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by doubledutch
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing original solar panels
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Replacing original solar panels

I am planning to replace my panels in the spring. I have found that I can get a reasonable fit using three 100 watt panels with the center panel mounted at right angles to the ones on either side. I will cut the starboard mounting strips to allow the center right angle mount. The configuration will ...
by doubledutch
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: New Yamaha 9.9 vs old noise level
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: New Yamaha 9.9 vs old noise level

I tend to motor with engine at 3600 rpm. Is there a noticable difference at this point?
by doubledutch
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: New Yamaha 9.9 vs old noise level
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

New Yamaha 9.9 vs old noise level

The Yamaha web site seems to suggest that the new model 9.9 has improvements that affect the noise level. Did those of you who have installed the newer engines notice a difference?
Henry
by doubledutch
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1997 PDQ 32 Altair LRC
Replies: 17
Views: 8014

Re: 1997 PDQ 32 Altair LRC

I know David Love as I took him for a sail on my 32 before he had chance to sail on his own. I have had contact with him several times since - he came by last fall to get some measurements for making a winter cover for his boat which was not in the area at the time. He seems to be the type that woul...
by doubledutch
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1997 PDQ 32 Altair LRC
Replies: 17
Views: 8014

Re: 1997 PDQ 32 Altair LRC

There is a 1998 Altair listed at www.gamonyachting.com
by doubledutch
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Best place for an anchor light
Replies: 3
Views: 4510

Re: Best place for an anchor light

I have a nice little LED unit with a photo eye that turns it on and off. It plugs into the 12 v outlet at the helm. I pull my main halyard back away from the mast with a line that attached half way back on my lazy jacks so it does not slap at night. With the halyard pulled back over the boom it prov...
by doubledutch
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PDQ (SAIL) Wanted.
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: PDQ (SAIL) Wanted.

There is PDQ36 just listed for sale on the Cruisers Forum.
by doubledutch
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Dynamat
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

Re: Dynamat

I added 1 inch thick sound deadener to the access lid on my 32 but it did not make any significant difference.
by doubledutch
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32
Replies: 8
Views: 8623

Re: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32

I added a 150 watt panel over the davits. It is an easy addition and gives a big boost to charging.
by doubledutch
Fri May 27, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New PDQ32 mainsail report
Replies: 6
Views: 3937

Re: New PDQ32 mainsail report

Yes I am still quite happy with my new sail. We have a lot of light air days where the sail really helps to keep the boat moving. When the wind picks up a bit I do find that I have to reef a little earlier as the extra area on the main tends to get out of balance with the small jib.
by doubledutch
Thu May 19, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New jib sheet, main sheet and main halyard
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: New jib sheet, main sheet and main halyard

I have 9/16 dia on the main halyard, 1/2 inch on the main sheet, and 3/8 on the jib sheet. The main would probably be fine with 1/2 inch but the slightly larger diameter is easier on the hands when raising the sail. I think my lines are all standard yacht braid but as I have not bought them recently...
by doubledutch
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Bomar lens replacement 16 1/2 square
Replies: 9
Views: 3219

Re: Bomar lens replacement 16 1/2 square

I just went to a local residential / commercial glass supplier. There should be many in Florida given it's exposure to hurricanes.

Henry
by doubledutch
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Stepping and unstepping the mast on a pdq 32
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Re: Stepping and unstepping the mast on a pdq 32

It will vary depending on how much you are involved. If the wiring is prepared with plug connections or at least disconnected that saves a lot of time. Having the sails, boom, and lazy jacks removed is obviously important. Similarily the lines running down to the base of the mast can be derigged and...
by doubledutch
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New owner with so many questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5732

Re: New owner with so many questions

The motors are easy to lower as gravity does the job and the lock engages automatically. I did rig a pully with a small cord to release the lock without opening the housing lids. This makes things very easy once the sails take over.
by doubledutch
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: New member questions
Replies: 13
Views: 7077

Re: New member questions

My 32 has the spliced mast as well. I suspect the masts were spiced when they increased the mast heights. The splices are properly done and should be of no concern.

The 36 with daggerboards was a factory build - they called it the 36 Express - I think they only made one.

Henry

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