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by Iriemon
Wed May 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Need info on Bahamas trip please
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Need info on Bahamas trip please

Hi Sam, You can go to the Bahamas anytime. If you want warmer weather and fewer cold fronts, then Apr - June is a good time to make a trip. July and August a probably a little warmer than you want! Mid-October - December is also a good time period. Jan-Mar you can get cooler weather and frequent col...
by Iriemon
Fri May 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Trampoline idea
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Trampoline idea

On an Island Spirit cat I had, the tramp was laced into mainsail slides that went into what were essentially mast tracks bolted on. I don't know if that would work on the 32.
by Iriemon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Diesel engine mounts showing fiberglass cracks
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Diesel engine mounts showing fiberglass cracks

I haven't noticed such separation on my '99 32 LRC. It looks like they didn't tab those motor mounts in very well on your boat. It does seem weird to me, like Drew (thinwater) noted, that they are pulling out. With a 250lb engine on them you wouldn't think they would pull up like that. Vibration and...
by Iriemon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Preparing surface for new salon lexan windows
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

Re: Preparing surface for new salon lexan windows

A tip I picked up germane to this thread re: rebuilding worn out/stripped screw holes. Use a small piece of cotton ball soaked in epoxy and push it through the worn hole. I used a couple bent paper clips to do this and to form the soaked cotton around the base of the hole as much as possible. I used...
by Iriemon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

Following up on my earlier post, I trash canned the LED bow light, and purchased and installed an Aqua Signal bow nav light. I installed this LED festoon bulb in it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B8593GS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (HQRP 360 deg 41mm Festoon). It was $10 i...
by Iriemon
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

Here is the picture of the exiting lights I have in the cabin. Is this the same light on your boat that you replaced, with the same screw holes? Thanks. 15205452719461.jpg 15205452082370.jpg Yes, those are the same halogen lights I replaced, and the base support for the LED model lights I linked to...
by Iriemon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rectangular porthole hatches, part number needed
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Rectangular porthole hatches, part number needed

I'm pretty sure the plastic side hatches are Beckson "Newport" models. They used to be called "rain drain" I believe. See here: http://www.beckson.com/ports.html. The model size is basically the height and width of the windows. I *think* the two sizes used on the 32 would be the ...
by Iriemon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

Speaking of LED lights, these interior motion sensor lights are really cool: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQ39PMF/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 At $20 for two they're cheap. They recharge with standard usb connections. They have a built in motion sensor (as well as standard...
by Iriemon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

LED Reading lights in cabins: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XPY8YQD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 A little brighter than the stock halogens (but much cooler and lower power draw), and they have a frame "lip" around the leds so that one person can read without the g...
by Iriemon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

LED cockpit lights: White: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JA47LA8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Red: https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/bayonet-bulbs/1142-led-boat-and-rv-light-bulb-w-stock-cover-12-smd-led-ba15d-retrofit-107-lumens/2396/4561/ Both are sealed LEDs. The w...
by Iriemon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

I just did this upgrade on my 32. I originally purchase this for the aft light: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I0BRKOA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Then I decided to add a second stern light on the port side of the transom, because with a dinghy up on the lift, it blocks almo...
by Iriemon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.

Please don't take it down!!!
by Iriemon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: mainsail
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: mainsail

Drew, what did you do to upgrade the outhaul? I don't like my setup, where the line comes through a hole in the boom and ties off on a cleat on the boom. Since I do not have a winch on the mast, I cannot tension it more than I can pull with my hands, and it is awkward to get to in any event. I'm thi...
by Iriemon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Salon hatch inner trim piece.
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Salon hatch inner trim piece.

Thanks for posting that Tom, that is useful information. My trim rings are showing cracks and signs of age and I may be replacing them soon.
by Iriemon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Shoal Survivor is Sold... but I'm not going anywhere.

Ditto, you've been a great and valuable resource, Drew, and your comments and recommendations have been appreciated.

Bryan on Dilligaf

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