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by AMCarter3
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dometic Holding Tank Sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Dometic Holding Tank Sensors

I solved it... found a broken wire at the top of one of the senors... soldered it. Done.
by AMCarter3
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dometic Holding Tank Sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Dometic Holding Tank Sensors

I’m trying to solve a problem with my Dometic DTM04 Holding Tank Sensors. The “Empty” light on our monitor panel not longer come ON when the tank is empty. The other 3 lights (Low, Med, Full) work fine. So far, I discovered and attempted to repair a broken wire on the 22” flex probe (the long probe ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Interior touch-up
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Interior touch-up

Bob, those pics are so impressive. I've been "fairly" successful re-doing our floorboards by tediously and very carefully applying a "cherry" paste stain to the darker wood. Then covering with a satin oil based varnish. It's VERY hard to get the varnish on fast enough to avoid "holidays" and brush s...
by AMCarter3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: bleeding process when changing fuel filters
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: bleeding process when changing fuel filters

Very helpful and interesting, Kip. Nice detective work. As far as cleaning the fuel tanks, it’s a good idea... especially if you experience any kind of fuel issues. I paid for this service on both of our fuel tanks last Spring. As you may know, it is not something an average boater can do - it requi...
by AMCarter3
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: bleeding process when changing fuel filters
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: bleeding process when changing fuel filters

Interesting. Could clarify how you found and fixed the clog in the fuel line to the Racor filter.
by AMCarter3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: bleeding process when changing fuel filters
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: bleeding process when changing fuel filters

I agree, Kip. I record a lot of routine and annual maintenance actions like this in my "Notes" app so they are accessible any time, any where on my Apple computer, iPhone or iPad.
by AMCarter3
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: bleeding process when changing fuel filters
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: bleeding process when changing fuel filters

Kip, what you are assuming is true. Here’s the procedure I follow when changing both fuel filters annually. It has worked for me every time. (Meaning nor air in the system) CHANGE FUEL FILTERS 1. Have 1 pt of diesel fuel (to fill new fuel filters) 2. Turn fuel valves on main fuel tank OFF before cha...
by AMCarter3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in engines
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Water in engines

Jim, that is an amazing story. Thanks very much for sharing it. We will definitely be more thoughtful about docking fender placement.
by AMCarter3
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rear side slide windows' pull/latch replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Rear side slide windows' pull/latch replacement

Here ya go... Replacing Salon Sliding Window Latch Procedure 1. Remove 4’ black plastic groove track at top (center) of both window frames… gently. 2. Remove exterior window first - Push up and pull out at bottom… gently. 3. Remove interior window - Push up and pull out at bottom… gently. 4. Remove ...
by AMCarter3
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A Second Depth Sounder
Replies: 7
Views: 4887

Re: A Second Depth Sounder

Russ, thanks for that suggestion... I'll play with the MFD settings and try to find something like you reported.
by AMCarter3
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A Second Depth Sounder
Replies: 7
Views: 4887

Re: A Second Depth Sounder

Thanks for that, Alan! Good to hear about the new Raymarine gear. We've heard similar positive feedback from several boat owners in our charter fleet about the new Raymarine gear... especially when compared to Garmin and B&G. Doing a full replacement is probably our next big investment in the boat. ...
by AMCarter3
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: A Second Depth Sounder
Replies: 7
Views: 4887

DSM-30 Dropout Issue

I'm sending this message to a 2007 series of posts regarding DSM-300 shallow depth limitation issues. I'm hoping that there are some PDQ owners who have encountered and resolved a different DSM problem like we are experiencing. Our DSM-30 Depth Sounder unit intermittently drops out... meaning the de...
by AMCarter3
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in engines
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Water in engines

Got it, Jim. Good luck on the investigation. Please keep us informed.
by AMCarter3
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in engines
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Water in engines

I don't relate to the "symptom" of your raw water strainer filled to the top. Mine is always filled to the top and I don't ever have salt water in my engine. I just don't understand this report yet.
by AMCarter3
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in engines
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Water in engines

Jim, I’m unclear about what happened. Did your engine compartment “fill” with salt water? Like to the point where it spilled over into the berth area? Or did salt water fill your your engine? (Meaning salt water got inside the engine?)