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by Ortolan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Need Window lock
Replies: 13
Views: 3233

Re: Need Window lock

Mac’s instructions were great, but (at least with my windows) you don’t have to remove the entire surround of window track - mine had a separate 3’ top piece which is all you need to remove to be able to lift the window panels out. Also, my new handles didn’t have the holes for the roll pins drilled...
by Ortolan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: ICW Northbound-newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: ICW Northbound-newbie

Jim, Congrats on your PDQ purchase! We have done the same trip north to CT several times. I would agree to skip the Dismal Swamp if you just want to get north. The Dismal Swamp takes an extra day, between the locks & traveling in-line with sailboats at 6 knots. Depending on weather & your sc...
by Ortolan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shower Pump Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Shower Pump Switch

I replaced mine with a SeaSense Rubber Toggle Boot $3.00 from Amazon - it fit perfectly. The old one just unscrews & the new one screws on, however if the entire switch starts to turn, you’ll have to hold it from behind, which you access by removing the toilet paper assembly & reaching up to...
by Ortolan
Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Auto Pilot rudder re-calibration
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Auto Pilot rudder re-calibration

Most likely ... it is the Ray Marine "rotary rudder reference" thingy, AKA rudder follower. It is located on the starboard side rudder & ours went bad on our 2006 PDQ last year with exactly the same symptoms. When it fails, the autopilot has no idea the position of the rudders, so it f...
by Ortolan
Wed May 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Need Window lock
Replies: 13
Views: 3233

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: 1368

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: 11
Views: 1472

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: 1261

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: 2170

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: 2170

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: 2170

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: 1368

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: 2589

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: 5453

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: 1870

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...

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