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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: 402

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: 279

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: 279

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: 21
Views: 3031

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: 233

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: 233

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: 402

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: 724

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: 724

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: 1140

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: 1140

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
by Jwood1
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: 32 LRC prop pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: 32 LRC prop pitch

Update, I used Coastal Prop in Ft Myers. The props on my 32 LRC are three bladed, 15 x 12. With Yanmar 2GM20s it was only getting 2800 rpm at WOT, clean bottom, clean props. The engines would also smoke. Randy at Coastal performed a calculation based on the max RPM of the 2GM20s and a transmission g...
by Jwood1
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: mainsail
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: mainsail

Drew, this looks like a good solution for the outhaul. I also have the same issue. Do you have a source for reasonably priced jammer cleats? Did you just screw them into the boom?

Jerry
by Jwood1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: 32 LRC prop pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 702

32 LRC prop pitch

I'm curious what prop size and pitch are on your PDQ 32 LRC and what rpm are you getting WOT? My 32 LRC has a three blade prop, 15" diameter, 12 pitch. It only gets 2800 rpm WOT. The Yanmar 2GM20's are supposed to go to 3600 rpm max and develop max HP at 3400. Thus, I think I'm overproped.
by Jwood1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 21
Views: 3031

Re: PDQ32+

Looks nice. I'm thinking of having it done on my new 32 LRC. I'm thinking that with the extra weight in the LRC this would be even more of a benefit. Amytom, was yours a DIY or did you have it done? I have zero experience with fiberglass and will need to find someone in Florida to do it. Any recomme...

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