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by thinwater
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.

Once, long ago, I took down a web site related to rock climbing. I sold the business, but I should have left some of the information up. Since, I have vowed never to take a Blog down or to completely abandon it. I have two others, although they are less active: Rock and ice climbing: https://old-rag...
by thinwater
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: mainsail
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: mainsail

There was a small cleat on the starboard side of the boom. I removed it and replaced it with a double jammer. One is used for the outhaul, and the other the 3rd reef clew line. Since my winches were on the mast, it was easy to lay the outhaul line a winch. If I didn't have mast winches I think I wou...
by thinwater
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: When the wind comes...
Replies: 1
Views: 136

When the wind comes...

... sometimes the water goes away. A strong North wind can such the water right out of the Chesapeake Bay (this tide is about 4 feet below normal). Thank goodness for strong boats that take the ground well. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZPriWVwZDyc/Wk5xwOfV8CI/AAAAAAAAOX0/nkrytN1hoZYWn5IC5TZkpEpEJBEjXd...
by thinwater
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: mainsail
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: mainsail

I was very happy with my Mack main, and I am a little bit of a shape fanatic. It was perfect through all 3 reefs. Considerably better construction than the factory main. The Rolly Tasker offering seemed lighter. I abandoned the slides and went to a clew strap, which I have been very happy with. This...
by thinwater
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fore / Aft Boat Balance
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Fore / Aft Boat Balance

Hobby horsing is very condition-specific. Glad it worked out for you. I would add that catamarans seem happier and a little faster when trimmed slightly bow-down, unless traveling at very high speed. It is probable that getting back to proper trim had a lot more to do with the reduction in hobby hor...
by thinwater
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fore / Aft Boat Balance
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Fore / Aft Boat Balance

Bear in mind that adding weight to the extreme ends will increase hobby horsing that may be worse than the trim problem. Bow weight should be the absolute last resort, and possibly avoided even then.

Also consider storing parts etc. differently.
by thinwater
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: 32 rigging
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: 32 rigging

Contact me through my blog and I can send you an owners manual. The blog also has a lot of information that should be helpful.

http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2017/03/pdq-32-owners-manual.html
by thinwater
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: iPad navigation program

+1 for Navionics.

I've got a Garman in the cockpit, but I love the Google earth overlays on Navionics. I use it on a tablet, just because the screen is bigger.

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by thinwater
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: solar vents
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: solar vents

Sounds like you have a plan you like. Just remember that dorades snag lines unless very wisely located. Additionally, I don't think a dorade on the back cabin is going to feel much wind.
by thinwater
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: solar vents
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: solar vents

Where is the mold? Could it be a window leak? As for cleaning the mold, Formula B beats all comers. IT will also keep it from coming back. I resentfully bought a boat that looked like a Jackson Pollack painting inside it was so bad. It cleaned up in a few hours with a brush and a carpet cleaning vac...
by thinwater
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Winterizing

"My first thought was, 'I wonder what kind of boat they’re using.'” You have a sick mind. Just a few days ago I was watching a guy in a shop tuning some snow skis. I found myself drooling slightly, as though a Thanksgiving turkey was coming out of the oven. Of course, my avitar should give a cl...
by thinwater
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Winterizing

^^ From my point of view, that's where they send you when you die, if you've been very, very bad.

In fact, one of my best sailing days was just a week ago. 70F, nice breeze, no sweating required. Summer sail I mostly dislike. Once it passes about 85F, too damn hot.

Enjoy your repentance.
by thinwater
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Winterizing

It's about that time for some of us. I was always stunned that the boat that was built in Canada can without provisions for winterizing. I had to chase leaks for the first year because the PO took pipes apart to winterize the boat, wearing out the fittings. Yes, they are quick-disconnect, but that d...
by thinwater
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Repairing Bomar Hatch Screens
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Repairing Bomar Hatch Screens

I gather I'm not the only one with this problem. One of mine cracked several years ago, but I delayed posting the details until I was certain it was good fix. A little Sunbrella and some Locktite PL S40 (like Sika 295 but 1/3 the price) made for a flexible, perminant fix. https://sail-delmarva.blogs...
by thinwater
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kUPtpWywt9I/WbBfjuAwWeI/AAAAAAAAOCA/Wy8x2cKN09Maylprg9onHtt2HFmWDd6BACLcBGAs/s640/f-24%2Bsailing%2Bcropped%2B1.jpg As some of you know, Shoal Survivor is sold and I have a new ride, an F-24 trimaran. I've gone back to my roots with a sporty boat. I wouldn't want to cruise...

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