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by martincreek150
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: New Rudder Quadrant
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: New Rudder Quadrant

To ease your search, the steering system on Nalani is called the Lewmar Constellation system. The tangential terminal unit that I needed/ordered is 89100111. The catalog shows ten 80 degree, constellation steering quadrants. If you have a Lewmar system, I'l bet one of those ten quadrants matches you...
by martincreek150
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: New Rudder Quadrant
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: New Rudder Quadrant

Not quite sure which part the "steering quadrant base" is? Do you mean the actual steering quadrant (aluminum arch bolted directly to rudder post) or the tangential steering unit that turns and redirects the steering cables to the steering quadrant (aluminum rectangle bolted directly to th...
by martincreek150
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Windlass and Anchor Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Windlass and Anchor Chain

Never one to conform to the norm (more and more electrical do-dads), I installed a manual, Imtra Lofrans Royal windless (my house batteries love me). It's fairly compact, by CSY 44 windlass standards, and I've never fouled a sheet or any other line. The only complication was drilling four mounting h...
by martincreek150
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Fuel Tank upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Fuel Tank upgrade

The reinforcing blocks that are glassed into the hulls for 50 gallon fuel tanks would most likely not match the reinforcing blocks for the 30-35 gallon tank. So, you'd probably face some glass work to prepare to mount the larger tank. The 50 gallon tanks have two fuel pick-ups, so I have two fuel li...
by martincreek150
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Boom vang suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Boom vang suggestions

My understanding is that end boom sheeting and a long main sheet traveler largely obviates the need for a boom vang? And, that a boom vang doesn't serve the same purpose as a preventer? Are you trying to shape the mainsail or prevent inadvertent jibes?
by martincreek150
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: supporting the hull on a 36
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: supporting the hull on a 36

I've had two boatyards decline to use the owners' manual blocking specifications. That's two out of two. Our time on the hard, on the keels and a few jack stands, is usually brief. Trying to construct a boat lift to meet the owner's manual blocking specifications would be quite a job. I do know that...
by martincreek150
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Netting measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Netting measurements

We sent the attached drawing and a bunch of photos to Sunrise and got a trampoline that was slightly different from the original trampoline, but still a perfect fit. I had the very strong feeling that Sunrise already knew what trampoline to build, once they saw my work.
by martincreek150
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Fuel Tank Specs and Measurements
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Fuel Tank Specs and Measurements

We replaced our fuel tank 15 months ago. The head of a stainless steel screw had lodged itself under the tank. The resulting electrolytic reaction holed the fuel tank. I was unable to locate/obtain drawings/specifications. I attempted to make a set of drawings, but the complexities of the drafting s...
by martincreek150
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Steering cables
Replies: 8
Views: 4092

Poor Lewmar

If you think my comments about Lewmar are unjust? I ordered those silly, expensive, plastic, interior hatch trim/screen things a few years ago and they took, yes, twelve weeks or more to deliver. So, I should have know better.
by martincreek150
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Steering cables
Replies: 8
Views: 4092

Lewmar - A new definition for "just in time" manufacturing

It's obvious that Nalani will need new conduit. Lewmar now sells only blue conduit. And, at the time of this writing, the only details Lewmar provides online or in its catalogue is that the blue conduit will accommodate 5mm and 6 mm cable (no ID or OD) (see Lewmar photo, below). 89100069 Lewmar stee...
by martincreek150
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Steering cables
Replies: 8
Views: 4092

Steering conduits and cables, 2017

Conduit Failure.JPG Conduit End Fitting.JPG Yes, it is possible to defer maintenance long after it becomes unwise. When Nalani was hauled almost a month ago, the steering system working flawlessly. No friction or functional problems of any kind. But a quick glance into the starboard stern lazarette...
by martincreek150
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Mooring PDQ 36 at public mooring
Replies: 1
Views: 2083

Mooring PDQ 36 at public mooring

Haven't picked up a mooring in 30 years, and never from a PDQ 36. What type of mooring bridle do you use, if any. Any tips and trips for picking up a mooring from a mooring ball?
by martincreek150
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Replace bilge pumps hoses
Replies: 0
Views: 3075

Replace bilge pumps hoses

Tried to pull new bilge pump hoses today with no success. Single Whale manual bilge pump is located on center line, aft cockpit. Long bilge pump hoses run from beneath sole in both bow cabins. Bilge pump hose in port cabin appears to be suspended from sole? Can't be pulled forward or aft for replace...
by martincreek150
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Standing rigging replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 1912

Standing rigging replacement

I made a similar post on the PDQ 36 Forum, but I'd also be interested in hearing from PDQ 32 owners, since their boats are of similar construction and vintage. I recently read that standing rigging on catamarans should be routinely replaced after not more than twenty years. I understand that conditi...
by martincreek150
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Standing rigging replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Standing rigging replacement

I recently read that standing rigging on catamarans should be routinely replaced after not more than twenty years. I understand that condition issues could be reason to replace standing rigging earlier. I'm interesting in learning about standing rigging replacements from Forum members. What conditio...

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