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by maxicrom
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1993 PDQ36 "Here's 2 Life" is SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 3966

Re: 1993 PDQ36 "Here's 2 Life" is for sale

Looks great!
I hope ours turns out as nice... we're on the hard since last fall. Hope to get a bunch of maintenance done next summer.
by maxicrom
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Kayaks
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: Kayaks

We have a couple of Hobies, a tandem standard and a older fisherman with the pedals (flippers) - my wife loves the pedal model, and I have to admit it's hard to keep up with her paddling. They are well made and will last a long time - they take up a lot of room but do fit across the trampoline. We d...
by maxicrom
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Harken Roller Furling
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: Harken Roller Furling

Thanks, I've just never done it before... I figured it can't be that bad.
by maxicrom
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Harken Roller Furling
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Harken Roller Furling

How difficult is it to drop the headsail?
by maxicrom
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: propellers for the Yanmar engines on the 36 LRC
Replies: 4
Views: 5751

Re: propellers for the Yanmar engines on the 36 LRC

I have a 3 Blade Maxi-Prop and aside from the time and effort to replace the bearings it works great. II the Max is a 1991 and I think this was installed by the original owner, so I may have been the 1st to rebuild it. We have a single Yanmar in the port hull, and it's been pretty decent for the few...
by maxicrom
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Buying. Understanding ownership costs.
Replies: 13
Views: 6275

Re: Buying. Understanding ownership costs.

For the last 10 years we've kept our PDQ 36 in DC as our "condo" - taking small trips in the summer but basically using it 4 nights a week and while not crusing getting a pretty good use for our investment. And... as you say it's way cooler to live on boat. My wife was a liveabord in DC wh...
by maxicrom
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Buying. Understanding ownership costs.
Replies: 13
Views: 6275

Re: Buying. Understanding ownership costs.

Your numbers on the loan and insurance are probabaly OK, What you probably need to figure is that you are going to find areas where there are no anchorages and have to rent a slip. Also where will your home port be? Yacht Club, marina, mooring, etc...? At the yacht club where we keep our PDQ 36 in D...
by maxicrom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Making a PDQ Altair 34
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Making a PDQ Altair 34

Great info...

Very much like my vision of the final hard top project... this one will be an intermediate step and actually be a Bimini "firm" top.

Mike
by maxicrom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Lifespan of original flex solar panels
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Lifespan of original flex solar panels

Does anyone know what the expected lifespan of the OEM flexible solar panels is (and durability)? Ours seem to still output a charge, though not much. The wires are in pretty rough shape from UV and I'm surprised the mast base connector works at all. Reason I'm asking is that these are nice and ligh...
by maxicrom
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Making a PDQ Altair 34
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Making a PDQ Altair 34

Thanks Drew,

That project is near the end of our To-Do list - will start on the hard Bimini next week. Extensions would be a few years out, so there's plenty of design time.

8)

Mike
by maxicrom
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: pdq36.com
Replies: 11
Views: 6320

Re: pdq36.com

Looks great! Glad to see the site activity picking up again...
by maxicrom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Making a PDQ Altair 34
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Making a PDQ Altair 34

Drew, Looks really nice, are you still in Deale? We're planning on hauling at Herrington over the winter and it would be cool to check out your design. At some point I'd like to extend our stern but we would need a solution that would add some lift to the stern. II the Max sit's a little low aft due...
by maxicrom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bedding the forward baby stay
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Bedding the forward baby stay

Thanks Sam, I figured that this has been dealt with. My guess is that we've been lucky for so long because II the Max was never cruised extensibly. Next year we're hoping to get some more sailing time in, we're moving her from the Potomac up to the bay near our house. So as they say "it'sa time...
by maxicrom
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Source for crossbeam??
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Source for crossbeam??

Here's a picture taken during the repair process.
by maxicrom
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Refrigerator Door Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: Refrigerator Door Seal

Not sure what area you are in, but I found a local source for rolls of industrial grade gasket material by searching for rubber gasket products on the web. Ours is the old style box with the lifting cover, and I installed 7/16" by 1/2" wide gasket material around the door and it seals pret...

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