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by deising
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: do it yourself boat yard
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: do it yourself boat yard

Vinnie, They hauled and splashed our PDQ in 2017. They had previously hauled and stored another PDQ 34 so they knew they could do it. I will say that the beams holding the straps come very close to the boat and it takes a few hands to carefully guide them so as not to come in contact and possibly ma...
by deising
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: do it yourself boat yard
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: do it yourself boat yard

There is one in Punta Gorda named Riviera marina. It was so close by boat and car that I gave it a shot. It was the worst boat mistake of my life. Do not go there! The next one I found was Glades Boat Storage along the Okeechobee waterway - 11 hours and 2 locks away from our house by boat and almost...
by deising
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Dingy motor hoist
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Dingy motor hoist

You can check out my topic on adding a drum winch to handle the heavy (engine) side easier. I have not looked into a powered hoist, but good luck.
by deising
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: stuffing box lock nut
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: stuffing box lock nut

This is one of those dilemmas you come across all too often. Our rudder packing glands have never weeped a drop in 5 years that we could see, so no need to adjust. On the other hand, I would not be surprised that by never moving those components, they are slowly "welding" themselves together. If the...
by deising
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 10
Views: 2320

Re: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM

Hi, all,

Just wanted to say that sometimes my email notifications of new responses gets put in spam at the ISP level and I don't see them unless I really dig beyond my normal routine. Glad it all worked out.
by deising
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: Bahamas crossing

Kip,

Rather than change the topic of this thread, why don't you start a new topic with your question?

I am not sure I am the best to answer since I have never had to bleed anything in the fuel system.
by deising
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in engines
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Water in engines

Glad for the final report. Nice of you to give us the rest of the story.
by deising
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Diesel Electric Hybrid power
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Diesel Electric Hybrid power

To Mac's point, the boat's environment and owner requirements play a big role. A/C is not often desired in the Pacific NW, and heating can be provided via fossil fuel as Mac does. Not having the A/C units to consider makes living off solar/battery/inverter practical most of the time. In FL, however,...
by deising
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Diesel Electric Hybrid power
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Diesel Electric Hybrid power

Hi, Jim. This might sound negative, but here are a few thoughts – To preserve the current boat performance, the motors would have to produce the same torque and RPM needed now (propeller mods might allow for some differences/improvements). Given the inefficiency of creating electrical power from the...
by deising
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Oil type for the 100 hp engines
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Oil type for the 100 hp engines

Thanks for closing the loop. Misinformation can happen easily.
by deising
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34

Kip,

I see you sent me a private message almost a month ago that I was never notified about. I just replied today and am posting here in case you do not get a proper notification of my reply.
by deising
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Operating Generator Underway
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Operating Generator Underway

Hi, Nick, I am very late answering your post, partly because it was not under the PDQ Powercat Forum. We have run our genset underway from time to time. Mostly at 7.5 kts or less and it works fine. Our genset water intake has no clamshell at all, just a hole in the hull. On two occasions, we even ra...
by deising
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Hello from new owner

We have never experienced any tightness in the steering wheel while balancing the rudders. Something is wrong with your system. You'll have to figure a way to isolate which component(s) are a problem. Good luck!
by deising
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: genius windlass
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: genius windlass

Kip,

Our boat has a switch at the lower helm (by your right knee) to allow the windlass circuit to energize. If you have that, it could have been another quick way to cut power to the runaway windlass.

Good luck solving the problem.
by deising
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34

Kip says he can hear a clicking sound when he tries to start, so it is not the transmission neutral safety switch, BUT it is important to know that if the neutral safety switch fails or the connections are not tight, that will prevent the relay from getting voltage to start. The switch is on the aft...