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by SecondWind
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Procedure for rudder dropping
Replies: 1
Views: 31

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: 148

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: 199

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: 1429

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: 706

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: 877

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 ...
by SecondWind
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

According to ZF there is a reference plate on the transmission (page 2): https://www.zf.com/global/media/en_zf/l ... -ML_04.pdf
by SecondWind
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Boat Maintenance Log
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Boat Maintenance Log

I have an Excel sheet that I use . Send me an email to sailgreen@embarqmail.com and I will reply with the attachment. This forum will not allow me to attach an .xlsx file.
by SecondWind
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

Re: iPad navigation program

iSail.Uses NOAA charts for free and the app is free.
by SecondWind
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Re: Question about tabbing under bulkhead between berths

Check inside of the fiberglass crossbeam where the trampoline attaches. There should be access ports in each of the forward lockers. There have been leaks through the attachment rail of the trampoline.
by SecondWind
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 in Punta Gorda
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: PDQ 36 in Punta Gorda

Thanks Sam. I believe that we met Warren several years ago in the local multihulls club. The boat was previously "Brigadoon" owned by the Hendersons.
by SecondWind
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 in Punta Gorda
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

PDQ 36 in Punta Gorda

There is a 36 anchored off of Gihlcrest Park in Punta Gorda. Anyone here know the boat/owner?
by SecondWind
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine burns excessive oil at high RPM's
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Engine burns excessive oil at high RPM's

A compression test may be in order. Since Diesels are oil burners there may not be any blue smoke. In addition to the leaks Duane mentioned, the other possibilities are worn valve seals and/or piston rings.

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