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by thinwater
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What an old PDQ 32 sailor is up to
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: What an old PDQ 32 sailor is up to

I wore my dry suit more, but in fact, this was only a few weeks later. I've always been a cold weather person (look at my avitar). Rain is more of a nuisance than cold. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4wHhxXie2nk/WmUM1igSBpI/AAAAAAAAOb8/bptOWD6CLYQxgM_4iXzsUYPZtXmeXjLBgCLcBGAs/s640/jan%2B21%2Bsolo%2B1.jpg
by thinwater
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What an old PDQ 32 sailor is up to
Replies: 2
Views: 48

What an old PDQ 32 sailor is up to

If you get Practical Sailor, check out the F-24 MK I review this month. That's my new ride. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-utovNJ0qhLc/Wk5wQ7c-LqI/AAAAAAAAOXw/4qAztnHWUa48iAMVeI4PR3FO9jTeeym-gCLcBGAs/s640/jan%2B3%2B2018%2Bdeale.jpg My old PDQ on the left (now Brown Eyed Girl III and moved to Rhode Islan...
by thinwater
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Rudders
Replies: 10
Views: 1925

Re: PDQ 36 Rudders

Yes, I would routinely get a small amount of rainwater on the starboard side from rainwater. Only a few gallons per year, so I just bailed with a cup. Odd that they designed it so that the locker drained into the hulls. Makes it a pain to hose it out clean. I only did it twice.
by thinwater
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem

The computer averages the course over a few minutes, even when the wheel is not engaged, if the unit is on. Does this happen when you are going straight for several minutes, or only when engaging after turning onto the course?
by thinwater
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 3366

Re: PDQ32+

^^ That is about the same as my impression on the mods. * Keel extensions. To me, the big help was smooth tacking, less risk of irons, and good speed through the tack. Also pointing higher. * Transom extensions. Not as time consuming as it might seem. Really only two full days of work, plus some 1- ...
by thinwater
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

I considered it, but quickly realized that an enclosure would convert it into a non-sailboat, and that was not my interest. Too much agility is lost for serious consideration. You won't be using a genoa or spinnaker, and the mainsheet and jib sheet are going have to share a winch. I also don't like ...
by thinwater
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Do you have an adjustable forestay?
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Do you have an adjustable forestay?

Did you look inside the furler? With some (most?) you have to lift the furler to access the turnbuckle. It's in there.

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by thinwater
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: netting openings
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: netting openings

Sold the boat, don't have that.
by thinwater
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: netting openings
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: netting openings

Looks like 1/4-inch or just a wee hair less. Probably nominal 1/-inch.

(That's 1/4" chain and 1/2" rope)
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by thinwater
Thu May 31, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

What about under the fridge (layouts vary)? that is where I put the intake plumbing for my AC.
by thinwater
Tue May 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

The only PDQ 32 that I know of that had a water maker was Zero to Cruising. Although they sold the boat and are no longer active sailing or on this forum, the information should be in their blog. The home page is about bikes and Canada, but search and you will find PDQ stuff. The blog was very activ...
by thinwater
Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: supporting the hull on a 36
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: supporting the hull on a 36

I think the great majority of yards just store them on their bottoms with stands. A better question is "has you boat been damaged by blocking? How?" I have seen damage to internal bulkheads caused by stands placed poorly. The bottom skins on these cats is only about 3/16-inch, because they...
by thinwater
Thu May 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Ice maker GFI
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Ice maker GFI

If it is down stream of another GFI there is no advantage in it being GFI. One receptical protects the string. Look at the wiring instructions.
by thinwater
Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 3366

Re: PDQ32+

Some of the thought process: http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2013/05/better-boarding-extended-transoms.html http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2013/08/extended-transoms-process.html First, 2' seemed like enough to me. The PDQ 32 if kept light (mine was) is not a transom-dragger, not at rest. 2' is ...
by thinwater
Sat May 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 3366

Re: PDQ32+

^^ What he said. Though the performance improvements are real, my primary motivation was to ease dinghy and kayak boarding. They really are just fun at anchor. I did consider rudder mods, at the same time I was making the other changes. I decided they were not needed. Once the changes were complete,...

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