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by Gusto
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 331

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: 195

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 grea...
by Gusto
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Air Conditioner Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 333

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: 1517

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: 7
Views: 1062

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: 1033

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: 417

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: 417

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
by Gusto
Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING

A bladder tank may seem easier from the standpoint that the deck wouldn't need to be opened up, but the forward tank is very complex with 7 holes with fittings in the top. I can't imagine how that could be successfully done with a flexible bladder. A new aluminum tank is the best long term solution....
by Gusto
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Looking for solar panels

Gerry, I forgot to say that we never had to use the generator at anchor except for a short time in the mornings to make coffee and toast. The coffee maker and the toaster using the inverter draws the batteries down too far for my comfort. Plus we exercise the generator which is kinda not needed with...
by Gusto
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

River Forrest is the cleanest boat yard we have seen, owned by one of the biggest names in the marine industry. They have a pretty good bottom painting deal in their off season which is going to end pretty soon.
Bob MacNeill
Gusto 2006 34my #83
by Gusto
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Looking for solar panels

Gerry, I worked with E-marine and bought a Solar Tech 285 watt panel for the aft bimini with a Victron MPPT 100-30 and a dongle so that I can monitor the charge parameters from my I-phone. We've used it a lot at anchor for as long as a week. Works great. E-marine was easy to work with. Our first don...
by Gusto
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: FLAG MAST
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: FLAG MAST

We have a 2006 34mv with a cover over the aft deck. We looped a line through the u shaped ring welded to the back of the mast near the top and around the top support tube of the aft deck cover directly below. We installed 4 flag clips in the line at the appropriate places. We pulled it very tight an...
by Gusto
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hardtops-a-building for Looking Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Hardtops-a-building for Looking Glass

Has anybody looked into or tried the "Hard-to-top" product? They custom build it to your specs. It attaches to your bimini bows and weighs just over 100 pounds and I think would cost us less that $1500. A little over twice the replacement cost of my tired bimini but would be permanent. Bob...
by Gusto
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Boat Maintenance Log
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Boat Maintenance Log

I prefer the old fashioned paper method to an excel spreadsheet because most of my entries occur on the boat when my computer is not available. Also, I usually want to check my log when I'm on the boat, so I use a cash book bought from Staples. It has just the right number of columns. The narrow one...

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