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by lauraj
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: removing/replacing stantion bases
Replies: 1
Views: 223

removing/replacing stantion bases

We started to remove the stantions to replace some and to rebed the bases. We have tried a lot of different things, but it seems that the SS bolts have become one with the Alum. bases. Has anyone found a solution (other than drilling)? Does anyone know of a source for replacement bases? It sits over...
by lauraj
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: New Rudder Quadrant
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: New Rudder Quadrant

We had ours made at https://edsonmarine.com/products/sailboat-steering-wheels/steering-hardware/quadrants-radial-drive-wheels/ Note: not 100% thrilled. they goofed the measurement by a small number and we had to cut the openings for the steering bar so that it could move the complete distance. the a...
by lauraj
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Replacement Engine(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Re: Replacement Engine(s)

we may be picking up one for us on our drive down to FL. where are you?
by lauraj
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Steering quadrant replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 3490

update -Steering quadrant replacement?

Lewmar made the new one, but the angle of the attachment arm for the steer bar was a little off.
Works, but had to enlarge hole for steering bar.
by lauraj
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: New engines - source? and market for the old ones?
Replies: 14
Views: 5827

Re: New engines - source? and market for the old ones?

Did same with Andy..NOTE....check if your remote handle assembly and motor being replaced uses a "pull" or "push" for the cable to change gear. Not a big change, but a royal pain if you are trying to figure out why the cable won't work and you don't know which the old motor used ...
by lauraj
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Which route to lower Caribbean for PDQ's
Replies: 5
Views: 3795

Re: Which route to lower Caribbean for PDQ's

Had no issue getting insurance (2 companies). both allowed 300 miles from shore without rider (so northern route is no issue).
by lauraj
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Anchoring a Cat...Correctly
Replies: 22
Views: 11026

Re: Anchoring a Cat...Correctly

Our boat came with a bridle that has a very nice stainless steel chain hook. (centered on eye spices and a ring)
Just hook the chain link between the prongs and tension does the rest. Very quick to set and take off in emergency.
by lauraj
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Older fridge door gasket / sealing / insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 4299

Older fridge door gasket / sealing / insulation

wow..the crickets are deafening..... ANYONE? we have the same fridge (1990) and it looks like the last time, the owner used the kind of foam gasket sealant that is used along the top of a truck bed to secure/waterproof a camper shell. It is sticky backed and they placed it along the lid (about an in...
by lauraj
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: rear steps ( 34' no extensions) leaking?
Replies: 0
Views: 5418

rear steps ( 34' no extensions) leaking?

We have been trying to resolve the water intrusion in the rear compartments. We have two possibles left....the inspection ports themselves could be leaking (but then the water should fill above the outside water line) OR The seal around the back step/ladder panel must be leaking. (but then why are w...
by lauraj
Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Water in the hulls?
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: Water in the hulls?

We are on year two of our "hull water" issue. At this point, we just have it on the schedule the every time we anchor for more than a day or two, we pump out the forward and aft compartments. We have replaced bolts and resealed areas in the forward toe rails and filled in the screw holes f...
by lauraj
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 9.9 Yamaha propellers
Replies: 1
Views: 2041

9.9 Yamaha propellers

down in the FL keys.. 9.9 Yamaha propellers
2 -11 3/4X12 1/4 Boats.net# 6G8-45945-00-00 --$100 ea plastic
1 -11-3/4"X7-R Boats.net# 69G-45943-00-00 -- $120 alum.
by lauraj
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Replacement sheaves for Offshore Spars std rig
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

Re: Replacement sheaves for Offshore Spars std rig

another contact for custom sized Delrin Sheaves.....http://www.zephyrwerks.com/
Ed can make what ever size, dimensions and grove depth you need. A bit high on price, but fast and very accommodating.
by lauraj
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Steering quadrant replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 3490

Re: Steering quadrant replacement?

Final result. Lewmar is going to weld a plate (for the arm to the steering rod) onto the top of their quadrant.
price $650.
by lauraj
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Prop pitch on 9.9
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Prop pitch on 9.9

buying new 9.9 yam. dealer says prop comes with 11 3/4 x 7 previous prop on 2003 was 11 1/4 x9 1/4.
Joe at Shipyard says that engine cannot handle larger pitch. (old engine also has option for 12 pitch)

Anyone have insight/experience as to which pitch would or would not be best?
by lauraj
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: length of anchor chain
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

length of anchor chain

I saw a couple old posts but nothing definitive.
Anyone ever come to a conclusion on how much anchor chain is needed (figure Caribbean islands and Keys--ie. 20ft depth max)
and at what point the chain length just becomes additional weight where rope rode would be just as effective?

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