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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: 112

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: 7
Views: 167

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: 7
Views: 167

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: 7
Views: 167

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: 7
Views: 167

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: 634

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: 438

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: 1249

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: 634

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
by Iriemon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: mainsail
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: mainsail

Please let us know your experience. I've used a local loft for my sails, but I've read generally good things about Rolly sails over the years.
by Iriemon
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ 32, length of tramp lacing and diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

Re: PDQ 32, length of tramp lacing and diameter

Thanks Drew, very helpful.

Bryan
by Iriemon
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ 32, length of tramp lacing and diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

Re: PDQ 32, length of tramp lacing and diameter

About a year ago, I bought new tramps (through Sunrise -- happy) for my 32, and debated what to lace them up with. After looking around a bit, it seems like most tie their tramps up with a non-stretch line (like sta-set). However, I wanted something with some stretch to it, because, in my observatio...
by Iriemon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PDQ 32/34, Shoal Survivor -- Sold!
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: PDQ 32/34, Shoal Survivor, For Sale

Wow, after years of reading you rave about your 32, I'm completely taken aback. I'm curious about your different direction, and why you felt your 32 wasn't the boat for that direction. But best wishes for your sale and future decisions. I for one am very much appreciative of all your posts, comments...
by Iriemon
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Salon hatch inner trim piece.
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Salon hatch inner trim piece.

I assume you've checked with Bomar?

If there is no source for these, the best alternative might be to make a frame out of teak.
by Iriemon
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Blocking for PDQ 32 LRC
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Blocking for PDQ 32 LRC

Follow the manual. The hull above the waterline is a cored sandwich, and if you put jackstands on the hulls above the waterline, you can get deformations in the hull. On a mono, the stands are usually placed below the waterline where the hull is solid. When I was looking at PDQs, one of them I looke...

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