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by AMCarter3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacing house batteries
Replies: 19
Views: 4340

Re: Replacing house batteries

Duane, Here's my late reply to your question re: how our AGM battery replacement project went... First, I would say it was a huge success -- we easily get 2-3 days at anchor (with conservative battery usage) and can charge the house batteries to about 95% in about 3 hours. Second, it has been a chal...
by AMCarter3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Seacock valve handle
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Seacock valve handle

Duane, I apologize. We've been traveling in Europe for the last month and I have not viewed all the incoming messages from this forum. I saw your private message and responded. But, when I searched today, I see I sent it to the wrong address. I will send my reply to your question to the "Replac...
by AMCarter3
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Seacock valve handle
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Seacock valve handle

I don't know anything about water leaking through either thru-hull valve on our boat.
by AMCarter3
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wine glasses?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: wine glasses?

John, We're pretty sure San Juan Sailing buys their plastic wine glasses for their fleet of 50 boats from West Marine. Their use this version <https://www.westmarine.com/buy/strahl--8-oz-da-vinci-goblet--528984?recordNum=13>. And they get a pretty serious discount - probably 30% off the list price. ...
by AMCarter3
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Battery combiner
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Battery combiner

Very useful, Tim. Thanks. I'm going to add this to my winter maintenance list.
by AMCarter3
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Springfield double helm seat

John, I’m pretty sure our double seat with its 2 pedestals were installed when the boat was built in 2006. The deck in front of the helm is flat and therefore the 2 pedestals are exactly vertical.
by AMCarter3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Springfield double helm seat

Bill, here are some pics of my original seat -- you can see the pedestal, slide tracks and the unlock bar...
by AMCarter3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Springfield double helm seat

Bill, the following may help: 1. Definitely install 2 pedestals for the Springfield Double Bucket Seat (1 is inadequate). 2. The Springfield seat item # is 1042050. 3. Overton's Camping World (where I bought mine on sale 2 yrs ago) item # 316832 <https://is.gd/tEOyn5> 4. The pedestal used on my PDQ ...
by AMCarter3
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Springfield double helm seat

I replaced the broken down double seat on our 2006 PDQ with the Springfield double seat 1 year ago. It requires 2 pedestal posts and installing it was not easy. I had to line up and carefully mount the 2 rail tracks on the seat bottom to exactly match the tracks on the chair. Installing some of the ...
by AMCarter3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rule Bilge pump failure
Replies: 7
Views: 3936

Re: Rule Bilge pump failure

Has anyone else installed a high water alarm. If so, what brand & model? And how did you wire it so you know which bilge if the alarm goes off?

I've got the same questions for High Temperature alarm for the exhaust system. I'm thinking of installing both this Fall.
by AMCarter3
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 1919

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

Tim, I agree with Cat Daddy... prop pitch is only one of several factors that influence performance and probably not the biggest one. We took 5 actions last winter to improve the performance of our 100 HP engines: 1) test injectors (we had to replace all 8); 2) adjust the valves properly; 3) find an...
by AMCarter3
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Mini Raw water stream?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Mini Raw water stream?

Thanks John! Dick Tuschick also sent me this via email:

That is part of an anti siphon valve and should always be “peeing” when the engine is running over 2000 rpm it is critical that this vent never gets clogged as your engine could “drown” as it sits below the waterline.
by AMCarter3
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Mini Raw water stream?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Mini Raw water stream?

Can someone explain the purpose of the tiny port on the hull beside each engine that spouts a tiny stream of raw water when the engine starts up? It seems to run for a bit and then stops.
by AMCarter3
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shower Pump Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Shower Pump Switch

Thanks. Found a Seadog version at our local marine supply store. Installed it this afternoon.
by AMCarter3
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shower Pump Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Shower Pump Switch

The small rubber cover that protects the toggle switch lever for our shower pump has broken off. Has anyone come encountered this and come up with a simple way to repair the rubber cover. Or, have you found that the rubber cover is NOT needed? I suspect it IS needed and without it, the switch will f...

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