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by DickTuschick
Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Black rubber window gasket material
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Black rubber window gasket material

Hello to all, All of our boats have Bomar windows that use a unique black rubber gasket material on the outside. Like all rubber material exposed to the weather it does deteriorate over time unless very well maintained. Any good protectant material like 303 protectant or inflatable boat protectant w...
by DickTuschick
Wed May 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2006/2007 SS Ports
Replies: 1
Views: 291

2006/2007 SS Ports

Hi Folks, For those of us with 2006 and 2007 model year boats we have SS ports offered by Bowmar. They are excellent ports but as they age some may encounter leaking problems that can lead to a more significant failure of the port. Bear with me as this is a long story..... The way the ports are manu...
by DickTuschick
Wed May 13, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Retaining ring on forward windows
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Retaining ring on forward windows

Yes.....you can remove the retention ring inside the boat. When the windows were installed they used a good adhesive/sealant on the outside that will actually hold the window in place.
by DickTuschick
Wed May 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4041

Re: Cutlass Bearing Replacement

As an update to previous posts..... Even with a good cutlass bearing in place, when you detach the shaft coupling from the flexible coupling it will drop a couple of inches due to the long run from the cutlass bearing and the weight of the shaft and coupling. This condition make accurate alignment v...
by DickTuschick
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Original LPG tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Original LPG tanks

Hi Folks, Another quick informational update.... As you know our LPG tanks are getting old and many places will not fill them until they are re-certified. These tanks are unique in size and were made in Canada by a company that is now out of business. There are no identical replacement tanks availab...
by DickTuschick
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 3/4 Forespar thru hull valves
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

3/4 Forespar thru hull valves

Hello to all, Because of a failure on our boat I found out that a small number of 3/4" valves had a manufacturing defect that allowed the nut that holds the on/off handle to come loose from the housing and thus the handle falls off !! If the handle comes off in the ON position there is a moderate vo...
by DickTuschick
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Bahamas Pet Permits
Replies: 0
Views: 2597

Bahamas Pet Permits

I recently became aware of a great service to anyone wanting to cruise into the Bahamas with pets.
Here is a contact to obtain the necessary permits in an easy and not too expensive manner:
Bahamapetpermit.com
They have a web site that explains it all.
by DickTuschick
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 4JH3 HTE Injector Pump
Replies: 0
Views: 2499

4JH3 HTE Injector Pump

I have a spare injector pump, tested and certified by Everglades Diesel Service that is available at a substantial savings. It is a long and financially painful story but I replaced this unit with a new one when it was totally unnecessary. New units are close to $5000 and I am asking $1499 for this ...
by DickTuschick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Oil type for the 100 hp engines
Replies: 11
Views: 3162

Re: Oil type for the 100 hp engines

Hello to all, On the subject of oil....it is interesting to note that all of the new diesel engines come with Synthetic oil and recommend its use. I switched over to syn many many years ago and have been very satisfied with the benefits and can tolerate the slightly higher cost. I have found that th...
by DickTuschick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 8436

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

Hello Bill, To answer your question I believe all 05 boats came with a large white GE sediment filter that was located under the refrigerator.If you do not have one on your boat it was probably removed by a previous owner. The filters are not a bad idea as the aluminum tanks to cause a build up of s...
by DickTuschick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner PDQ41
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Re: New Owner PDQ41

Hello Clay and Sara, Welcome to the PDQ family !! I believe your water heater is now distributed by Quick USA located in MD. I have heard from other owners that their customer service is excellent and I suspect that they have all of the parts you need. On the subject of batteries, the suggestion Tim...
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rudder safety warning!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Re: Rudder safety warning!!!

Just had a conversation with owner of hull #75 a 2005 and he had the improved rudder securing so it looks like after 75 no worries....maybe earlier and if I get more info I will pass it on.
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rudder safety warning!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Rudder safety warning!!!

This is a urgent safety notice to all owners, but primarily owners of 2005 and older hulls. An immediate check should be done on the locking mechanism that secures the rudder post and prevents it from dropping down. It is critical that the rudder post is not allowed to drop down below the upper fitt...
by DickTuschick
Thu May 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flexible shaft couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 3599

Flexible shaft couplings

The factory installed a flexible shaft coupling in all boats with the exception of those fitted with the AquaDrive units. These flexible couplings have both benefits and disadvantages. They absorbe any minor out of alignment issues and make for a much smother ride. On the downside they hide out of a...
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: Managing heat in engine compartment

There is actually another major source of air into the engine space. If you look under the engine where the engine mounts are located you will find a large opening into the bilge "bypass" area. This area allows moisture and air to flow from under the refrigerator or head area aft to where the bilge ...