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by Cat Daddy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

Tim, I have been down this road, here is what I learned. Be sure the engines are running properly before chasing prop pitch. My injectors had slowly degraded, not allowing the engines to develop full horsepower, so the changes to the props did not really help. After the injectors were repaired the o...
by Cat Daddy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Finally got a PDQ 34
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Finally got a PDQ 34

John, I believe Magic is hull 34 and is the last 2003. I happened to be at the marina when the previous owners were looking at it and the broker asked if I would give my thoughts on PDQ's (he listed the one I bought 3 years earlier, #32), so I got to know the boat a little. Later Dick & Carol Tu...
by Cat Daddy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop pitch for 110hp engines
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Prop pitch for 110hp engines

Larry,

I believe the 110 hp is a 3200 rpm motor vs the 3800 rpm 100 hp that came out. I think that will make a difference.
by Cat Daddy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Davit failures
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Davit failures

I had a davit failure in April. On the Neuse River in a fairly rough chop. The dink had lost some air over a few days and was not secured as well as normal. The swinging motion certainly makes the problem worse. The engine side collapsed in the main tube at the lower bend. It was repaired at Atlanti...
by Cat Daddy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3091

Re: wiper arms?

Just a follow up, the replacement motor is Marinco/ AFI # 71082. Our boat is a 2003, hull #32. The original motor had 4 "lines" embossed in the plastic cover. The replacement is a two speed motor, use the low speed connection. It is also a bit thicker making the cover not seat completely.
by Cat Daddy
Tue May 17, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar 75hp and 100hp exhaust elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 2194

Re: Yanmar 75hp and 100hp exhaust elbow

Jerry, I replaced both of mine in December with the ebay elbows. Seem to be a good quality piece, much more substantial than the yanmar parts. The ebay seller was very good to work with, solving a shipping issue quickly. When changing elbows I had to replace all the studs. They all came out easily, ...
by Cat Daddy
Fri May 13, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3091

Re: wiper arms?

Thanks John, will do.
by Cat Daddy
Fri May 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3091

Re: wiper arms?

Does anyone have the part number for the wiper motor? AFI Marinco show several choices and there is no visible number on the motor. Trying to keep from taking the old one off until the new part is in hand.

Thanks,
Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop Zincs make/model
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Re: Prop Zincs make/model

Russ, Gregg changed mine to a Camp P-5. It's a different style altogether but it does solve the problem of them falling off. Maybe these could be more readily available in the Bahamas. We plan to be around the Abacos in mid March, hope we can cross paths. Rafe PS: I several of the original style at ...
by Cat Daddy
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transom Shower Trim
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Transom Shower Trim

I also replaced ours last year. Got them from Defender, seemed to be an exact match.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Anchoring a Cat...Correctly
Replies: 22
Views: 9209

Re: Anchoring a Cat...Correctly

Simple to do but hard to describe. At the point you want to attach the ring, fold the rode double and hold it in one hand leaving about a foot to work with. Slide the ring over the folded end down to your hand, open the "loop" of the folded part a bit and fold that over the top of the ring...
by Cat Daddy
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Anchoring a Cat...Correctly
Replies: 22
Views: 9209

Re: Anchoring a Cat...Correctly

We use a SS ring instead of a rolling hitch. Our bridle consists of : 2 - 15' lengths of 1/2" 3 strand nylon line w/ an eye splice on one end and a snap hook on the other, and a 3" diameter SS ring. ( ring & snap hooks properly sized for the load). Pay out rode to the desired scope, pu...
by Cat Daddy
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Horn Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: Horn Switch

I found that on mine the horn power was connected to the lower helm starboard ignition switch. Without the key in the run position, the horn did not have power.
Maybe this info will help.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LED bulbs for ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Re: LED bulbs for ceiling lights

An interesting note about being "dimmable" I took a chance on some ebay import leds ( $15 for a quantity of 10 delivered). They have worked fine for a year now with one quirk, they will not turn off completely. We also have the dimming system and when switched off the leds glow faintly. Th...
by Cat Daddy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pickups
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Fuel Pickups

I don't have the answer on what type of material the tube is, but I am familiar with that part. On my tank(hull 32), the 90 degree street ell that the hard plastic tube is pressed onto has a tiny wire screen inside. Maybe only 3/8" in diameter. On a 20 hour gulf crossing, both started clogging ...

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