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by Wbr2974
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas cruising permit question...
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Bahamas cruising permit question...

I have gotten conflicting reports regarding how long you may stay in the Bahamas while cruising. A friend is coming from New Zealand and we will be heading over this winter. I am assured she does not need a visa and is allowed a 3 month stay. For me a US citizen is states 8 months but is up to the d...
by Wbr2974
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Springfield double helm seat

Thanks for all the replies... I think I’m going to pull the trigger and buy the double seat from Springfield. If anyone remembers which pedestals you bought or if I can use the one I already have and just buy one? I agree it would be nice on a rougher passage to have a single seat however I think th...
by Wbr2974
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Springfield double helm seat

For those of you who added the double helm seat on the flybridge from Springfield I’m curious as how it was mounted and was it a worthwhile addition? Our boat is an 05 with the single seat and pedestal which is fine however the double seat looks really nice.. Any thoughts are appreciated.. Bill Mv34...
by Wbr2974
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Lower Helm seat sliding bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Lower Helm seat sliding bracket

The lower helm seat on our 05 was so uncomfortable to sit on I decided to take it in to have new foam installed, while it was out I added 2 pieces of 2x4 and raised the seat up a bit. Super easy and makes a huge difference in comfort. However after removing the seat the left side sliding bracket was...
by Wbr2974
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Jacksonville FL recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Jacksonville FL recommendations

Xs 2 on Lambs. Good guys and reasonable rates..


Bill
MV 34 0759
by Wbr2974
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel gauges not working
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Fuel gauges not working

I’m happy to report my gauges are back up and running. Having no power to the gauges I followed James advice and here is what I found. The aft tank gauge is connected directly to the forward tank gauge. So the power line for both gauges goes from the forward tank gauge to the bus bar located directl...
by Wbr2974
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Thoughts on Watermakers ?

I recently contacted Water Makers about the ISL 400 which is there best selling RO system. It seems like a really good water maker and if not for other boat issues I would probably go with. They are running a special this month. Basically the price comes to $6k with tax but not installed. They said ...
by Wbr2974
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel gauges not working
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Fuel gauges not working

James, With the instrument breaker on I have checked for power to the gauges with a multimeter and get no voltage at all. All other instruments are working normally. I thought maybe the key needs to be on however that makes no difference still no power. Might there be a inline fuse somewhere that I ...
by Wbr2974
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel gauges not working
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Fuel gauges not working

Alan, On my 05 the instrument breaker also controls the chart plotter and yes it was on. In fact I turned them all on just to make sure yet I still get nothing to the gauges??? Normally when fueling I keep an eye on them and when I get close I start slowing down big time but I couldn’t remember how ...
by Wbr2974
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel gauges not working
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Fuel gauges not working

I’m just recently getting back to the boat starting to get ready for the Bahamas this winter and today decided to take on some fuel and pump out. When I started the boat I have no power at the gauges? There used to be a light that would come on and they were pretty accurate but today nothing at all....
by Wbr2974
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Air Conditioner Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Air Conditioner Replacement

My boat also has a 16k unit and if I could I would definitely get an 18k
I am also in Florida and the 16k barely cools the boat even with all the windows covered.
If you can I would go with the 18k... too hot down here.

Mv34 075
by Wbr2974
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hard Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Hard Top?

Very nice job.. Looks great.
Will not be showing this to the admiral or I'm sure I'll be calling Atlantic towers myself..
I keep thinking about all those beautiful solar panels that could go up there.....

Bill
MV 34 075
by Wbr2974
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Thoughts on Watermakers ?

John, I was actually hoping you would reply as I've seen you spent a lot of time over there. I have an 05 with a fresh water head so I'm sure that will require more frequent trips to marinas than for you.. As far as anchoring I do plan on being at anchor or a mooring more than at a dock. My travelin...
by Wbr2974
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Thoughts on Watermakers ?

I know many PDQ owners spend time each year in the Bahamas and I was wondering people's thoughts on having a watermaker aboard? Im aware of all the maintenance issues with them but many people I've talked to say they wouldn't go cruising again without one.. if anyone has one they particularly like o...
by Wbr2974
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: gps wiring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: gps wiring?

John,
The boat is a 2005 and the autopilot does indeed say "STalk failure".
Everything is powering up just not doing anything. I'm going down to the boat today with my multimeter
and see what I can find. I will report back when I figure it all out.
Thanks again
Bill

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