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by Bob
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Dropping the Mast.....What's involved?
Replies: 5
Views: 3125

Re: Dropping the Mast.....What's involved?

Keeping in mind that no two boats were alike we had a yard drop our mast in the fall and when we went to step in the spring found that the backstay turnbuckles and stud threads were striped. The cause was the yard flunky unwound the turnbuckles until they pulled apart. My forestay is fixed ie: plate...
by Bob
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Rear lazarette latch
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Rear lazarette latch

Go to Defender and type in "latches" and it is the first item.
by Bob
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bomar side hatches
Replies: 0
Views: 1759

Bomar side hatches

My side hatches are crazed so I went on a search to have them replaced---Yikes! To replace the lense is $290 each. I had already purchased some 1/4" plexi to replace the lenses and had taken one out only to find that the original is metric and the latches won't seat on 1/4" and they do not...
by Bob
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows
Replies: 11
Views: 6299

Re: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows

We replaced all of ours last year using Sikaflex 295UV. Used the correct cleaners and primers for the respective surfaces, used window spacers to ensure even squeeze with the new bedding. We heated the plexi to form it and put loads of Sika- 3 complete rings plus zig- zag. We got an even squeeze all...
by Bob
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: LRC engine latch
Replies: 1
Views: 1812

LRC engine latch

After years of trying to stop the leaking Perko latch on the engine hatch including several replacements, greasing and re-bedding to no avail I stumbled across a replacement latch that I believe will stop the leaks. I found it at a consignment shop in Rockland Maine. There is no brand stamped on it ...
by Bob
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Redoing the tube cabin sole
Replies: 5
Views: 3320

Re: Redoing the tube cabin sole

I just refinished all the floors this winter. I had some water staining and had originally thought that I'd just replace them until I saw what was involved. I think one could overlay a new floor in the hulls using a 1/4" teak and holly ply layer something I might choose to do at a later date. I...
by Bob
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: gelcoat update
Replies: 7
Views: 3568

Re: gelcoat update

It was not even close. Looked more like an off white. In retrospect I think a good gelcoat repair guy could have done a closer match. After talking with a fellow at a marina in St Augustine and looking at his results I am leaning towards the roll and tip method of applying a 2 part polyurethane. His...
by Bob
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Proper prop pitch for PDQ 36 with YGM20s
Replies: 6
Views: 3119

Re: Proper prop pitch for PDQ 36 with YGM20s

I was hurried this morning and did not give more detail. The props I have on now, 16x11, push the boat at 7 -7.5 at 2800 RPM. I have never tried to max out the RPM's as anything over 2800 shows little speed improvement but increases fuel consumption. If you do a forum search you will find past discu...
by Bob
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Proper prop pitch for PDQ 36 with YGM20s
Replies: 6
Views: 3119

Re: Proper prop pitch for PDQ 36 with YGM20s

I had 15x9 on mine but changed them to 16x11 and it made a big difference in performance. Someone else on the group also had 16x11which caused me to think about the change. I regularly cruise at 2800 rpm and can push it further if need be. My hypothesis is that some LRC had skegs and some did not. T...
by Bob
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Hull Extensions
Replies: 45
Views: 24322

Re: Hull Extensions

I've corresponded with Dave on this subject and am thinking about purchasing the molds. I have talked to a few boat builders and they have expressed willingness to layup the parts. I will be meeting with a yard about the possibility of doing layup and installation as a package. Although the work is ...
by Bob
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: "Buggy" Fuel Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 10521

Re: "Buggy" Fuel Problem

I just installed a fuel polishing system and I think I will be cutting an access hatch in the tank to manually clean it. My suction pipe is 1/2" off the bottom and I pick up chunkies that clog a 1/4" pipe. My boat is a 95 with about 3500 hrs on them for reference purposes. Unrelated but of...
by Bob
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Lexan window bedding
Replies: 3
Views: 3161

Re: Lexan window bedding

I just completed replacing all my windows and used the Sika 295UV. I bought a case for half the going price at http://www.goodboatgear.com. I used the primer and all went easily. It is potentially messy but tape the area and use mineral spirits for cleanup. If you de3cide to go this route I have 8(?...
by Bob
Sat May 19, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: aluminium propane tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: aluminium propane tank?

My tanks are 1995 vintage and are still good. They just have to be re-certified every 5 yrs. I just set up a 2nd propane system for a hot water heater and used the new fiberglass cylinder. I had purchased 2-20#units for my ill fated first PDQ and remembered how light they were compared to steel. Thi...
by Bob
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: salon windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

Re: salon windows

Are the later model salon window interior trim rings fiberglass? It seem that they are much wider than my originals. I tried to redo ours by milling starboard to an "L" shape as were the originals. They looked good for a few months but have cracked open at the base of the "L". Ha...
by Bob
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: salon windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

Re: salon windows

Chet, I'm using 205 and 206 G+P for surface prep and hoping acetone will do for cleaner. I'm glad you mentioned the 209 as I missed it in this document http://us01.webdms.sika.com/fileshow.do?documentID=1288. As a side note I was playing around with some scraps and the old window. I tried a propane ...

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