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by deising
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: What is the best Freshwater prump for PDQs
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: What is the best Freshwater prump for PDQs

I liked the Shurflo Smart pumps because they were quiet, but I had two fail in too brief a time. I now use cheaper Jabsco pumps that are much noisier, but I can replace them for half the price. It helps to have an accumulator in the plumbing to maintain the pressure rather than have the pump cycle r...
by deising
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Raw water intake strainer
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Engine Raw water intake strainer

I think another consideration is if you need (or choose) to be moving with only one engine running. You don't want the motion through the water to push enough water in to fill the water-lift muffler and possibly flood the engine. So, the idea of facing the strainer to act as a "ram" may not be good.
by deising
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: New Owner Questions

David, I get stiff steering if the hydraulic fluid is a little low. Fill from the upper helm only with the autopilot off. Stiff steering at higher speed can be due to misaligned rudders. I assume you were instructed how to align them. If you have a leak of waste water in the starboard locker, it sho...
by deising
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: storage under port seats opposite the lower helm?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: storage under port seats opposite the lower helm?

George,

Our hull 91 has a lot of locker space under that seat, accessible from the port cabin. I have not double-checked if every inch is being used, but I suspect most of it is. It certainly could be different on your older boat.

The email I have for James is: james_power@rogers.com
by deising
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: novacool fridge

FYI - Some of the numerous wire sizing charts available are adjusted to use a ONE-WAY distance from the source to the device. Some do not make it clear that the wiring run length is TWO-WAY (from the source TO the device, and BACK to the source). It is important to know which run length to use for y...
by deising
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: novacool fridge

Thanks, Duetto.

On our previous boat, the fridge worked poorly when the battery voltage was less than 12.5 because of undersize wiring and the subsequent voltage drop. I have not checked the voltage at the compressor when running on this one yet, but really should.
by deising
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Head..
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: New Head..

Bill,

I have not always been happy with all Jabsco products, but our toilet and macerator has worked well for us and was easy to fix when the joker valve eventually got crudded up.
by deising
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: solar panels?

Good news. It is hard to beat the quiet efficiency of a good solar panel installation.
by deising
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Our PDQ Enhancements blog page
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Our PDQ Enhancements blog page

Wow, Russ, that is a great, well-written list of enhancements. Thank you so much for sharing all that. I only have two comments: 1. The rear hatches are designed as emergency egress points, so hopefully the added rain covers will break off if the hatches need to be fully opened for that unlikely eve...
by deising
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Jabsco deck fitting for washdown systems
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Jabsco deck fitting for washdown systems

Sorry, folks. I apparently did not get any notices from the forum that new messages were posted.

Yes, our fresh-water connection on the deck is near the windlass slightly to starboard.
by deising
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transom shower..
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Transom shower..

If getting a person back there was near impossible (which it isn't), I would be trying to make some sort of system with a boat hook and a steel "fish" tape. One person pushes the "fish" through the transom hole (with the plastic trim removed to give the biggest hole possible) and the other works the...
by deising
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Jabsco deck fitting for washdown systems
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Jabsco deck fitting for washdown systems

I have never used the fresh water washdown on our boat. I finally tried to do so and found the deck fitting internal plastic parts to be broken. I ordered the only replacement I could find (from Jabsco) and today discovered that the twist-lock bayonet type fitting for the hose is not the same exact ...
by deising
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Raw water washdown backflush plumbing
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Raw water washdown backflush plumbing

I have been plagued with blockages on the intake of our raw water washdown pump. The strainer wasn't clogged, but the hose inlet was. Trying to take the hose off the barbed fitting to blow backwards is almost impossible without damaging the hose. I have been using a bucket and rope for over a year n...
by deising
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Great Loop
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Great Loop

Diva Di completed both the Great Loop and first, the Down East Circle. We'll be at the Rendezvous, as well.

See you there.
by deising
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: painting corroded aluminum window frames
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: painting corroded aluminum window frames

Great detail, Bob. I have one of those Fein sanders and it is a great machine.

Did you spray the primers on the entire frame or just the bare metal sections?

Thanks,