pearson
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

Re: PDQ and Pearson

Because SnoDogLog has been so consistently upbeat over the years, I've actually been asked (on more than one occasion) if our blog was being supported by PDQ! The answer is, of course, is no. But I admit, we were - and still are - serious enthusiasts and supporters of the PDQ brand. We were very mu...

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