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by John&Ria
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 12
Views: 6378

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: 6378

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: 11
Views: 3163

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: 27
Views: 12113

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: 27
Views: 12113

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: 8425

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: 1457

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: 1457

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: 1505

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...
by John&Ria
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 12113

Re: wiper arms?

Hi Mac, you too eh. I guess that settles it. Did you have much difficulty cutting it with a hacksaw blade?
by John&Ria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 12113

Re: wiper arms?

Thanks for the comments Duane. I removed the second set screw and banged away for awhile today, but unfortunately it was not enough to free the arm. I have a feeling I may have to cut off the existing arm and replace it, as you did.
by John&Ria
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 12113

Re: wiper arms?

It's our turn to replace one of our wiper motors and this thread has been very helpful in pointing us in the right direction. That said I'm still unsure whether to go with the AFI 34000 or AFI 71082 model, both of which I can source at a competitive price in Canada. Their performance specs appear to...
by John&Ria
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Intermittent hour meters
Replies: 1
Views: 3386

Re: Intermittent hour meters

After ongoing issues with our Yanmar hour meters - and online research that indicted any repairs would be temporary at best - I decided to install two independent digital units (purchased online for about $16 each, although cheaper versions are available). I wired each unit to the positive and groun...
by John&Ria
Wed May 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Intermittent hour meters
Replies: 1
Views: 3386

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 9:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maitenance check?
Replies: 6
Views: 3509

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.