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by duetto
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Diesel Electric Hybrid power
Replies: 5
Views: 233

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: 232

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: 1045

Re: 2006 PDQ 34' Owners Manual

sent via email.
by duetto
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Remove hot water heater
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Remove hot water heater

no not gold, ss. i can only comment on my experience and try to help.....your results may vary :)
by duetto
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Remove hot water heater
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Remove hot water heater

isotemp makes rectangular ones as well as small barrels.
by duetto
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 3340

Re: novacool fridge

the aux fuel tank locker is not vented on hull 23. not sure when that started.
by duetto
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 4173

Re: Electric gremlin

also, water heaters don't care about sine wave. they just use whatever they get.
by duetto
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 4173

Re: Electric gremlin

hi,

one other observation: the genset and shorepower go thru different breakers. not sure how this figures in but it is one difference between what works and what doesn't.
by duetto
Mon May 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Propeller size for the 100 hp engines.
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: Propeller size for the 100 hp engines.

i think duane's referring to cleaning the intake side turbo fan. i've done it on our 75s. on the 75s you remove the aircleaner and then get a small paint brush and a bowl of lacquer thinner or your favorite solvent. you use the brush to bathe the fan with solvent and eliminate any oil and dirt build...
by duetto
Sat May 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: trans oil cooler?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: trans oil cooler?

i'm editting this thread. i said they are type "A" in the top post. that is WRONG they are type "C".
by duetto
Sat May 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: transmission oil cooler?
Replies: 8
Views: 3173

Re: transmission oil cooler?

hi,

they are part# 3367np fig "C" in their catalog. the coolers are dc60. i used perkins power out of jacksonville, fl pete (prichmond@perkinspower.com). they were very good.

before you order, i would measure the ss tubing diameter just to be sure.
by duetto
Thu May 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 3340

Re: novacool fridge

in response to nick's problems, we had trouble this winter. as russ points out in his webpage there are many things to help performance but in our case the root cause of our problem was a corroded connector on the dc power coming in. sprayed with corrosion block and things returned to normal. this f...
by duetto
Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 4173

Re: Electric gremlin

could it be a breaker going bad (i.e. tripping at too low a setting)?
by duetto
Tue May 21, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Operating Generator Underway
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Operating Generator Underway

hi nick, welcome aboard. we have only run the generator once when running and that was for heat. we ran at hull speed or about 7 knots. if your real question is can i run at 13 knots with the generator running the answer is it's all about cooling. the main engines have clam shells covers with slots ...
by duetto
Tue May 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Bahamas crossing

i have to confess i don't know the answer to this after all these years: do the flybridge levers pull out for neutral?