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by duetto
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 4094

Re: Florida Storage

hi all,

fup on james' comment. we have the pro mariner setup on our "other" boat and have experienced the tripping that james described. one way around it is to disable the power to the promariner monitor. the monitor is what trips the breaker.
by duetto
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Interested in selling?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Interested in selling?

hi bryan,

i see your ct area code. where will you keep it? we have our non-pdq in mystic.
by duetto
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dinghy Hoist

the st croix davits pivot so you can put lift points where needed
by duetto
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dinghy Hoist

mac, over our 15 years of cruising, diane and i have agreed that "if it ain't simple it won't work/get used". the engine end is the issue. even at 8:1 is just ok...and we've bought into it. i've thought about taking one of my old sheet winches and welding a mount to davit. given we're mid-70s we'll ...
by duetto
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dinghy Hoist

hi mac, below is a pic of our dinghy setup. i apologize for it being upside down but i couldn't figure out what's wrong. it's a west marine 10'4" rib. the davits are st croix. the stern is an 8:1 and the bow is 3:1. i added pad eyes in the bow floor with a bridle. i keep stern lower at the dock to h...
by duetto
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Area Rugs
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Area Rugs

we don't have "full" area rugs we have 2-34"x20". one at bottom of cockpit steps and the other at bottom of the salon steps, port to star.
by duetto
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Removing and installing shafts

got it!
by duetto
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Removing and installing shafts

hi james,

just curious. why does mid-shaft bearing factor into removing or not removing the props?
by duetto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Interior cabinet paint
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Interior cabinet paint

my wife did the interior of cabinets on our powercat. she used a restoleum classic white enamel.
by duetto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Removing and installing shafts

i forgot, you need to split & remove the transmission coupling. this could be easy or hard. get some pb blaster and soak it. you may need a "bridge tool" and a big socket to improvise a puller.
by duetto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing and installing shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Removing and installing shafts

hi,

you don't need to remove the shafts to replace the seals. you just have to remove the prop and slide shaft back enough to remove and replace with new seal. i did this myself about 10 years ago.
by duetto
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PSS Seal Size or Part Number
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: PSS Seal Size or Part Number

hi doug, we switched to pss around 12 years ago because i thought that the pss could handle slight mis-alignment better than tides, and they are to a small extent. even with pss we had leaking in rough conditions. the fix finally came with the mid-shaft bearing. since you already have it, i'd be che...
by duetto
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PSS Seal Size or Part Number
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: PSS Seal Size or Part Number

hi,

haven't looked at our pss for years. one dimension is shaft size (owner's manual or search forum) and other is the stern-tube dia.

i do know cutlass bearing is BITE.

curious, why switch to pss?
by duetto
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: PDQ 34 information
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: PDQ 34 information

hi,

i'm the wrong one to answer your detail questions. you should probably get on the sailcat 36 forum and post your questions. i'm not sure how many actually visit this forum.

good luck.
by duetto
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: PDQ 34 information
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: PDQ 34 information

hi,

i believe that the early boats were 34'. pdq stretched it to 36' soon after. basically it's the same boat. i'm sure more knowledgable owners will fill you in on details.