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by deising
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Bimini
Replies: 16
Views: 518

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: 16
Views: 518

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: 239

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: 405

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: 405

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: 540

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.
by deising
Thu May 28, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: places to stay in the FL keys?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: places to stay in the FL keys?

Kip, Over the years, we have stopped at: Dry Tortugas, Boca Grande Key, Key West (W of Fleming Island), Saddelbunch Harbor (E of Boca Chica, ocean side), Bahia Honda (between the bridges), Marathon (Boot Key Harbor mooring ball), Coco Plum, Lower Matecumbe, Indian Key, Snake Creek (bayside), Pumpkin...
by deising
Wed May 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: places to stay in the FL keys?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: places to stay in the FL keys?

Wish I could help, but we have always anchored out. Of course, from late Apr to late Oct, you pretty much want to be docked and running A/C.
by deising
Tue May 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Black Water Waste Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Black Water Waste Tank

I believe it is an integral part of the starboard bow, aft of the collision bulkhead; not a separate tank at all. Perhaps someone else can give a definitive answer.
by deising
Fri May 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool (Replaced)
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Nova Kool (Replaced)

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for sharing the tip. Hope I never need to use it.
by deising
Thu May 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Microwave Addition
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: Microwave Addition

Yes, Mac, there is a big difference between peak power and average power consumption.
by deising
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Florida Storage

Maybe there would not be a 30A marine hookup, but perhaps 120V 15A with extension cord could be arranged.
by deising
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Windlass reversing solenoid
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Windlass reversing solenoid

Thanks for the input. If it was the original unit and lasted 14 years, I am not unhappy.
by deising
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Windlass reversing solenoid
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Windlass reversing solenoid

Follow-up: I received the replacement solenoid and installed it today. I connected the wires the same way as they were before, by using a photo I took before disassembly and the downloaded schematic to get the colors right. Guess what? The up button made it go down and vice versa. All I had to do wa...
by deising
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Water
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Effective Water

We, too, now use 9-10 gals per day. When we started with our sailboat, we had 78 gals in 3 tanks and got away with 3.1 gals per day. We have gotten more decadent over time.