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by Ortolan
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 28
Views: 13827

Re: wiper arms?

Mostly confirming what others have said regarding windshield wiper motor replacement (based on my 2006): The correct motor (see below) is the Marinco #34000 MRV Heavy Duty Motor w/ 2 1/2" shaft & 80 degree sweep angle The correct arm (if pantographic) is the Marinco #33037A Deluxe Adjustable Pantogr...
by Ortolan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Weatherstripping for cabin sliding screens
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Weatherstripping for cabin sliding screens

When re-painting the cabin rear side screens (in the sliding windows - NOT the phantom screen) I ripped out the weatherstripping, thinking I would just replace it. Unfortunately, it appears to be an unique size no one sells. While it is typical slide-in pile weatherstripping, it is only .15” wide. I...
by Ortolan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Vent Gurgle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Re: Fuel Vent Gurgle?

Ahhhh ... we hear the same occasional gurgling noise. I had thought it must be battery acid gurgling or something, but the diesel vent makes MUCH more sense - in particular the Racor fuel/air vent separator in the vent line which is basically 2’ away when lying in bed. We hear the gurgling mostly at...
by Ortolan
Wed May 13, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4755

Re: Cutlass Bearing Replacement

Finding my port Tides seal beginning to leak & with the shaft visibly whipping at high speeds, I thought I’d make an attempt at checking the engine alignment. As I carefully disconnected the flexible shaft coupling, I was surprised when the shaft dropped down onto the bilge floor like a lead weight ...
by Ortolan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: Effective Fuel

I’d be curious, in a fuel emergency, could you access some of the extra fuel in the auxiliary tank? If you shut the genset valve off (so it doesn’t drain & of course not use it), remove the pickup tube of the transfer pump & add a length of rubber tubing to reach further down into the tank - then tr...
by Ortolan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: Effective Fuel

Nick- I’m sure you’ll get more exacting info from people like James Power or Dick & there may be some variation depending on exact pickup tube depth. Going by our experience, the useable fuel is quite limited. The main tank: Once we got very low - the gauge had shown empty for over a hour & when I p...
by Ortolan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Original LPG tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Re: Original LPG tanks

We just went through this last fall when attempting to refill our “expired” tanks - Another option if in the Vero Beach area: I would recommend Como Oil & Propane. They re-certified (with an official receipt & decals on the tanks) AND filled both tanks for only $27.00 - I was pleasantly surprised! F...
by Ortolan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Removing Flybridge icemaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1703

Re: Removing Flybridge icemaker

John, This was one of our first projects when we bought Twin Sisters. We decided an icemaker wasn't needed, but we would need extra fridge space rather than extra storage, so we replaced the icemaker with a small Engel #SB47F-MK fridge, typical of Sea Rays & such. The opening size is different, but ...
by Ortolan
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A Second Depth Sounder
Replies: 7
Views: 6742

Re: A Second Depth Sounder

Another possible fix for your DSM-300 issue (if being inputted to your Ray Marine chartplotter) could be the settings on your chartplotter. My depth worked only intermittently for 3 years (& the previous owner’s 2 years), so I added a separate depth sounder in the starboard hull to use instead. Jump...
by Ortolan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Prop Zincs
Replies: 7
Views: 4854

Re: Prop Zincs

Mac,

The correct one should be the “D”. I’ve been purchasing then from BoatZincs.com as their “Nut-D-Alum.” prop anodes.
by Ortolan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rudder safety warning!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: Rudder safety warning!!!

This is our rudder from our mid-2006 (hull #100) model. There is a collar on top of this glassed-in board with one bolt thru into the collar & one protruding out - I assume this is the updated design?
by Ortolan
Wed May 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 11415

Re: novacool fridge

Nick & Barb, This can be a very involved question/answer! Your Nova Kool freezer/fridge is not the “ideal” unit, with it’s single compressor attempting to keep both compartments at proper temps, with minimal insulation thrown in. I’ve outlined some things I’ve done here: https://esc-pod.com/pdq-34-u...
by Ortolan
Thu May 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 11415

Re: novacool fridge

Mac, I used a common 4”? pancake/computer fan from Amazon. In addition to 12 volts, I looked for one with ball bearings & the best rated/most expensive (they are so cheap, the cost difference is tiny). I hooked mine up to a terminal strip mounted below the fridge which powers my new digital thermost...
by Ortolan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 11415

Re: novacool fridge

Mac - We store all of our lines in that locker.

John - Not sure what you mean. Are you asking why I drilled the hole at that location or why I mounted the fan from that side of the partition? If the latter, it just seemed easier.
by Ortolan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Oil consumption for Yanmar engines
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: Oil consumption for Yanmar engines

A previous posting discussed this - due to the engine angle & ??, others (& now myself) have found that if you only fill to the mid-full mark on the dipstick, you may only rarely need to add oil. If I fill to the max, they seem to fairly quickly “burn” down to mid-full, then only a pint or so every ...