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by thinwater
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Free Rudder
Replies: 5
Views: 119

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: 1461

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: 224

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...
by thinwater
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Air Conditioning Intake
Replies: 44
Views: 10808

Re: Air Conditioning Intake

Honestly, you better measure your boat. They vary a little and the fit will be tight. In my case, I trimmed the opening a little. Additionally, You need to work out where the ducts are going to run before you settle on a location. That is actually by FAR the most difficult part of the job IMO. * Fir...
by thinwater
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What are these D-rings on the bow?
Replies: 11
Views: 224

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

Never seen them. However, since they are pointing forward (not inwards) I suspect mooring. Why there would be 2 I have no idea. Also, are there any fittings that suggest a sprit or spinnaker pole was used? Yes, a genoa will give you considerably more speed and higher pointing, and a chute is fun and...
by thinwater
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Fridge Trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Fridge Trouble

There is no compressor; this is a propane fridge. It is based on an absorption cycle, not freon compression. http://www.lpappliances.com/images/gasabs.jpg Yes, the lack of fan will stop cooling. It also helps to keep the port forward hatch cracked. You will need to replace the fans. I recall they ar...
by thinwater
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Fuel tank

More details. You need to trace out the vent hose path. Since this is a gasoline vent, it needs to be right. The tank is almost certainly polyethylene. Yes, it sounds like there is a low spot in the hose. Yes, the vent outlet is probably below the tank (this is good because it keeps water out), but ...
by thinwater
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

Re. side curtains, this is the only image I could find. It was raining pretty hard. They attached to sail slugs in a track at the top and were secured with elastic and hooks to pad eyes at the bottom. When not in use they were pulled forward and secured to the pose with Velcro straps. I'm sure the d...
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: 155

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: 155

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: 2085

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: 5
Views: 287

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: 3712

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: 10
Views: 450

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: 581

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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