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by deising
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment

I must say I find it amazing that several of you can go so long without checking (or apparently needing to check and fix) rudder alignment. Talking with other owners, I thought our experience was more typical. Glad for you, of course.
by deising
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment

I would say 150 nm or so is when we realign the rudders. My admiral turns the wheel at the lower helm while I actuate the valve. She reports the approximate arc distance that the wheel moves in each direction. 2-3 inches is not too bad. Anything over 5-6 and I wonder. It seems like the more the auto...
by deising
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Exterior Sun Shade Salon Door
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Exterior Sun Shade Salon Door

Bob, I just checked our door. The inside has 1/2 inch wide strips that (presumably) lock the glass panes in place. Assuming the glass does not extend beyond that opening, the farthest the glass would extend is 3/4 inch as measured from the outside. This is because the outside flange is not even with...
by deising
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Hole Screens
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Port Hole Screens

Ah, Mac. I see you must be a Mexican food lover like me. :lol:
by deising
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar 75hp to 100 hp upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Yanmar 75hp to 100 hp upgrade

Gregg Burdick, former owner of Stuart Yachts in Stuart, FL, was heavily involved in repairing and modifying our PDQs for a number of years. I recall he often fantasized about removing the diesels, transmissions, shafts, props, and rudders, and adding appropriate structure to mount outboards - maybe ...
by deising
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Bridle
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Anchor Bridle

Mac, I could do some quick trig calculations to show the inward pull for any given tension on the main rode, but since I don't know the shear load that our bow cleats would withstand, that would not help. My intuition is that this would not ever be a problem in any scenario likely to happen. If you ...
by deising
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: outboard engine - testing on land with water muffs
Replies: 1
Views: 177

outboard engine - testing on land with water muffs

[I was going to post this in the Outboard Engine section, but it is so full of posts and I could not use search terms like 'water' and 'pump' as the software deems them too common.] I learned something new about outboard engines over the past few weeks. My Suzuki 9.9 needed some TLC, so I mounted it...
by deising
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: advanced planning looking for a 34
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: advanced planning looking for a 34

Probably a good idea you posted it here. I did not even remember there was a Classified Section. Good luck with your search.
by deising
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Upgrading from Raymarine ESeries to Raymarine Axiom
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Upgrading from Raymarine ESeries to Raymarine Axiom

I removed the pair of E120s last year and added the Raymarine Axiom Pro 12 inch. I really like them, and the speed with which the display updates on zoom and pan is amazing compared to the old E120. They sell an adapter plate that uses the E120 mounting holes and lets the slightly smaller footprint ...
by deising
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Bimini
Replies: 19
Views: 2095

Re: Aft Bimini

Dennis,

There have been many times when I moved from the seat to a shady spot on the flybridge, using the remote autopilot control to steer. Obviously, you cannot read the chartplotter or the depth sounder very well, so you need to be in familiar waters.
by deising
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Bimini
Replies: 19
Views: 2095

Re: Aft Bimini

Dennis, If you do a search in the Powercat Forum for Bimini, you will get over 70 hits. Many of them will refer to the Bahamian island, but some will talk about the upper and aft Biminis. Ours came with the boat and we appreciate its shade. The photo is of the old one showing my failed attempt to at...
by deising
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Engine Panels

On our 75s, I length of cordage temporarily attached to the starter near its center of gravity helped hold it up while the first bolt was inserted. I chuckle when I think of the mechanic's classes that have a clean engine on a dolly or bench with access to all sides. Sure doesn't look that way nestl...
by deising
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Vent Gurgle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Fuel Vent Gurgle?

Alan, Yes, ours are Rule Automatic. From their info: Rule automatic bilge pumps have an internal computer chip to cycle pumps every 2-1/2 minutes. The pump runs for one second and shuts down if no water is detected. If water is detected, automatic pumps sense resistance at the impeller and run until...
by deising
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Vent Gurgle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Fuel Vent Gurgle?

Are you sure it is not the automatic bilge pumps cycling on to check if there is water to pump? Ours make that gurgle sound you described.
by deising
Fri May 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: places to stay in the FL keys?
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: places to stay in the FL keys?

I would use Active Captain (free site, now owned by Garmin) to locate all those places and check what other captains have said about those places while you plan.