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by deising
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Bridle
Replies: 4
Views: 50

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: 22

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: 32

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: 3
Views: 125

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: 1354

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: 1354

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: 577

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: 726

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: 726

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 473

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: 595

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: 1837

Re: Microwave Addition

Yes, Mac, there is a big difference between peak power and average power consumption.