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by John&Ria
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bottom paint above water line...
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Bottom paint above water line...

Makala, for what it's worth I have used ablative paint on my various boats for many years, and find that from time to time I have similar cracking of the paint. Occasionally it will be below the waterline, but usually it is at or just above the waterline. I suspect this is mostly due to imperfection...
by John&Ria
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sticky white vinyl ceilings
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Sticky white vinyl ceilings

Dick, thanks for sharing this useful tip. We've had a very sticky and dirty patch by the side of the entry door that's been bugging me since forever. I've had no success removing it with anything else, so will definitely try this the next time we visit the boat. Hope all goes well for you and Carol....
by John&Ria
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Bottom Paint

Ditto what Duetto does for the running gear, only we use the Martyr brand of zinc spray. This works well in our Pacific Northwest waters.

For bottom paint, we now use Petit Horizons. Very similar results to Micron CSC, but less expensive. One and a half gallons every two years.
by John&Ria
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Re: Sliding Door Alignment

Mac, A few years ago we also had a persistent leak that was ending up at the base of the entryway stairs. I finally determined that the entry point for the water was the base of the radar mast, where the bolts had loosened. After applying new caulking to the bolts and retightening them the leak disa...
by John&Ria
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment

I've not kept close track of how often we need to align the rudders, but I would estimate it to be once or twice a 500-1000 mile season, perhaps more when we are travelling longer distances, such as on our trip to Alaska. We also check and top up the hydraulic fluid at least once a year.

John
by John&Ria
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Hole Screens
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Port Hole Screens

We purchased screens for our oval stainless steel portlights from Pompanette (603-826-5791). The item number listed on the invoice was S717-SCREEN. The cost in 2015 was $10.85 each.

John
by John&Ria
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 12
Views: 8675

Re: iPad navigation program

Thanks for the input. It looks like this decision is a no-brainer.

John
by John&Ria
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 12
Views: 8675

Re: iPad navigation program

Due to an operating update to my iPad, I recently lost access to Garmin Bluecharts, which I've used for route planning and as a backup to our primary (Navionics) navigation system on the chart-plotter. I'm currently testing the Navionics Boating Marine & Lakes app under their free trial offer. So fa...
by John&Ria
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Deck Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

Re: Deck Storage

Hi Nick, We have taken a simple approach on His Idea: 1) we carry a large paddle board which we attach vertically to the starboard rail with two bungee cords (similar to Mac's picture of his kayak, only the board is flatter, which takes up less deck space); when using the lower helm for piloting, wh...
by John&Ria
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 28
Views: 17282

Re: wiper arms?

Hi John, That's a wise idea with the lubricants. I more or less did the same with mine. Hopefully it will make the process easier next time. By the way, are you planning to attend the PDQ owners gathering in January? Although it's a bit of a long hike for me, I'm thinking about making the trip. If y...
by John&Ria
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 28
Views: 17282

Re: wiper arms?

Hi John, I went with Marinco/AFI, model 34000 for the motor, and model 33037A for the wiper. Although this is the 'unsealed' (and less expensive) version of the motor, I think it's totally adequate given the protected mounting locations on the PDQ. Because my starboard side unit has now also failed,...
by John&Ria
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 12288

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

When our original variable-speed pump began to fail back in 2013 we had James Power install a new constant flow pump, along with an accumulator tank. The pump is from West Marine, model 32620-3000, with a 4.0 GPM rating. We've found this provides enough pressure and flow for our needs. Although it's...
by John&Ria
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing Flybridge icemaker
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: Removing Flybridge icemaker

Thanks for sharing your experience and the photo Russ, it will help guide our preparations for the job.

The new fridge looks good!

Cheers,

John
by John&Ria
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing Flybridge icemaker
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Removing Flybridge icemaker

Our flybridge icemaker is rarely used and not looking in good shape. We've decided to remove it and put the space to better use. I'm wondering if anyone else has tackled this job and could share their experience, good or bad.

Thanks.

John
by John&Ria
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: sugested dinghy size
Replies: 3
Views: 2347

Re: sugested dinghy size

Hi David, A number of years ago a former PDQ owner posted a pretty comprehensive analysis of this topic on his blog site (http://snodoglog.com/). I believe it's still there if you're interested. After a fair amount of research we recently replaced our original fiberglass dinghy with an aluminum hull...