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by deising
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rocna Anchot
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Rocna Anchot

Hi, Mac,

I did not take your comment as criticism, but I have to mention that the 25kg Rocna is 11 pounds heavier than the 20 kg. Your 325 feet of chain is well over 250 pounds heavier than our 80 feet. A lot depends upon your cruising grounds, of course, as you mentioned.
by deising
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rocna Anchot
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Rocna Anchot

Our Rocna is the 25kg (55 lbs) that the previous owner had. It is heavier than recommended, but once set, I sure sleep well at night.
by deising
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heat Craft Cabin Heater Circulation Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Heat Craft Cabin Heater Circulation Pump

Our water cooling pump for the aft cabin cooler/heater is centrifugal and on the port side.
by deising
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar 75hp to 100 hp upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Yanmar 75hp to 100 hp upgrade

Dennis, I am far from an expert on these matters, but placing an outboard where the existing diesel sits seems problematic. For one thing, how would you get it in there? Part of the "charm" of an outboard is the ability to pull it off the boat with a lift/crane and replace/repair it quickly, if need...
by deising
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar 75hp to 100 hp upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Yanmar 75hp to 100 hp upgrade

Here are the specs for the 2 Yanmar choices at 110HP. There was no 100 listed anymore. Double-click the image to make it easy to read.

yanmar 110HP.jpg
by deising
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Ruder Aligbment
Replies: 7
Views: 851

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: 851

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: 840

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: 634

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: 9
Views: 1111

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: 1460

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: 392

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: 486

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: 918

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: 3484

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.