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by Gusto
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OVEN ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 11
Views: 452

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: 198

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: 198

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: 278

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: 730

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: 457

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: 730

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: 302

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: 1295

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: 592

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...
by Gusto
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Steering Fluid Reservoir
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

There isn't really a tank type reservoir. The upper helm acts as the reservoir. I simply remove the "nut" on the top on the top of the steering helm unit and look inside. If I can see the gear mechanism, I add a bit of oil using a very small funnel. I seem to have to do this several times ...
by Gusto
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Move Water Heater
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Move Water Heater

My boat, 2006 34 #83, tends to sit at rest with the bow up and listing a bit to the port side. I have a good 3 inches of bottom paint showing at the bow and less that an inch on the transom of the port hull. I assume that the boot stripe has not been changed and PDQ placed it in the same place on al...
by Gusto
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Irma
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: Irma

I posted a reply about a half hour ago but it must not have sent. I'll try it again. Gusto made it through Irma without a scratch in her slip in St Petersburg. When we evacuated, Irma was heading straight for St Pete. The fact that Irma jogged a little to the right after it clobbered Naples saved us...
by Gusto
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Irma
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: Irma

Gusto came out of Irma without a scratch in St Petersburg thanks to Irma cutting to the east after it clobbered Naples. We are blessed and humbled that we came out OK but feel for the folks that took the brunt of the storm as well as the flooding after Irma passed. We are helping them through our ch...
by Gusto
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Irma
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: Irma

Gusto is triple tied in her slip at St Petersburg Yacht Club. It will be a miracle if she survives. Sad.

Bob MacNeill

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