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by Ortolan
Wed May 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Need Window lock
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: Need Window lock

I now have a broken window latch as well. Did any of you order some from Pompanette & end up with an extra one (due to the minimum order amount)?

If so, I'd like to buy one from you.

Thanks.
by Ortolan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Life Line Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Life Line Replacement

As my previous post mentioned - I tried this, but mine started rusting again in a few months, so I ended up replacing them with Dyneema. But ... the big caution I didn't mention is to watch out for broken strands of SS after you strip off the vinyl! I had broken strands sticking out which will draw ...
by Ortolan
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New owner in Jacksonville need help
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: New owner in Jacksonville need help

Bill,

Congrats on your PDQ purchase! We are heading south, but have already passed Jacksonville- currently in Fort Pierce for the next week before looking for a window to cross to the Bahamas. If we can of any help, please e-mail us at rrlr@att.net. Ours is hull #100, so fairly similar.
by Ortolan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: iPad navigation program
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: iPad navigation program

+2 for Navionics For 2 years I had been using Garmin BlueCharts to compliment my old RayMarine E120s, but got sick of Garmin failing to regularly update their charts, particularly bad stretches where the buoys have been moved years ago, but Garmin still shows the old locations. Reading all of the Ac...
by Ortolan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, How John routed the gas line is exactly how I did it (although mine continues to near the davits where my grill is mounted). To answer your other questions: - To protect the gas line I used wire loom slipped over it. - The fitting I used where the new gas line exits the propane tank enclosure i...
by Ortolan
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: LP Gas Hose

Mac, We call our rear top our T-top & we have our grill mounted down by the davits so much of what I said doesn't apply to you ... but your job will be even easier! From the propane locker I used a vapor-tite fitting (like PDQ used), then up & over the first partition, then a drilled hole (l...
by Ortolan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: LP Gas Hose

If you have a rear T-top with a frame & brackets like ours, it's easy. I started at the propane locker with a vapor-tight bushing thru the back of the locker, then route over the partitions while protecting against abrasion. At the location of our T-top support, I drilled out from the rear locke...
by Ortolan
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Life Line Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Life Line Replacement

Good timing as we just went thru this. First we tried to save what we had by stripping off the white vinyl & soaking the SS in an acid bath. They looked better, but after a few months started rusting again. Next I researched Dyneema, but was put off by the initial high cost, as you need to buy s...
by Ortolan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

Thanks Dick! I feel better now - This is what I get for reading the instructions!
by Ortolan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Phantom Screens
Replies: 9
Views: 5134

Re: Phantom Screens

If they are only replacing the screen (they call it the mesh), you shouldn't need the measurements. When ours was replaced, they just had "blank" meshes they cut down in width & length to match.
by Ortolan
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cabin window treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Cabin window treatments

Bob- These "pleated" style of shades is what we were originally looking for ... Are they "RV" style with cords coming down to the bottom of the window to keep them taut & reduce swinging/banging with wakes, or Are they ordinary household shades? If so, how do you handle wakes...
by Ortolan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cabin window treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Cabin window treatments

Looking at replacing our curtains with more modern pleated shades. Two issues come up: Unless you use RV style shades (which have strings coming down under tension to hold the shades taut), how do you prevent clanging of the shades with wakes at anchor? What do you do about the angle of the windows ...
by Ortolan
Wed May 24, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

I've decided not install a crossover hose, but will refrain from running on one engine - didn't often anyway. Henry on SnoDog had evaluated efficiencies & found that you didn't really save much fuel unless running under 6 knots. The only change I'm planning is to replace the cheapie hardware sto...
by Ortolan
Tue May 16, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

That's what I used to do with my sailing cat - with folding props. However, the drag & torque on a large, fixed, 4-bladed prop locked in place by the transmission at 8 knots would be tremendous. I checked the ZF transmission manual & it states you can (safely) leave the transmission in neutr...
by Ortolan
Sun May 14, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

Do any PDQs with the Tides or other dripless shaft seals have a crossover supply line for operating with one engine? The water injection to the seal provides cooling & lubrication. Their instructions clearly state this is essential, as the "off" engine still has the shaft rotating - he...

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