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by Jwood1
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Do you have an adjustable forestay?
Replies: 0
Views: 190

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: 488

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: 488

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: 745

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: 745

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: 572

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: 680

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: 572

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: 9
Views: 2168

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...
by Jwood1
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Blocking for PDQ 32 LRC
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Blocking for PDQ 32 LRC

Well, I finally did it. I bought a '97 PDQ 32 LRC, previously named Island Fever, soon to be re-named Terrapin. She will be located in Punta Gorda and kept on the hard this first summer at Safe Cove Boat Storage (5 months). My first question: The PDQ 32 manual recommends supporting the boat with two...
by Jwood1
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 32 Classic #3 Catrina for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2766

Re: 32 Classic #3 Catrina for Sale

May I ask why you replaced the Yamaha's with Tohatsu? How do they differ?

Thanks
Jerry
by Jwood1
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

I believe that at one point the 8 was the only thing available that would fit. The 9.9 at that point was a detuned 15 and too big. I could be wrong though. The two boats I'm looking at were well after the 9.9 was standard. One is a '95 and one is a 2000. The ad for the 2000 boat says the Yamaha 8's...
by Jwood1
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

I'm still looking at PDQ 32's and I have seen quite a few with Yamaha 8s instead of 9.9s. Are the 8's just 9.9s with different carburation? I'm not sure why someone would want to sacrifice HP, however small. Is there another reason why one would choose the 8 over the 9.9? Price, fuel economy etc? Sh...
by Jwood1
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Cockpit table?
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Cockpit table?

I am in the market for a PDQ 32 and looking at all the different boats, I have yet to see one with a table in the cockpit, though I'm sure that some of you have solved that problem with a removable pedestal or something. Eating out in the cockpit at a table is one of my favorite times on a boat, asi...
by Jwood1
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PDQ's at Strictly Sail?
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

PDQ's at Strictly Sail?

Hello I have been lurking on this board for a couple of years, learning everything I can about PDQ (32s and 36's). I've bareboated Lagoons and Mahe's, and looked at several PDQs but have yet to sail on one. I will be at Strictly Sail in Miami and have a free day on Tuesday the 18th. I thought I'd ch...

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