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by duetto
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth porthole arms
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Berth porthole arms

mac,

on our mainship i've resorted to using a small pair of channel locks to undo when bound tight. we're on the mainship this week, i'll experiment with lube and report back.

btw, my initial confusion was the same as alan's.
by duetto
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth porthole arms
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Berth porthole arms

hi mac, i wasn't following this until i saw you pics. i assume that you're trying to eliminate the "binding" or sticking in the screw sleeve that occurs when the hatches are loaded. the dilemma is to lube the twist thread without getting lube on the shaft which might lead to slippage. we've never ha...
by duetto
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Storage around lower helm seat
Replies: 9
Views: 5196

Re: Storage around lower helm seat

always the contrariin (is that a word?), we drive from the inside a lot and would only give it up if it could be a dual use seat.
by duetto
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Storage around lower helm seat
Replies: 9
Views: 5196

Re: Storage around lower helm seat

heh gusto, sorry i missed your post. send picks to jndbusiness@gmail.com. thanks
by duetto
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Factory wiring schematic
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Factory wiring schematic

it's in the owner's manual. if you pm me with an email address or just post it here, i will send a electronic copy.
by duetto
Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar starter relay
Replies: 17
Views: 875

Re: Yanmar starter relay

hi mac,

did you ever get to the bottom of your starting problem?
by duetto
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Lightweight Dinghy
Replies: 13
Views: 2169

Re: Lightweight Dinghy

hi mike,

one thing i've been doing for quite sometime is bringing the dinghy alongside at night to avoid what you experienced. my main concern was needing to reverse in the middle of the night in an anchorage and getting the dinghy line wrapped on a prop.
by duetto
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

mike,

is the fiberglass (stern tube) holding the cutlass bearing still in tact? can't think of any fiberglass thing that would be there.
by duetto
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Tightening Alternator Belt
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Tightening Alternator Belt

mac,

plz let us know how they work. i may try the gates myself.
by duetto
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Tightening Alternator Belt
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Tightening Alternator Belt

so mac are you going to get and use the tool?
by duetto
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Tightening Alternator Belt
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Tightening Alternator Belt

i have never used a belt tightening tool either. i just loosen the tensioner bolt on the arm and then i use one of these techniques: 1) put an open end wrench in the slot and then a big screw driver in the remaining slot as a lever or 2) a huge channel lock pliers and squeeze the end of the adjuster...
by duetto
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replace aft air conditioner
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Replace aft air conditioner

hi harold, again i preface this by saying we have an older hull. with that said, i've had our rear a/c out thru the existing access panel. i replaced the pan and reinstalled. i replaced a 12K cruisair with a 10K from https://www.flowmarinesystems.com on our mainship. they gave me a great deal at a b...
by duetto
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Impeller or the whole pump? (If you have spares)
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Impeller or the whole pump? (If you have spares)

one last suggestion to make this job fast & easy

get a 1/4" thumbwheel ratchet from harbor freight. the combination of the allen screws, 1/4" allen sockets, and the thumbwheel will make this job a lot easier.
by duetto
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Impeller or the whole pump? (If you have spares)
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Impeller or the whole pump? (If you have spares)

hi guys,

sorry i missed this in my editing: we have the first generation of boat which has minimal no fiberglass around the front of the engine, so access is not a problem.