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by duetto
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dining table conversion to bed
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Dining table conversion to bed

am i correct in assuming that you DON'T have the older u-shaped dinette?
by duetto
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: wiper arms?

hi all, i just finished replacing 2 of the 3 wiper motors on our 2003. duetto came with the afi wipers with the 4 bars on the cover. i decided to go with the afi mrv (mod 34000). this was based on the fact that a) john&ria had already installed a set b) it was available at defender whereas the equiv...
by duetto
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Repowering with 4jh110 motors
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Repowering with 4jh110 motors

search the forum. at least one person documented doing it and included the yard he used.
by duetto
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: wiper arms?

hi john,

we may be there. we have a 2 week cruise from stuart to miami area and back planned and the gathering is right in the middle. we're still thinking.
by duetto
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: wiper arms?

hi john, thanks for the info. i'm going with the 34000. i replaced arms 4 years ago. when i re-assembled the new arms i used lot's of anti-seize on the splines and the base of the arm and allen screws. i also used waterproof grease where the shaft exits the brass housing. when i removed the arm this...
by duetto
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: wiper arms?

hi john&ria,

which model did you decide to go with? i'm facing the same decision.
by duetto
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 27
Views: 6936

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

i would also check the inlet to the racor. i read about a clog at the inlet. i think there is a ball shutoff of some sort. good luck and report back.
by duetto
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 27
Views: 6936

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

hi,

could the deformed racor be from too much vacuum. in an earlier post mentioned vacuum gauges. do they read normal?
by duetto
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dometic Holding Tank Sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Dometic Holding Tank Sensors

hi mac,

not sure but you might adapt this:

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?pa ... id=1345528
by duetto
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dingy motor hoist
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Dingy motor hoist

i agree with thinwater. we've carried our 10'6" west rib w/15 hp 2 stroke on davits for 13 years . we've crossed the gulfstream 26 times. if you TOTALLY immobilize the dinghy once it's up the davits are more than up to the load.
by duetto
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: stuffing box lock nut
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: stuffing box lock nut

i think my steps mentioned above still apply. you need to get 2 substantial wrenches which allow enough throw. soak the nuts with pb blaster and tap with a hammer periodically.

on another note, what hull number do you have?
by duetto
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: stuffing box lock nut
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: stuffing box lock nut

hi, are you asking about the propeller shaft or rudder shaft? is it leaking? if so, you want to adjust. if it's the rudder, you'll need 2 wrenches and be able to slide back in there (at least on the port side). as i recall the lock nut is on the bottom, so hold the top nut and try and turn the botto...
by duetto
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Diesel Electric Hybrid power
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Diesel Electric Hybrid power

a few years back i had lengthy discussions about this with dick vermullen (maine cat) when he was designing the prototype powercat. his plan was just as described, a constantly running generator powering 2 electric motors. after a couple of years of changes he gave up and went with diesels. he found...
by duetto
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A/C Units humidity control
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: A/C Units humidity control

hi,

i believe the temp sensor is located in the wall control, at least it is on the marine air unit i'm looking at. if cruise-air is different, not sure where it is.
by duetto
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2006 PDQ 34' Owners Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: 2006 PDQ 34' Owners Manual

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