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by NautiBits
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacement engines
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Replacement engines

They posted the wrong picture. Although they describe it as an XPB and XPA, there is no XPA version. The write up describes it as a remote model that requires control cables. Tiller models do not need that. I suppose someone would call if interested. I would. :idea:
by NautiBits
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Replacement Engines for 32 Altair
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: Replacement Engines for 32 Altair

The 2016 and newer T9.9 XPB (remote, long shaft) fit better than the mid 2000 era engines. They come with the ten pin connector, which was plug-and-play on my 2000 PDQ36. They do not have manual choke, so you will need a 'push-to-choke' ignition switch. You could probably pull the manual choke rod o...
by NautiBits
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No manual choke on 2016 Yamaha 9.9 XPB
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: No manual choke on 2016 Yamaha 9.9 XPB

I'm going to delay the change of ignition switch since I can manually rotate the choke into position if needed.

I'm still interested in any ideas you may have.

Thanks.
by NautiBits
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No manual choke on 2016 Yamaha 9.9 XPB
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: No manual choke on 2016 Yamaha 9.9 XPB

2016 T9.9 XPB only has electric choke, i guess. Here is a pic.
Carb side small.jpg
by NautiBits
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No manual choke on 2016 Yamaha 9.9 XPB
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

No manual choke on 2016 Yamaha 9.9 XPB

I just replaced old T8s with manual choke with new T9.9s with no manual choke. My 2000 PDQ36 has the standard single key switches that do not have the 'push-to-choke' option. Has anybody else dealt with this? I'm guessing the only option is to replace the old ignition switches with new ones with the...
by NautiBits
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing Fixed Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Replacing Fixed Windows

So, you think 1/8" is enough?

We've got some evidence to support this.

I'll try it.
by NautiBits
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing Fixed Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Replacing Fixed Windows

I found this reference from Dow Corning: https://www.dowcorning.com/content/publishedlit/62-1112-construction-us-tech-manual.pdf I think it says minimum gap and grip are both 1/4". It specifically talks to the much heavier plates on the outside of skyscrapers. Nothing about the lighter lexan ap...
by NautiBits
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing Fixed Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Replacing Fixed Windows

On this page https://blog.koehlmann.ca/marine-maintenance/replacing-the-main-port-windows/ , Koehlmann suggests "about a 1/4 inch" of space is needed for correct bonding. Iriemon from this forum suggests 1/8" is sufficient: http://www.pdqforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2968&p=1...
by NautiBits
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing Fixed Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Replacing Fixed Windows

Hi Drew, Although I'm not replacing the portlights now, I am interested in using Dow 795 to adhere the existing portlights. This article by Don Casey in Sail Magazine describes a method using Dow 795 and VHB tape: http://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/maintenance/replacing-fixed-portlights/ I have not yet...
by NautiBits
Thu May 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?

The sails I replaced were Triton made.

I'll keep them for emergencies.
by NautiBits
Wed May 17, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?

I am a second owner. The sails on my boat looked original. The PO {and initial PDQ customer} could not confirm this because he escaped to the great beyond. So,I replaced with what was on the boat. The manual (2 available on pdq36.com) does not address the possible original(design) recommendations. S...
by NautiBits
Sun May 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: PDQ 36 mainsail dacron weight?

I just had my sails replaced in November. 7.4 ounce for the Mainsail, 6.4 ounce for the Genoa. We just copied the originals. I hope this helps.

Joe Mc
by NautiBits
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: T8 Power Tilt Motor maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

T8 Power Tilt Motor maintenance

Howdy folks! Louise, my port engine, was stuck in a midway position. She was just enough in the water to get some serious STDs, but not far enough to do anything worthwhile. Louise and friends small.jpg So I tried a couple of different wiring combinations to troubleshoot the switches. it was not the...
by NautiBits
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Re: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

I've got older T8s on my 36. They work fine and came with the boat. I've lived on the boat for three years now. When they die, I'll replace with the 9.9s. Why? POWER.Who knows,may come back to 8s after that. BTW, hit 9 knots today! Gradually reduced sail to second reef and about 50% Genny and sailed...

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