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by AMCarter3
Sat May 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Repainting center aluminum window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 7687

Re: Repainting center aluminum window frame

Found this old topic... thought it might be the best place to ask for advice. I’ve got a small amount of corrosion to deal with on the aluminum frame of a couple of our windows on our 2006 PDQ. I came across this forum chat on this topic. The process I've used before for this issue involved: sanding...
by AMCarter3
Sat May 01, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Wind Instrument
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Wind Instrument

Has anyone put a wind instrument on their PDQ? On cruises with other boats, I find that the wind topic comes up fairly often, particularly in rough weather. I've seen wind sensors on other trawler type boats. I might have an opportunity to buy a used Garmin gWind™ Wireless 2 wind vane for our boat. ...
by AMCarter3
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Spares
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Spares

Nick,

When you get to a point where you feel you have a enough input from us, I suspect we all would appreciate it if you would send us the compiled list.
by AMCarter3
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Spares
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Spares

This is a great topic... in addition to what's already been shared, I would add: • Engine starter motor • Engine fuel filters (primary and secondary) • Alternator • main macerator pump (had to replace it twice in the last 2 years) • toilet macerator pump (had to replace it once in the last 3 years) ...
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm

James or Duane, could you be a bit more specific about what kind and size of 3-arm puller works to pull the steering wheel? I went to our local O’Reillys auto parts store and they rent or sell a variety of 2&3 arm pullers. Are the puller arms supposed to grab behind 3 spikes on the wheel?
by AMCarter3
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Owners Manual Copied?
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Owners Manual Copied?

Maybe... I hope so. I'd just like to know for sure. It's really odd that the store contacted me.
by AMCarter3
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Owners Manual Copied?
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Owners Manual Copied?

I received a very odd voicemail and email yesterday, 3/27/21, from an Office Depot Store #3378 at 1954 3rd St. S. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 904-584-9146. The messages said, "Your coil bound manual is ready for pickup. It is paid for." The messages were addressed to "Mac & Penny Carter" (that's me...
by AMCarter3
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm

Good, timely advice. I watched several YouTube videos - all of them advised loosening the nut and whacking it with a hammer a few times to break the wheel loose. I will try to find a 3-jaw puller.
by AMCarter3
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm

John, that is really good to hear. My slow leak has ben happening for over a year. A very thin line of oil slowly runs down the fiberglass directly below the wheel shaft. Sometimes less or none and sometimes continuous. If I slide a folded paper towel up under the black wheel shaft cover, it picked ...
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Hydraulic oil leak at Flybridge Helm

I have slow leak of hydraulic oil at the Flybridge helm. It appears to be coming from the steering wheel shaft. The steering system seems to be operating normally and I do not see any leaks anywhere else in the hydraulic hoses. Does anyone have advise on how to deal with this issue? I'm assuming it ...
by AMCarter3
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Power Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Power Issue

When we bought our PDQ in 2016, we were advised by our maintenance pro to replace the Prosine Inverter/Charger. He said the general reputation of this original device is that it WILL fail within approximately 10 years (+/-)... sort of like spinning hard drives... it's not whether it will fail, but w...
by AMCarter3
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

Re: Dinghy Hoist

I just changed to hoisting our dinghy as high as possible to reduce dynamic loading AND make it possible to fully open the two berth windows. I've seen photos showing that some of you do this. I like it! It works better than the lower hoist position I used to use. I'm still experimenting with how to...
by AMCarter3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shower Drain
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Shower Drain

You might try soaking the hose (insde) with vinegar for a few days. Vinegar does work. For example, I do a 3 day soak every winter for our entire water system, the hose from the toilet TO the holding tank, and the hose from the macerator pump TO the thru-hull valve. A change in the Fed law 2 years a...
by AMCarter3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

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...