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by AMCarter3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Fuel Tank dimensions?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

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 ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Current C-120 chart SD Card
Replies: 0
Views: 57

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 12:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

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 5:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: fuel "burping"?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

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.
by AMCarter3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replacing house batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 4472

Re: Replacing house batteries

Duane asked me (privately) how my battery replacement project played out vs. my objectives... Here's what I sent to him. I tried to send this reply to the forum last week, but it did not go through. Apparently there have been some tech problems that have impacted our ability to reply on this forum. ...
by AMCarter3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 12
Views: 2259

Re: Heating Fresh Water

Tim, what model Whale water heater did you install. And, why did you upgrade to it?
by AMCarter3
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wine glasses?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

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: 161

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: 521

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: 521

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: 521

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: 521

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: 3951

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: 13
Views: 1741

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: 315

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.

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