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by deising
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacing house batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 4467

Re: Replacing house batteries

Mac, rather than mix up the topic content, I posted the details of my solar panel installation in another topic with a "solar panels?" subject.
by deising
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Re: solar panels?

Diva Di hard solar panels 1 - Copy.jpg I am going to post the details of our solar panel installation as requested by Mac Carter. At first, I was intrigued by the setup used by another Powercat owner to mount semi-flexible panels (very inexpensive) to lightweight polycarbonate stiffening board and ...
by deising
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV34 or 41 in Beaufort, NC
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: MV34 or 41 in Beaufort, NC

You missed at least 4 of us returning from a cruise to Maine several weeks ago. I am sure some or all of us would have been happy to accommodate you. We have a 34 and love it.
by deising
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacing house batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 4467

Re: Replacing house batteries

In Sep 2016, Mac Carter wrote that he was replacing the house batteries with AGMs with a goal of being able to go three days at anchor before having to recharge. Having cruised approximately 500 days/nights on our PDQ in less than 4 years, I find that our 4 Trojan T-145 flooded wet cell batteries ge...
by deising
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Springfield double helm seat

Maybe it is just my 240 pounds, but my new double seat from 2015 has a large separation along the after seam. I have no idea how it could be repaired, but we have been on a 7 month cruise and won't worry about it until we get home in Nov.
by deising
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Plumbing tubing
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Plumbing tubing

I have never had to look at the plumbing back there, but keep in mind that our boats are usually set up for flushing the toilet with fresh water (there is a raw water option/seacock on ours, as well). It might be that they wanted to ensure that no particulate could foul up the solenoid valve that le...
by deising
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: ICW Northbound-newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: ICW Northbound-newbie

I agree that the NJ ICW is not recommended. Even with our boats' shallow draft, it was challenging when we did it a few years ago, and it is very slow.

Good luck with your trip.
by deising
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: upper helm gps monitor shutting down
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: upper helm gps monitor shutting down

Our upper helm chartplotter display has done the same thing once or twice. It is not a good feeling, especially when you really need it right then. Our E120 Raymarine units already have a known problem where the driver circuit for the backlight display goes bad (getting dimmer and dimmer and then un...
by deising
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OVEN ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: OVEN ALTERNATIVE

We use the LG convection/microwave in convection mode once in a while, usually to make pizza or cobbler or something quick. I would not want to roast a turkey in there. With our use, the heat has not been a problem. Don't leave the plastic splash cover in the oven while it preheats. It makes a littl...
by deising
Wed May 30, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 7
Views: 708

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

Jim,

You should be able to take the cover off the shifter, and you can see a lot from the bottom by opening the electrical panel door wide open. I have never had need to inspect mine, but that is the first thing I would do. See if you can find something obviously wrong and go from there.

Good luck!
by deising
Tue May 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 7
Views: 708

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

Jim,

Our 2006 model does not have any knobs on the sides of the shifter. Perhaps if you tell us what year and hull number you have, someone can help you.
by deising
Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar fuel economy
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Yanmar fuel economy

This one is by former owner, Henry Clews:

http://www.snodoglog.com/Performance.html
by deising
Mon May 21, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: flybridge supply Breaker?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: flybridge supply Breaker?

If our flybridge supply breaker is not on, we get no power to the chartplotter. I used to turn it on and off, but forgot it too many times, so now I just leave it on.
by deising
Wed May 09, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: Looking for solar panels

Hi, Gerry. Glad you are getting things together and we appreciate all the follow-up. I am still confused how the extra battery monitor is going to monitor both your start batteries. First, how would one monitor work on two separate batteries? Second, monitors are usually reserved for batteries that ...
by deising
Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING

I can't help you with your question, but want to wish you luck with the repair and hope you will keep the forum informed of your experience and outcome. It is possible many of the rest of the fleet will face this problem at some point.

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