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by SecondWind
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 75 HP SYNTHETIC OIL SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 4
Views: 1932

Re: 75 HP SYNTHETIC OIL SUGGESTIONS

They are all basically the same. Use the recommended viscosity and DO NOT use a synthetic blend. Mobil 1 is usually priced OK at Walmart.
by SecondWind
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Capsize
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

Re: PDQ 36 Capsize

The 32 capsize in California was a case of extreme stupidity. After being advised of severe weather by myself and several others the crew chose to enter the Pacific in gale conditions putting themselves and their boat at extreme risk. If the brother of the “captain” hadn’t rented a Epirb none of the...
by SecondWind
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Need a surveyor in NYC area.
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: Need a surveyor in NYC area.

Recommend that you choose one from the Boat US website.
by SecondWind
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: window leak
Replies: 3
Views: 5401

Re: window leak

B, Try some flowable silicone for a temporary repair.
by SecondWind
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Panama
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: Panama

by SecondWind
Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: HELP NEEDED with Gel Coat
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Re: HELP NEEDED with Gel Coat

Our PDQ was painted, not gel coated.
by SecondWind
Sun May 12, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 18
Views: 7211

Re: Bahamas crossing

Under no circumstances should you cross if anything on the boat is questionable. When you do cross have plenty of spare parts and know how to install them. Service in the Bahamas is sparse and parts stores generally have nothing but a catalog.
by SecondWind
Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: New PDQ Owners, Stuart Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 5130

Re: New PDQ Owners, Stuart Florida

If you are on Facebook, please consider joining our PDQ Owners Facebook page. Congratulations on buying Chet's boat. You probably purchased the best maintained PDQ on the planet.
by SecondWind
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: fuel "burping"?
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: fuel "burping"?

The problem lies with the vent hose. We needed to adjust ours so that there was a constant rise toward the vent. Most of them have a dip in the hose, which allows fuel to collect in the dip. It may take several small blocks to elevate portions of the hose to insure a constant rise. You can also plac...
by SecondWind
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Procedure for rudder dropping
Replies: 2
Views: 2854

Re: Procedure for rudder dropping

Brendan,
You pretty much have the procedure. If you cannot unscrew the safety bolt you may have to cut it with a grinder and tap it out.
by SecondWind
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Current accurate weather
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

Re: Current accurate weather

Chris Parker: https://www.mwxc.com/
by SecondWind
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 3113

Re: Fuel tank

The original tanks were aluminum. The earliest models were smaller (capacity unknown), the later ones were 55 gallon. there has always been a vent problem with PDQ tanks. If yo look at the vent hose you will probably find a dip in the hose rather than a rising run. This retains fuel and does not all...
by SecondWind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hard Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: Hard Top?

Take a look at www.http://hardtotop.com

Fits on the existing Bimini framework.
by SecondWind
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Gulf Marine Ways ( https://www.gulfmarineways.com ) in Ft. Myers Beach can handle your PDQ- They worked on our 36.
by SecondWind
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Need info on Bahamas trip please
Replies: 5
Views: 4921

Re: Need info on Bahamas trip please

Sam, We spent 4 1/2 months in the Bahamas, mostly the Exumas. I would recommend trying to get to Georgetown in time for the Cruisers Regatta, usually around the end of Feb or early March ( https://georgetowncruisingregatta.wordpress.com ) ( https://www.facebook.com/GTRegatta/ ). You will need a set ...