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by deising
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dinghy Hoist

While on this subject, I remain disappointed that PDQ did not angle the aft-most/top most portion of the latest davits closer towards the centerline. As stated earlier, there is only so much space between the hulls, so you are not likely to try to hoist a dinghy over 9.5 feet. A typical dinghy of th...
by deising
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dinghy Hoist

Glad to help, Mac. I just wedge a thick rag between the dinghy fabric and the lifting gear. We have traveled close to 17,000 nm with the dink/engine hoisted and no problems. Some of that was in really snotty conditions. As you know, the key is to eliminate any motion of the dink relative to the davi...
by deising
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dinghy Hoist

Mac, For the aft end, I cut a square-tube bar and added aircraft cable near each end to carabiners that attach to the lifting rings on the transom. That keeps the cables clear of the engine and allows the lower end of the lifting tackle to get as low in the dinghy as possible. On the forward end, I ...
by deising
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sticky white vinyl ceilings
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Sticky white vinyl ceilings

Thanks, Dick. We had modest success with vinyl cleaner, but likely the alcohol works better. If you are in somewhat dim light and sitting down, the overhead vinyl looks nice. It is when you stand up and really look at it that you can see (and feel) the mess that accumulates.
by deising
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: BAHAMAS WIFI
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: BAHAMAS WIFI

I don't know if it is properly called Wi-Fi, but BTC Bahamas offers data plans through their cell service. Typically, if you can see the tower, you will get decent service. The phone then becomes a hotspot for your devices. I have had it work well all the way to Long Island, but not sure about south...
by deising
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Bottom Paint

Good comments. When I bought paint from West Marine one time, they said if I did not use it soon, to bring it back and they would re-shake it for me. I guess each store has different equipment available. Using the paddle, I needed a corded electric drill. There is no way a cordless could handle it e...
by deising
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Bottom Paint

Three gallons might stretch for 2 coats, but four is safer.
by deising
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Pulling Bundles and a few other questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: Pulling Bundles and a few other questions

Since we are having this engine cooling discussion, keep in mind that for boats (like ours) in southern FL in summer where the water temp gets close to 90F, it will definitely have an effect on engine cooling. That is not likely affecting you right now, and won't be as bad in VA, I assume. Another c...
by deising
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Pulling Bundles and a few other questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: Pulling Bundles and a few other questions

Carl,

You seem to know what to look for. Good luck.

Any chance the port engine runs hotter than the starboard?
by deising
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Pulling Bundles and a few other questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: Pulling Bundles and a few other questions

Carl, Here is my take on some of your questions: I have pulled the heat exchanger bundle out the front, but you need to cut some of the fiberglass away that interferes. It is not a big deal. You might be able to stretch 3 gallons of bottom paint for 2 coats, but 4 is safer. My lower helm control han...
by deising
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rocna Anchot
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

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: 1185

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: 1007

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: 1951

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: 1951

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