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by Wbr2974
Tue May 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Bahamas crossing

Ok here is my update for the day and it’s not good news unfortunately. Pulled the pickup tube out today and it was perfectly clean with no obstructions whatsoever.. Being the boat does not smoke at all and otherwise runs perfectly I had pretty much ruled out the turbo as everyone including the mecha...
by Wbr2974
Tue May 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Bahamas crossing

Yes they do as well...

Bill
by Wbr2974
Tue May 14, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Bahamas crossing

Tim, If you have Kobelts then they definitely pull out to give neutral. I’ve been on lots of boats with them and they all work the same way. Much better to warm the boat up wit a small amount of throttle. Each lever pulls out separately try pulling out more from the base of the shifter and move it f...
by Wbr2974
Mon May 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Bahamas crossing

Not sure about others but I have Kobelt controls.
All you do is pull the shift lever out sideways this keeps it in neutral
Then throttle up.. I always start the boat in neutral then do as above to ad rpms. Maybe other boats are different ??
Bill
by Wbr2974
Sat May 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Bahamas crossing

Thanks for the responses.. As far as the prop goes the bottom and props were just cleaned within the last two weeks. I suppose it’s possible I wrapped something around the prop when I left Miami. I had no idea they should make 4300 in neutral that is disturbing.. The most I ever achieved on the port...
by Wbr2974
Sat May 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Bahamas crossing

I know some of you have made the Bahamas crossing many times in your PDQs but this will be my first trip. I have done the crossing my self many times but never in this boat. I’ve even gone in small center console boats. At the moment I’m am stuck in Stuart with a port engine that will only make 2800...
by Wbr2974
Thu May 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

I have been wanting to do this switch for a long time now.
The admiral absolutely refuses to use a microwave under any circumstance.. ( bit of hippie)
In fact I removed it from the boat and a toaster oven sits in its place.
Would you mind sharing some photos of your oven ??

Thanks
Bill
by Wbr2974
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.

Port Tach update.... So I was finally able to get in there and disconnect the sensor. Both female ends are corroded so I sprayed a little WD 40 Reconnected them and port tach is back up and running.. For now. I’m sure this problem will reoccur sometime soon and will definitely need to remove some th...
by Wbr2974
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.

Thanks for the replies, I’m really struggling with this. I know what I’m supposed to be looking for back there but my hands don’t even fit by the flywheel to check the connections. Seems like taking the turbo off would make it easier? I suppose it’s not the end of the world if I can’t get it running...
by Wbr2974
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.

This weekend while using the boat my tach stopped reading. I also checked and the hours meter not moving either. Starboard side is fine. Has anyone else had a problem like this? I searched the forums but only see flybridge tach problems but mine are not working at either station. Is the tach sensor ...
by Wbr2974
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 16
Views: 2677

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

So did every PDQ come with a fresh water filter? I can’t find one anywhere on my 05. Nothing at all under the fridge. I had the same problem with water flow and it ended up being the valve before the pump had clogged with calcium. Took it off cleared it out and was good to go. Where these filters ad...
by Wbr2974
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cabinet Storage?
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Cabinet Storage?

So that’s supposed to be a beverage cabinet? The previous owner just had boat stuff in there so I have been doing the same thing. Sounds like a trip to the liquor store is in order.. I can’t believe I never knew this. It sure seems like another cabinet could go next to that one but now my mind is pr...
by Wbr2974
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Macerator pump installation
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Macerator pump installation

Yes I am talking about the pump that empties the holding tank while offshore.. Switching over to a diagram pump is absolutely the way to go however it is not all that simple. As I am planning on leaving for the Bahamas the second week in April I decided just to replace the pump with a 12 volt Jabsco...
by Wbr2974
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Macerator pump installation
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Macerator pump installation

I am having problems with my macerator pump. Reading threads I see this is a common problem. I see many have switched to a diaphragm pump and would like to know is does anyone have or would take a photo of how they installed it. There obviously has to be some modifications made to the existing fitti...
by Wbr2974
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Sleeping in the salon?
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Sleeping in the salon?

Mac,

Thanks a million.. I always wondered what those
two odd shaped cushions I had in the back were for.
It all makes perfect sense now.
I was trying to make it work using
just the seats and backs...
Thanks again...

Bill
My 34 075
Chateaux