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by Serenity
Sun May 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: What Dinghy
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: What Dinghy

I think the trick is finding/creating lift points very low in the dinghy--ours are just a few inches above the dinghy floor. We have the following system someone else created on our 10ish foot Zodiac: There are two eye bolts that go through the transom close to the floor. In the front, a 6" loop of ...
by Serenity
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Charging from Portable Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Charging from Portable Generator

Mike & Rebecca on Zerotocruising.com had a generator on their PDQ32, and discussed on their blog how to wire it... i seem to remember that they had to make a custom cable, maybe? Where are you keeping the boat? Newburyport? We have thought about that because it would be an hour closer to our NH home...
by Serenity
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Raising motors, are I dumb.
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Raising motors, are I dumb.

screenshot of manual attached...
by Serenity
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Raising motors, are I dumb.
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Raising motors, are I dumb.

see attached picture. flip the lever up, i think... it will be hard to reach! you will basically be hugging the engine to reach it. then you may need to pull the engine out of the water MORE before it will go down.

Hope this helps!
by Serenity
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Raising motors, are I dumb.
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Raising motors, are I dumb.

Do you mean the release on the engines?
by Serenity
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Raising motors, are I dumb.
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Raising motors, are I dumb.

Do you have two rope clutch thingies inside your cockpit as shown in the attached picture? Or maybe you have just cleats above the engine wells?

-Dennis
by Serenity
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New Owner - Bulb Part #'s
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: New Owner - Bulb Part #'s

Matt & Diana: Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the party that is PDQ ownership! We met Tim and "2 Katies" at Cuttyhunk once. Hope the boat enables some fun adventures. Unfortunately I can't answer your questions due to lack of experience with both light & engine replacement. However, I am v...
by Serenity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Height dimensions of the hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 4175

Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Phenix: Thanks for the photo rotation! What you are seeing on the underside of the hardtop is a bunch of washers and bolts that go up into some starboard (or something similar--i'm no expert) that runs along the fore and aft edges of my original (dead) 3 solar panels. It's nice when I forget to tigh...
by Serenity
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Unhappy Rudders
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Re: Unhappy Rudders

Thanks for the advice, Thinwater. The freezing hypothesis makes a lot of sense. I'll scrape & sand this weekend to see what I can see.
by Serenity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Unhappy Rudders
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Unhappy Rudders

First issue: I noticed that the leading edge of both rudders has cracked bottom paint & the crack seems to be rusty. I assume that the leading edge is stainless steel that is rusting and expanding under the bottom paint. If I sand off the paint should I encase the rudder in something (epoxy?) before...
by Serenity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Height dimensions of the hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 4175

Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

I am not sure this is what you are asking for, but the stainless hardtop support in this (unfortunately sideways) pic is 40" long. IMG_20190416_112502.jpg I will be back on the boat this weekend (13 April 2019), so email any further dimension requests to sailingserenitysquared AT gmail DOT com befor...
by Serenity
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem

FIXED! I turned off "auto trim" and now it works completely differently.

Thanks for the input, Bryan, Drew, and Amy/Tom!
by Serenity
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem

Awesome, thank you, Brian!
by Serenity
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem

Thanks, everyone, for your replies! Thinwater: the situation is that I get the boat steering straight under power. I engage the autopilot lever and press the "auto" button. When making corrections, the auto pilot seems to do too little too late and the boat swings past the desired heading every time...
by Serenity
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Autohelm ST4000+ Problem

After some tinkering and a new belt, my Autohelm ST4000+ mark I is almost working. It seems to over steer and not straighten out the wheel soon enough. The result is an S-shaped path through the water. Has anyone had this problem? Can anyone send me the configuration settings that work for their PDQ...