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by AMCarter3
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transom shower..
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Transom shower..

That's right... it's a very challenging place to get to, especially if you are a bigger person. The aft engine compartment firewall should lift straight UP and out. It's not heavy. Then, as Duetto suggested, put a towel or foam pad on top of the hot water tank (be sure the tank is NOT hot) and do it...
by AMCarter3
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Webasto Water Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Webasto Water Tank

A weather wimp, eh?😎😜
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Webasto Water Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Webasto Water Tank

Guys, bear in mind our PDQ is home based in Bellingham, WA -- the Pacific Northwest. We're the last city before you cross the border into Vancouver, BC. It's a lot cooler and wetter here than where you guys live. We need heat and hot water. You'll laugh when I tell you people here think its a major ...
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Our PDQ Enhancements blog page
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Our PDQ Enhancements blog page

Nice blog, Russ. We have the same year PDQ and have also made a bunch of "enhancements"... but don't have a blog. I tend to share some of them here. Maybe a blog like yours some day.
by AMCarter3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Webasto Water Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Webasto Water Tank

Hey John, Right! All we need is some guy smiling and floating around in a spacesuit. Welcome to what a PDQ owner in the Pacific Northwest considers essential to survival... and my wife's happiness... aka, a WEBASTO hydronic diesel heating system (in the port bow locker). It works like a charm. It's ...
by AMCarter3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Webasto Water Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Webasto Water Tank

Does anyone know the capacity (gals.) of the red water tank that is heated by the Webasto diesel heater?
by AMCarter3
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New PDQ 34 owner - General Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: New PDQ 34 owner - General Questions

Welcome to the PDQ forum, David. That IS a big list... My first and probably best suggestion is to find and develop a close relationship with a local experienced professional boat maintenance person or group. It will save you tons of wasted time, mistakes in judgment and errors correcting / fixing i...
by AMCarter3
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Jabsco deck fitting for washdown systems
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Jabsco deck fitting for washdown systems

Same here. I am only aware of the salt/raw water washdown fitting next to the starrboard deck hatch.
by AMCarter3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Shaft Seals
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Shaft Seals

Alan, We installed new cutlass bearings and changed to PYI PSS Type A shaft seals a year ago when we had our running gear (shaft & props) removed and repaired. We did have a small leak at one of the seals. As you know, the tightness of the contact between the stainless-steel rotor and the stationary...
by AMCarter3
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: painting corroded aluminum window frames
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: painting corroded aluminum window frames

Nice process, Bob. Thanks for the details. I had to do touch-up's on almost every window frame on our PDQ 2 years ago. My process wasn't quite as elaborate as yours with the multi sanding grades, but it turned out well. However, with the help of a paint specialist at our local shipyard, I tried seve...
by AMCarter3
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: $29 can safe you thousands $$$

Alan, thanks very much for that guidance!
by AMCarter3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Fuel Tank dimensions?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Aft Fuel Tank dimensions?

Can anyone supply me with the accurate dimensions of the aft fuel tank on a 2006 PDQ. We're planning to have both of our fuel tanks cleaned and "polished" by a company in the Puget Sound area that specializes in this work <http://www.petro-clean.com>. They asked about the shape of the AFT main tank ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Current C-120 chart SD Card
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Current C-120 chart SD Card

Does anyone have for sale or know where to buy a current N. America / Canada Navionics SD card for a C-120 Raymarine chart plotter? By current, I'm referring to the larger 2GB SD cards that work with the latest firmware on the C-120 (Ver. 5.1.6)? I've ordered one ($200) through our local Radar Marin...
by AMCarter3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: $29 can safe you thousands $$$

I’m planning to install high temp alarms on our exhaust systems this winter. For those that have already done this, could you share details on how and where you ran the wires for the panels to the lower AND upper helms
by AMCarter3
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: fuel "burping"?
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: fuel "burping"?

It's a real challenge for all PDQ owners. We tell our charter guests to do what we do... pump fuel slowly and watch the fuel tank gauge carefully; and STOP filling when the needle is steady on FULL. Do NOT try to completely fill the tank.