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by Iriemon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OVEN ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: OVEN ALTERNATIVE

I've been looking into this issue as well, as our 32 Altair does not have an oven.

We do have a BBQ grill however, and there are a number of websites that say BBQ grills can work fine as ovens with the right technique, though I personally have not tried it yet.
by Iriemon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

Nice install and info, thanks Greg
by Iriemon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

Maybe you could mount the clark pump under the settee and mount the filters/pressure pump under the sink in the galley. You'd have to take out the trash receptacle and use something else, but it would be accessible, located lower in the boat, and close to the salt water intake.
by Iriemon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

The starting batts in my boat are located one each in each engine compartments. It probably wouldn't be that big a job to relocate them if you wanted to do a lazerette installation. I thought about corrosion as well, but the well in the lazerette in the cockpit is covered and protected from salt spr...
by Iriemon
Thu May 31, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Watermaker for a 32?
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Watermaker for a 32?

I have a 32 LRC and am contemplating the same thing. It looks like ZTC located theirs in a under a cabin berth locker, not the best option on an LRC because the engines are in that compartment, and from what I've read I would not want to install a watermaker in an engine compartment except as a last...
by Iriemon
Wed May 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Need info on Bahamas trip please
Replies: 5
Views: 580

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: 241

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: 899

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: 4129

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 585

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: 1269

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: 1269

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: 1269

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...

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