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by eepstein
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit

Hi Brendan: I did all the cutting myself. That's why I limited myself to squared edges. They do offer custom cut pieces, as a nice option. Those were more expensive. I had purchased a SeaDek template kit for $15 that included all the markers and clear mylar template material. I made a few, and tried...
by eepstein
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Imitation (inexpensive) Teak in the cockpit

I have been wanting to put something down on the main floor of the cockpit for a long time. The cover over the fuel tank is a bit slippery and is always a bit dirty looking. I looked at various imitation teak products over the years. But the work effort and expense was fairly high. I have purchased ...
by eepstein
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 LRC Backstay question
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: PDQ 36 LRC Backstay question

Hi: We have a 1996 Capella (outboards) 36 and it also sits with the chainplates in the water. We have never had any issues. We cover them with paint them and dit put Lanacote on them for a few years, but they dont seem to have any issues. We love our 36. Let me know if we can answer any questions. B...
by eepstein
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Honda 15s, initial notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2946

Re: Honda 15s, initial notes

Thanks Drew. Actually I used outboard lower unit paint, made for this purpose. I use HydroCoat Eco on the boat bottom anyway, which has no copper.

Thanks for the thought.

Eric
by eepstein
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Honda 15s, initial notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2946

Re: Honda 15s, initial notes

Now have 12 hours on them. Same on gas as the 9.9s (perhaps better), great speed (a knot or more faster then the 9.9s when motoring, 2+ knots faster when motor-sailing with the Genny). But the size is an issue as they can't fully tilt out of the water. They are noticeably quieter than the Yamaha 9.9...
by eepstein
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Water Filters--Specifically PDQ 32, but other options also
Replies: 20
Views: 12214

Re: Water Filters--Specifically PDQ 32, but other options al

Great stuff Drew! Thanks. I have yet to order the bags and begin to build this, but plan to in july. I'll let you know how it goes. Should you desire to make 'house calls', I can feed you and give you libations in exchange for advice.

Best,
Eric
by eepstein
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Water Filters--Specifically PDQ 32, but other options also
Replies: 20
Views: 12214

Re: Water Filters--Specifically PDQ 32, but other options al

Thanks Drew. I may do the same with the internal water system. The would save space as the 3 stage-UV unit is large. I'd like to play with a way to use the 3 stage-UV unit to filter rain water off of the hard top. I have it filling a couple jerry jugs. I use the water for washing the deck or sun sho...
by eepstein
Mon May 19, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Water Filters--Specifically PDQ 32, but other options also
Replies: 20
Views: 12214

Re: Water Filters--Specifically PDQ 32, but other options al

Hi Drew: I purchased this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Survival-UV-Wat ... 0968716142

I have yet to install it. It's still in the box. Want to use it for testing?

Best,
Eric
by eepstein
Wed May 07, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Honda 15s, initial notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2946

Honda 15s, initial notes

Hi: This is for anyone interested in the Honda 15s. I bought two this winter and paid to have them installed. I helped a bit and learned a lot. So with only 1.5 hours on the engines and still doing the early break-in period, I have an intial list of pros and cons. Pros Fast and powerful (at 4000 rpm...
by eepstein
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Anyone have any insight on the Honda 15 high thrust?
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

Anyone have any insight on the Honda 15 high thrust?

Anyone have any insight on the Honda BFP15D3XRT? I could not find much on it, so it might be fairly new. The specs seemed pretty close to the Yamaha 9.9s in shaft, prop type, etc., with a bit more horse power that might do a little more. Not sure though and hesitant to be the first to find out. :-) ...
by eepstein
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Mainsail Advise II
Replies: 10
Views: 5580

Re: Mainsail Advise II

You've got more experience than me in fast boats - I've sailed a stiletto three times in the late 1980 and it still pops into my dreams... But I do know loose foot does better on rigging stress and sail adjustments. The new sails on our 36 are loose foot and work well. So another vote. I had the Rep...
by eepstein
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: pdq36.com
Replies: 11
Views: 6224

Re: pdq36.com

Very nice! If you have time, you can add PDQ36 Hull 49, www.epstein.bz to the owners.

All the best,
Eric
by eepstein
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Battery Draw
Replies: 11
Views: 4919

Re: Battery Draw

Hi: The voltage you are reading is probably the voltage under load, thus it doesn't really indicate the charge level. If you were running your windlass voltage could go down to 10.5 for a few seconds. There are 300 page books written on how to measure true charge with load so I will endeavor not to ...

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