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by duetto
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Engine Panels

hi tim,

first, i admit to being ignorant on the basic issues.

how does this affect your upper helm, if at all?

also, on the temp sender, how does it deal with F/C?
by duetto
Wed May 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: places to stay in the FL keys?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: places to stay in the FL keys?

last fall we looked into 2 marinas on stock island (...village marina & no sure of other). they are directly across from each other on stock island. both could handle us no problem. we have friends who have both stayed at both and loved them both.
by duetto
Tue May 26, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Coolant Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Engine Coolant Pump

we replaced one years ago. we have 75s but i think they must be very similar. we used a genuine yanmar because we were in bahamas and didn't want to risk a problem. bottom line, it's pretty straight forward.
by duetto
Sat May 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool (Replaced)
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Nova Kool (Replaced)

we've had the fridge in and out twice. don't remember if i took slider off or not but screen definitely did not come off. we don't have an opening center window, so that was not an option.
by duetto
Wed May 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: tv dish on boat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: tv dish on boat?

hi rafe, good to hear from you. i'm familiar with the tailgater and its winegard equivalent. i was all set to pull the trigger when i called the winegard tech support and asked what happens when you have a total loss of signal, namely does it automatically re-acquire. his answer was no, you have to ...
by duetto
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: tv dish on boat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

tv dish on boat?

hi all, we have used our dishtv dish antennae mounted on a dock piling for 10 years. we have changed marinas and can no longer mount the dish on dock/piling. we used tv over wifi this winter and i'm not totally satisfied. my question: has anyone used a "normal" dish on the boat at the dock? if so, h...
by duetto
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Charging from Portable Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Charging from Portable Generator

hi, years ago we had a xantrex. you could put it in a mode where it "got out of the way". in this mode electricity just bypassed it. i would test a 110v light bulb in any socket with your charger/inverter shut off. if the light bulb works then electricity is flowing past the xantrex. if that's the c...
by duetto
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Florida Storage

alan,

seems like you're satisfied, so we'll give it a try next season.
by duetto
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Florida Storage

alan,

so the dehumidifier you referenced keeps humidity where you want it for the whole summer? we have used the std room size stand up unit. i would like the smaller format if it works. do you know what percent humidity it keeps the room at?
by duetto
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Florida Storage

hi nick, first, we're in river forest in stuart and they have power but not sure about room. you might want to call. if you do, ask for george. you can tell him i recommended them. not sure if it will help. as to damp rid, we used it the first year we stored out of the water in fl. the yard we were ...
by duetto
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Florida Storage

hi nick, we've stored in fl in the summers for the last 10 years, 9 with electricity. we're in stuart on the east coast but i suspect much of florida is the same. we've had luck with a dehumidifier, set at 60%. no mold, it actually seems like arizona. we've always stored outdoors, out of the water (...
by duetto
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Water
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Effective Water

hi all,

over the last 15 years diane and i have consistently recorded a water usage of 10 gals a day and we've anchored out for 5-6 days in exumas. our usage includes 2 showers, coffee, etc. and dish washes. i created a dowel marked with 1/4 tank markings and it works for us.
by duetto
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Effective Fuel

hi nick, don't know if you saw this. i have complete article if you want. Effective 0900 tomorrow (Tue 3/24) the Bahamas is closing its borders and no foreigners may land by private vessel or any other means. Also, there is a 24/ curfew as well as many other restrictions. Those of us already here ar...
by duetto
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Effective Fuel

hi duane, when we went for survey with minimum weight we made 18.5 knots. when we cruise to bahamas we're fully loaded fuel, water, 6 months provisions, 10.5 ' rib with 15 hp, bikes, etc. for the past 2 days we crossed florida and we ran both days at 14+. i remember talking to pdq at a boat show and...
by duetto
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Effective Fuel

we have the 75 hp and 3 blades. we generally cruise at 13.5 knots which equates to 3350 rpm. at this speed we have averaged 2.4 nautical mpg for 15 years. included in this number is idling into and out of harbors, docking, etc. based on 125 usable gals this would give 300 nm range.