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by Cat Daddy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Effective Fuel

Duane is correct, it took 94 to fill it. That still is a fair amount of unusable fuel.



Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Effective Fuel

On mine, when the port engine runs out of fuel the main tank held 94 gallons. You can get a little more usable on plane because the pick ups are closer to the rear of the tank. When you slow down coming off plane there is an unpleasant surprise waiting.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Single Engine Operation
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Single Engine Operation

Nick, If your engine raw water intake "scoops" are facing forward, I know from experience the seacock needs to be closed or the engine will hydrolock from the water being forced past the impeller. I think you may have 100 hp engines and the "scoops" may face aft. Check first before taking my word fo...
by Cat Daddy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 29
Views: 8332

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

Nick,
Sorry for not checking back sooner. I think I remember you on a Bayliner, congrats on a great choice on Kent's pride and joy. I am at home and my boat is in Ft. Myers, maybe we will see you along the way or the '21 rendezvous.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Pick up tube problem
Replies: 29
Views: 8332

Re: Fuel Pick up tube problem

Nick, Mine had a restriction in the elbow that screws into the tank, the screen that has been mentioned earlier is in the elbow on my boat. I don't know if it was always inside the elbow or migrated up the tube over the years, but that is where it is. During a long crossing from Clearwater to Destin...
by Cat Daddy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in engines
Replies: 10
Views: 2046

Re: Water in engines

I have been down this road a few times. Running on one engine and not closing the seacock will cause this. The next probable cause would be a blocked "piddle" tube. It runs from the vented loop (behind a cabinet in the cabin, follow the 1" water hose from the exhaust elbow) to a small fitting throug...
by Cat Daddy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3138

Re: New Owner Questions

3. The lines that look like 1/2" Pex tubing are actually 15 milimeter. Not available anywhere I could find except marine supply. I got fittings at Defender, they are made by Whale. As far as leaks, I found one in the salon ceiling near the stbd window where a ceiling trim screw had penetrated into a...
by Cat Daddy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Great Loop
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: Great Loop

I have and will be there and I believe David & Barbara Doyle will be there also. Should be several that have "looped".

Looking forward to meeting you.

Rafe
by Cat Daddy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

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: 1059

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: 1202

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: 5026

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 9:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Finally got a PDQ 34
Replies: 5
Views: 2529

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 Tushic...
by Cat Daddy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop pitch for 110hp engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

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: 5775

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...