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by Cat Daddy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Springfield double helm seat

Stuart Yacht installed mine a few years ago. I was a fairly complicated project but came out great, totally satisfied with the install. After 5 years of use I have mixed feelings. For entertaining the double seat is great, for long passages I would much prefer a nice single seat.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering bleeding - possible manual mistake?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Hydraulic steering bleeding - possible manual mistake?

Hey Tom,

I put an end seal in my starboard cylinder a few years ago, but can't remember the exact method for bleeding. I think I followed the SeaStar instructions, don't remember it being much of a problem getting it bled.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel transfer pump
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Fuel transfer pump

If my not so photographic memory is accurate, I believe they are pressure switches. Probably designed to shut down the pump if the line is blocked( or valve not opened). If both valves are open and lines are clear, you could easily have a bad switch.

Hope this helps.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

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: 983

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: 1010

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: 3267

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: 3766

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: 2519

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: 3766

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: 3766

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: 1872

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: 2533

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: 10721

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: 10721

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...

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