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by John&Ria
Wed May 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Intermittent hour meters
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Intermittent hour meters

I would be interested to hear from anyone who has experienced intermittent operation with their digital hour meters, and if so whether you've been successful in correcting the problem. Ours are fading in and out more frequently now, and it is not clear whether they are recording data any longer. Our...
by John&Ria
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maitenance check?
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Maitenance check?

Mac, ours are glued also. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable screwing them to the the base of the hull.
by John&Ria
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replaced the water heater
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Replaced the water heater

A second for James' suggestion. We placed starboard under our heater a few years ago when we observed the exterior was starting to rust. This has significantly slowed the deterioration process.
by John&Ria
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replaced the water heater
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Replaced the water heater

Thanks Duane, that gives me a good target price when I start my search locally.
by John&Ria
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

Hi Mac, We had the transmission fluid and filters replaced last year, and have been doing it about every 2 years since we purchased the boat. I believe the ZF manual I have says every 1000 hours. I also heard from Tri-County when I purchased the parts in Bellingham (cheaper than in Vancouver) that i...
by John&Ria
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replaced the water heater
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Replaced the water heater

Thanks for sharing your experience Duane. My heater will also need to be replaced soon and I was interested to hear it was not too difficult a job. Can you share what it cost to purchase the replacement Kuuma unit?

John
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop pitch for 110hp engines
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Prop pitch for 110hp engines

Larry,

We have the 110 hp Yanmar diesels (4JH4-HTE) on His Idea. Our props - on the boat since new in 2007 - are 17 x 17 4-bladed 'Hi-Torq'.

Cheers,

John
by John&Ria
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Mac, I'm definitely no expert, however research and reading I've done over the years suggests that catamarans are designed for lighter weight and perform better when not loaded down with too much stuff (my experience has also been different than yours - I find that His Idea rides and performs better...
by John&Ria
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Most marine outlets in Vancouver have them available as singles. I bought a couple so I would have a spare just in case.
by John&Ria
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Yes, we use the same windlass you do Mac, and the split link has worked just fine - never a problem running through the gypsy.

John
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Mac, I went with the Crosby G335 (http://www.thecrosbygroup.com/products/rigging-components/links/crosby-335-galvanized-missing-link-replacement-links/). Although a split link will not be as strong as a complete forged link (this is the focus of most of the 'con' opinions out there), what convinced ...
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, Good to hear the pictures were of help. Yes, the last three show the front and back of the fitting, which is identical to what you have for the transom shower head. As an aside, I have fashioned additional 'rings' out of starboard to cover the front of the fittings here and on the transom. I di...
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: Anchor Rode Options

Mac, Last year I spliced in 100' of additional 5/16" chain to provide us the capacity to handle the deeper anchorages and bigger tides we expected on our trip to SE Alaska. This gave me 150' of chain and about 125' of 5/8" rode. This was a compromise between not adding too much weight whil...
by John&Ria
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, I was on my way to the boat today and took the following pictures. The first two pictures show the hose going through the aft bulkhead of the tank storage area and routed to the adjacent storage compartment at the rear, however I'm sure you could go from a hookup at the left tank directly throu...
by John&Ria
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, Our BBQ set up is configured very similar to the way you envision (the hose connection at the tank shares the main regulator and solenoid, but this is not an issue for you). I believe this was done at the factory for the original owner. I can take pictures of how the hose is routed, etc. the ne...

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