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by thinwater
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: removing/replacing stantion bases
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: removing/replacing stantion bases

Have you tried PB Blaster, long soak, followed by lots of heat? I believe they may be threaded into embedded aluminum plates, in which case you prospects are tough. I mapped out many of the plates on my boat with ultrasound, after trying to remove a few fittings. If that is the case, I'd be re-drill...
by thinwater
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Dry Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Dry Storage

Slightly off topic, but perhaps of interest. Numbers always help me. I needed to move the keel blocks on my F-24 (~ 2000 pounds) to paint the bottom. It turns out that the keel blocks on a PDQ are on the bottom of the keel, small, and not worth worrying about, but on the F-24 they are large and in i...
by thinwater
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Dry Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Dry Storage

John and I already talked, but I will repeat some of it here for the group. I've had my PDQ 32 out many times, blocked under the keels and with stands under the hulls, but without support under the bridge deck. However, it was never for more than a week, and it was never subject to snow load. I alwa...
by thinwater
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: My Book is Finally Out
Replies: 1
Views: 141

My Book is Finally Out

I've published over 200 magazine articles and a handful of e-books, but this is my first book with a bricks and mortar publisher. I spent many hours on my PDQ paddling out with anchors, turning winches, and taking readings. Lots of scraping mud and recording distances. I've dispelled a few myths and...
by thinwater
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: source for bow pulpits?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: source for bow pulpits?

Curiously, quite a few did not. I think that was the original design. For the record,my Stiletto 27 and my F-24 have no railing. Obviously jacklines would do it, but yeah, pulpits are nice to have. However, with a little common sense, I don't think it is actually a safety item. There is really no re...
by thinwater
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare 9.9 HP Yamaha High Thust Props
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Spare 9.9 HP Yamaha High Thust Props

I think the pitch says "9 1/4", but it is difficult to read. They are all the same.
by thinwater
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare 9.9 HP Yamaha High Thust Props
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Spare 9.9 HP Yamaha High Thust Props

11.5-inch diameter. I would be guessing at the pitch.

They are older, probably about 1997-2000.

As a spare it won't matter too much. I used these with 2012 engines and can't say that I noticed any difference.
by thinwater
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing original solar panels
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Replacing original solar panels

Yes, heat might be an issue in the tropics. It will reduce efficiency a few %. There are several solutions: * Mine is mounted on a 1/8" thick slider turtle, so little different than mounting on canvas. NOT a PDQ solution, but it was a part of my reasoning. * Many slip a layer of something corru...
by thinwater
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare 9.9 HP Yamaha High Thust Props
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Spare 9.9 HP Yamaha High Thust Props

I got these with some used engines some years ago and I'm cleaning out the workroom. Gotta make room for projects and Corsair stuff. They are used but functional. In my opinion every PDQ owner should carry a spare or two. Just ask how many have wound up a rope in a prop,spinning a prop. It's a 5-min...
by thinwater
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing original solar panels
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Replacing original solar panels

I've done well with Renology panels. Over 8 years and still going. I've also done well with semi-flexible panels from Chinese sources. I was planning to permanently install a bunch of these, but ended up selling the boat. However, one of them lives on with my F-24 and I am very happy with it. The ke...
by thinwater
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Bottom paint

It was always a little less than 2-gallons for my 32, so that sounds right.
by thinwater
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing original solar panels
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Replacing original solar panels

Standard sizes have changed. Additionally, I'm sure the original controller was PM rather than MPPT and thus is obsolete. This field has move far in the past decade. You probably just need to start over. Not a big deal. I consider the specific equipment I installed ~ 8 years ago obsolete in terms of...
by thinwater
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Free Rudder
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: PDQ 36 Free Rudder

There is 36 on the hard in Deale MD missing a rudder. Next time I'm there I'll have to see who it is.

"To the Max," maybe?
by thinwater
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Project report- Spinnaker furler
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Project report- Spinnaker furler

re. Chicago cat: I've known a lot of people that pull the bridles and sheets off every time to save UV damage. I don't think that makes sense and it certainly reduces chute usage. My bridle was very similar to yours, sans furler. I used a squeezer instead. The PO had mounted a pair of U-bolts near t...
by thinwater
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What are these D-rings on the bow?
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: What are these D-rings on the bow?

The trick to using chutes and A-sails more is to leave the rigging in place. Sheets and bridles stay rigged. Sure, they see more sun, but if you keep them in the locker and don't use them, what's the point? Leave the rigging in place.That done, it should only take a few minutes to connect head, tack...

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