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by Gusto
Thu May 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Propeller size for the 100 hp engines.
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Propeller size for the 100 hp engines.

My boat is a 2006 with 100 hp engines. It had 17" x 14" props. WOT rpm was about 3400. According to Mastry Marine, a Yanmar distributer, Yanmar wants the WOT rpm for those engines to be 3800 rpm. I had the props repitched to 17" x 12" and got real close to 3800 rpm at WOT. I now run the engines abou...
by Gusto
Wed May 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Running/navigation light
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

Re: Aft Running/navigation light

Duane is right. Rule 23 of the C.G. Navigation Rules states that a boat under 12 meters can display a 360 degree white light plus the red and green lights. I think the problem stems from the confusion caused by the way that the light switches are labeled. Instead of "Navigation Lights" and "Anchor L...
by Gusto
Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 17
Views: 1661

Re: Bahamas crossing

We have crossed to the Bahamas at least 20 times and in the PDQ 5 times. I agree with the comments about not crossing in a north wind. We don't cross from the states with an east wind. South west less that 10 knots is what we wait for. Never had a bad crossing. We use Marv's Weather Service as our m...
by Gusto
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge seal with upper deck
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Flybridge seal with upper deck

I caulked the flybridge seam over a year ago from both inside and out. It made a tremendous difference. I was able to get into the area under the console by sliding the seat all the way back and wiggling my 78 year old body through the access doors. Once inside, there is adequate room to get to both...
by Gusto
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transom shower..
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Transom shower..

Or do what we did and move the water heater to the shelf in the starboard forward locker. Easy electrical wire run from the AC distribution panel and simple water connections using fittings and hose from West Marine. Now we have better weight distribution, easy access to the important stuff in the s...
by Gusto
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: painting corroded aluminum window frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: painting corroded aluminum window frames

I only sprayed the primers and the enamel on the bare metal area. I feathered it into the painted area. The enamel was a perfect match. I can email pictures of the process. Send me a request at bobmacneill@msn.com.

Bob MacNeill
Gusto
by Gusto
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: painting corroded aluminum window frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

painting corroded aluminum window frames

The forward window frames of our 2006 power cat had corroded in spots. They were getting to look pretty bad. I went on the internet and researched ways that people have successfully cleaned and painted aluminum window frames and came up with the process listed below. I was able to do the frames in a...
by Gusto
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 1988

Re: Springfield double helm seat

We have a 2006 with the double helm seat on the bridge. We cruise the intracoastal, the Keys, and open waters to and from the Bahamas. Both of us are always on the double seat watching the waters ahead. We take one hour stints at the helm so the person on the right steers or controls the autopilot. ...
by Gusto
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Lower Helm seat sliding bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Lower Helm seat sliding bracket

We have a 2006 34' power cat. Our lower helm seat seemed to be too low so we wanted to raise it. We realized that we never adjusted the fore and aft position of the seat. One position worked for both sitting and standing positions. So we removed the slider and raised the seat 3". It worked great. Th...
by Gusto
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Air Conditioner Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Air Conditioner Replacement

James expertly replaced both AC units last year with the Dometic products. I think the BTU's were the same as the originals. We live in Florida. The units easily cool the boat. BIG upgrade. Maybe you could get James to do yours. He's good! Bob MacNeill Gusto mv #83 or maybe it's #84. Who cares. :)
by Gusto
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hard Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Re: Hard Top?

Has anyone tried the Hard-to-top? They estimated $2300 for my boat using existing bimini bows. Not bad.

Bob MacNeill

Gusto 2006 mv#83
by Gusto
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Re: $29 can safe you thousands $$$

We also installed the Borelmfg.com bands on the exhaust tubes just downstream from the risers with the siren and engine indicator on the bridge panel. We hope this will alert us to the problem that Dick just had in time to shut down the appropriate engine before any damage occurs. Bob MacNeill Gusto...
by Gusto
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OVEN ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: OVEN ALTERNATIVE

We have the micro/convection oven on our 2006 PDQ34. I rarely use the oven as we anchor out a lot. The microwave is great for quick reheating and fast cooking. I would not remove the microwave. I have one large cast iron deep fry pan with lid. When I put this on my propane burner, add food and cover...
by Gusto
Thu May 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Switches on 120 volt panel
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Switches on 120 volt panel

The two switches on our boat also illuminate the backlight for the wording. We didn't realize that because we turn on the overhead lights if we want to use the distribution panel, so we never used these switches. Nice touch by PDQ. The lights aren't illuminated unless we specifically want or need th...
by Gusto
Wed May 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Switches on 120 volt panel
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Switches on 120 volt panel

On our 34' 2006 #83, the two switches are labeled panel lights. They seem to only illuminate the meters. We never use them since the meters are very visible at night with the cabin lights on.

Bob MacNeill
Gusto