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by Jwood1
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

Thanks, that helps a lot. I like the way it is angled back to the edge of the raised deck area. This means you can open the top hatch as well as the cockpit hatch in the stateroom when it is raining, big advantage IMO. I am hoping to design my install to allow me to roll up sections when sailing to ...
by Jwood1
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: 36 LRC battery wiring?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: 36 LRC battery wiring?

On the 32 LRC both sets of batteries are in the cockpit lockers where the outboards would be in the Classic. My starting batteries are on the port side and the house bank is on the starboard side, so it is easy to run the jumper cables across the cockpit. Terrapin is on the hard all summer long due ...
by Jwood1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

I'm planning on having a local canvas shop custom make a rear cockpit enclosure but I would love to see how others are designed. Does anyone have pictures of their enclosures?
by Jwood1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: 36 LRC battery wiring?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: 36 LRC battery wiring?

Hey Chicagocat I have a 32LRC but I believe my batteries are wired the same way: 2 starting batteries in the port cockpit locker with not one, but two 1-2-Both switches! 4 6V golf cart batteries in starboard locker for house bank with their own 1-2-Both switch. The two banks are separate: port alt c...
by Jwood1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Do you have an adjustable forestay?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Do you have an adjustable forestay?

Well, I didn't watch when they (Mack Sails) removed the old furler, but I take their word for it that there wasn't one. The new furler they put on is a Harken ESP1. You can install it without a turnbuckle or with an adapter that allows the turnbuckle to be accessed under the furler. They installed i...
by Jwood1
Thu May 31, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

My port cockpit lazerette has 2 starting batteries, the house bank is in the starboard lazerette. Although it is in a relatively protected cockpit, it is still more exposed to the elements and possible corrosion. I would be concerned about mounting the watermaker there. I was also thinking of locati...
by Jwood1
Tue May 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Watermaker for a 32?

I'm considering a watermaker, specifically the Spectra Ventura 200T for my 32. I'm wondering if anyone here has installed one and where they installed the various components?
by Jwood1
Tue May 29, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 3338

Re: PDQ32+

Amytom I am thinking of adding an arch to my 32. It currently has a wind gen on a pole and a solar panel just above the davits. Unfortunately, the PO used galvanized steel pipe for the pole and painted it. The paint is peeling and I'm sure it weighs a ton. I'm thinking of removing the pole and putti...
by Jwood1
Tue May 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Riggers in Southwest Florida?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Riggers in Southwest Florida?

Thanks. I called Anthony and will be meeting him in July to replace my shrouds.
by Jwood1
Mon May 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Riggers in Southwest Florida?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Riggers in Southwest Florida?

Can anyone recommend a rigger in Southwest Florida? Onboard Rigging in Cape Coral was recommended to me. Does anyone have experience with them?

Thanks
by Jwood1
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Do you have an adjustable forestay?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Do you have an adjustable forestay?

I recently got new sails from Mack Sails, main, 120% genoa and spiniker. I also got a new roller furling. Of course, when they put the new roller furling on, they put on a new head stay. They matched the length with the old stay. This was done on the hard. Once in the water and testing the new sails...
by Jwood1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: 3m Vinyl - Trim-line
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: 3m Vinyl - Trim-line

It's all doable, just takes some elbow grease.

I'm curious, did someone sail your PDQ to Australia or was it shipped?
by Jwood1
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: 3m Vinyl - Trim-line
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: 3m Vinyl - Trim-line

I spent 5 days on the hard last November removing vinyl stripes including some wide curves running all along the sides. It was 20 years old and faded and cracked. I must have tried every solvent known to man and every technique posted on forums. The problem with old vinyl is that the vinyl tends to ...
by Jwood1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

These lights sound perfect. I just ordered a set. Thanks for the tip!
by Jwood1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

Virtually all of these bulbs can be replaced with LED's. Just take out the bulb and measure carefully and order the LED equivalent. No need to change out the fixture. This is a good source of LED bulbs:
http://www.doctorled.com/p2.htm

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