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by AMCarter3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Dinghy Hoist

Spot on, Duane! I just had a patch added to the inside bow area where our forward hoist line rubs. Our ding is 9 years old and the pontoon fabric is on its last legs... they still hold air well, but they have a lot of the tiny mold "spots that apparently grow underneath the outer most layer of the f...
by AMCarter3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Dinghy Hoist

Try swapping it. I was surprised at the difference it made. Again, my boat is in a charter business most of the year. It is important to make things easy, clear and "foolproof".
by AMCarter3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Dinghy Hoist

I appreciate the conversation. I'll share one thing that made a surprising difference... flipping the dinghy around. A couple of years ago, I changed the dinghy so the bow points to starboard. Hoisting the dinghy is substantially easier that way compared to having the outboard weight on the starboar...
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Dinghy Hoist

Hi John, thanks for the picture. I'd not seen one of the St. Croix davits before... quite different from the 2006 davits we have. It sounds like they do a good job of securing the ding to the boat. And, you've got the largest dinghy I've ever seen on 34' PDQ. I'm impressed that you can handle with w...
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Dinghy Hoist

Very helpful, Duane. Is your bow chafing gear simply wrapped around the lift carabiner and hoist tackle? My current bow hoist line is at least twice as long as yours. Besides being too long to hoist the bow as high as you can, it has created a "wear" spot on the inside pontoon fabric. (I am now in t...
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Dinghy Hoist

I came across this photo of Sno Dog with its dinghy hoisted as high as possible on the davits. The benefit of this is: a) minimal dinghy movement underway; and the two berth port windows can be fully opened. My dinghy is currently NOT setup to be hoisted this high... and I'd like to see how it's don...
by AMCarter3
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: PSS Seal Size or Part Number
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: PSS Seal Size or Part Number

We had PSS seals installed about 3-4 years ago. One needed adjustment to reduce leaking. I've also learned from our boatyard guys that when the PSS seal is properly adjusted, it "should" put off very fine mist when running at higher RPM's. The mist indicates the two spinning faces are being properly...
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Re: Sliding Door Alignment

Duetto, thanks for that link. It refers to exactly the issue I think we are experiencing. Like many, I wish James Powers was still active on this forum. I got the door off without much effort... you just have to slide it about 2" to starboard and then push it UP. My rollers do not rotate; they just ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Re: Sliding Door Alignment

Hmmm, I can’t recall how I removed the sliding door 4 years ago. I was able to remove the lower outside track guard, but I don’t recall how to get the door to lift out of its track. Anyone know how to do this?
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Re: Sliding Door Alignment

We also had that issue, When we bought our boat in 2016, we noticed extensive leak damage on the wood on the counter behind the helm and on the port side of the entry steps. That source was the failed caulking on the two bolts that secure the mast. That was easy to fix and has not leaked since. And ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sliding Door Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Re: Sliding Door Water Leak

John, Could you tell me more about the \weather stripping you got for the sliding door? I've got a small, persistent leak that appears to be coming from the lower left corner of the door (as you face it from inside). I'm going to remove the door today to see if I can find the leak source (its very c...
by AMCarter3
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Bottom Paint

As a charter boat, we are required to have our bottom paint evaluated every year at haulout. We usually add a coat or two about every other year. The paint most recommended in our area by our boatyard is Sea Hawk's Cukote Self-Polishing Bottom Paint. It's actually made in Florida. We get quite good ...
by AMCarter3
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Just to clarify (I mentioned this earlier), our DC panel has a separate breaker to activate the heater fan. Using that breaker, we can get warm air from the heater “radiator” box as soon as the starboard engine’s coolant has heated up.
by AMCarter3
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: How to change engine coolant water

James, thanks for clarifying it. I've been spent a lot of hours in that area lately replacing the original loud, ineffective squirrel cage exhaust fan with a higher quality, quieter Jabsco exhaust fan (along with a 12v speed controller. We definitely do not have a pump for the heater hoses in the st...
by AMCarter3
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: How to change engine coolant water

James, What 12 volt circulation pump for the auxiliary heater? I am very curious about this... I am completely unaware of such a pump on our boat. I know there is a breaker on our DC panel called "Heater". But, as far as I can tell, nothing happens when this breaker is turned ON. We only get heat fr...