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by catalacmarc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: What is the best Freshwater prump for PDQs
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: What is the best Freshwater prump for PDQs

Duane, thanks and you are right about pumps being so quiet. With a bad pressure switch, the Smart Sensor just ran til the breaker got thrown. Plus I think it over-pressurized the system. Marc
by catalacmarc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: What is the best Freshwater prump for PDQs
Replies: 2
Views: 41

What is the best Freshwater prump for PDQs

I posted in the 36 forum but then I thought that this question might reach across types. My galley/head water pump failed, pressure switch failed and now the pump itself is leaking. Anybody have a suggestion for a good pump? It had a 2010 Shurflo Smart Sensor 5.7 which has a spotty reputation. I sus...
by catalacmarc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Any 32' owners in Northern California?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Any 32' owners in Northern California?

From Northern California but not in it. We have a 36 in Seattel if you get this way. There is another here too. Haven't seen any 32s. Marc
by catalacmarc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: New canvas for Honu
Replies: 0
Views: 34

New canvas for Honu

Hi friends, just wanted to showoff Honu's new canvas. Full enclousre courtesy of Breezy Canvas and Bristol Fabrication and a new sailcover courtesy of a Pfaff 130 sewing machine that I scored at Goodwill for 20$. Marc
by catalacmarc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Best freshwater pump for a PDQ 36 house system
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Best freshwater pump for a PDQ 36 house system

Friends, it appears the pressure switch on my 2010 Shurflo Smart Sensor 5.7 fresh water pump seems to have died. Pump does not stop running even when there is no leak to be found. The pump finally blows the breaker. And while I was cycling it to check for leaks, the pump body itself, which wasn't le...
by catalacmarc
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Boom vang suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Boom vang suggestions

Friends, my '91 Capella appears to have been rigged with preventers and I am changing over to a vang at the mast. Can the turning blocks on the cabin roof be used to run the vang line to the cockpit? Loads on a vang can be high. Using a Dyneema webbing strap around the base of the mast in leiu of dr...
by catalacmarc
Wed May 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No exhaust through prop hub
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: No exhaust through prop hub

Not sure what part you are talking about? As far as I can tell, the exhaust comes out of the manifold and mixes with the water that is injected into the leg, pushing it out of the leg. I have one of my coroded motors torn apart, I'll look at that. There is the "exhaust guide" that is used as both th...
by catalacmarc
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No exhaust through prop hub
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

No exhaust through prop hub

Just bought and installed two clean used model 6G8 Yamaha 9.9s. Both started right up but the first one only ran a few minutes the next time and wouldn't start there after. That is not the wierd thing. What is wierd is that there is no exhaust through the prop hub? Water was also not going into the ...
by catalacmarc
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No exhaust through prop hub
Replies: 0
Views: 1242

No exhaust through prop hub

Just bought and installed two clean used model 6G8 Yamaha 9.9s. Both started right up but the first one only ran a few minutes the next time and wouldn't start there after. That is not the wierd thing. What is wierd is that there is no exhaust through the prop hub? Water was also not going into the ...
by catalacmarc
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Installing new engines and engine steering lock- tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 3007

Re: Installing new engines and engine steering lock- tips?

I am in the process of replacing the engines on Honu with used motors. Both the old ones are salted badly. wanted to share the hoist I used that worked well and was easily disassembled into three 20170327_101417_resized.jpg 20170327_101320_resized.jpg 20170327_101312_resized.jpg major parts. The tra...
by catalacmarc
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Weight and dimension of Hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

Re: Weight and dimension of Hardtop

Thanks for all the ideas. I have used plexiglass on a boat project and found it surprisingly easy material. Made my own pilothouse windows. I've done foamglass frames but I'd like to keep this project simpler.
by catalacmarc
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Weight and dimension of Hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

Re: Weight and dimension of Hardtop

Terry, thanks, I'll look into this or maybe using foam core panel, might be able to get a one piece panel from the folks that make truck box panels. Don't have a n existing Bimini so that will need to be part of the project as well. Marc
by catalacmarc
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Weight and dimension of Hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

Weight and dimension of Hardtop

Looking at making a hardtop. Curious about the dimensions of those now in use. One material I could use is Durashield tongue and groove foam core panel. BUT it weighs a bit much. Total for the roof about 145 lbs, have to check this number. Thinking about dimension of about 12 ft by 7 t.
by catalacmarc
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Replacement Engine(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

Re: Replacement Engine(s)

Friends, half way to replacing the engines. Found one lightly used trolling motor and now looking for the other. 9.9s are very common trolling units.
marc
by catalacmarc
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Engine Locks Corroded
Replies: 4
Views: 5031

Re: Engine Locks Corroded

I have had some luck spraying penetrating cable lubricant up into the latch. Used canle lubricant because it is designed both to penetrate and lubricate. Needed several shots and workingthe lever. Not a permanent solution but can be repeated.