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by duetto
Tue May 30, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator water intake obstruction
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Generator water intake obstruction

take the following with a grain of salt, since i don't have a nl. if you can see the pump cover and remove it you'll be able to see impeller. no water could mean the rubber broke loose from the metal hub, so if you can turn the impeller on shaft with needle nose pliers it spun off hub. you'll also s...
by duetto
Tue May 30, 2023 8:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator water intake obstruction
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Generator water intake obstruction

if the garden hose doesn't work, don't discount a bad impeller. remember shutdown occurs when the engine temp reaches overheat set point. at that point there has been no water flowing (cooling impeller) for quite some time.

good luck.
by duetto
Thu May 25, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Northern Lights Genset Brushes
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Northern Lights Genset Brushes

one last question: do you know if nl has a capacitor? i will say up front, i do not have an nl, but have 2 other generators of different brands on 2 different boats. in both boats, on multiple occasions, when the genset stopped putting out ac it was b/c of a blown capacitor. if nl has one, it's a ch...
by duetto
Thu May 25, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Northern Lights Genset Brushes
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Northern Lights Genset Brushes

really depends on your electric demands. we've done it in the past when we had genset problems but only for a day or 2 until we went back to dock and fixed genset. i don't think std alternators will measure up to the battery charger.

did nl give you any thoughts on what the problem might be?
by duetto
Wed May 24, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Northern Lights Genset Brushes
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Northern Lights Genset Brushes

sorry to hear that....do you have solar?
by duetto
Tue May 23, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thru Hull Splash Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Thru Hull Splash Cover

not sure you'd post the praise if you saw my other response first
by duetto
Tue May 23, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Access
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Engine Access

see in your last sentence you've found the secret to happiness or get a mechanic
by duetto
Tue May 23, 2023 12:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Northern Lights Genset Brushes
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Northern Lights Genset Brushes

hi,

you may want to search and pose your question on this forum: https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s6/

if the link doesn't work it's trawler forum then power systems sub group.

they have a lot of discussions on northern lights and have quite a few professional contributors.
by duetto
Fri May 19, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thru Hull Splash Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Thru Hull Splash Cover

after i posted the clam shell, i reread your original post. if this is the cover for the anchor locker drain, ours fell off too, 16 years ago. we actually had 2 problems, 1) the cover fell off 2) i discovered pdq had never actually drilled the drain hole. i fixed #2 with a good sized drill bit. as t...
by duetto
Thu May 18, 2023 2:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thru Hull Splash Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Thru Hull Splash Cover

hi, attached is a link to what i think you're after but i can't remember ever paying that much.


https://www.fisheriessupply.com/sailing ... s/28103000
by duetto
Fri May 12, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Steering Rams
Replies: 7
Views: 3174

Re: Hydraulic Steering Rams

hi mac, i'll give you the good news first....starboard side and easy to get at. if you're seeing dripping from the pushrod exiting the ram, the seal is leaking. our boat in connecticut has the exact same ram and the temps here have been in low 40's and no leaking. it's possible a piece of grit has g...
by duetto
Tue May 02, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Engine temperature

i can't answer any of your question (we have 75 hp) but for 18 years our stb engine has run hotter than the port. i can't say why. thought a lot about it but nothing concrete.
by duetto
Sun Apr 02, 2023 2:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Marine Head questions for PDQ 34
Replies: 11
Views: 9255

Re: Marine Head questions for PDQ 34

glad you figured it out
by duetto
Mon Mar 27, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacement Mattresses
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Replacement Mattresses

i'll add to this. we have a 2003. i assume that the bunks on all years are the same. my questions are: 1) how closely does this mattress match the length & width of the original? 2) on ours, the rear edge has a tapered thickness to match the curve of the hull. how does the new mattress conform? ...
by duetto
Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Marine Head questions for PDQ 34
Replies: 11
Views: 9255

Re: Marine Head questions for PDQ 34

hi mike, i took a look at the doc on the jabsco kit. it is essentially the same parts as we have on the jabsco on our mainship. if that's the case, i've rebuilt the pump before. it has 2 impellers on either side of a ss plate. one impeller sucks the saltwater in and the other pushs the bowl contents...