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by JSLExplores
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dining table conversion to bed
Replies: 5
Views: 2885

Re: Dining table conversion to bed

Thanks all.
by JSLExplores
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dining table conversion to bed
Replies: 5
Views: 2885

Dining table conversion to bed

The PDQ 34 dining table can be made into a bed. Can the cushions actually be assembled into a flat bed with no gaps? Asking for my daughter whose getting the worst night sleeps. Cheers,
John Lennie
Float Her
M/V PDQ 34
by JSLExplores
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Oil consumption for Yanmar engines
Replies: 6
Views: 2743

Re: Oil consumption for Yanmar engines

A previous posting discussed this - due to the engine angle & ??, others (& now myself) have found that if you only fill to the mid-full mark on the dipstick, you may only rarely need to add oil. If I fill to the max, they seem to fairly quickly “burn” down to mid-full, then only a pint or so every...
by JSLExplores
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Front porch shade
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Re: Front porch shade

I did something similar, as we move to the forward deck often, to hide from the setting sun. Before returning to the Bahamas next year I'm also going to create something to shade the flybridge in the late afternoon as well.
by JSLExplores
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Ice maker GFI
Replies: 2
Views: 2275

Re: Ice maker GFI

Hi Ross,
I had the ice maker GFI moved to the right side of the door opening. Now if it needs a reset I just open the door and it's an easy click.
John
Float Her
by JSLExplores
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4681

Re: Thoughts on Watermakers ?

hi, can you give us an idea of what it cost and where it is located? thanks, Most of the components are in the Starboard forward hatch. The biggest component is the high pressure pump and it sits on the shelf. I still have lots of space for storage in the bottom. I don't remember the exact cost. I'...
by JSLExplores
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4681

Re: Thoughts on Watermakers ?

I have a Watermakers.com 20 gallon/hr ac modular system. I often think it's producing closer to 25-30 gph as the tanks fill up quite nicely for us when we run it. It was installed by Watermakers in Stuart, FL but it's a little cheaper to do it Fort Lauderdale as that's where they're located. Very pr...
by JSLExplores
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OVEN ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 6157

Re: OVEN ALTERNATIVE

We use the microwave/convection oven all the time. When we had are RV we took a microwave/convection cooking class and that really opened our eyes as to how great these devices are. We've cooked full turkeys for Christmas, prime rib, breads and everything else. The highest setting is 450 F and the a...
by JSLExplores
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: ICW Northbound-newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 5303

Re: ICW Northbound-newbie

I did the Dismal swamp about a month ago... no problem. I wouldn't do it again because it was too boring.
Have fun with your PDQ 34. I love mine.
John
by JSLExplores
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for Upper Helm Raymarine E80 monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 1721

Re: Looking for Upper Helm Raymarine E80 monitor

There is a shop in Bradenton, FL that specializes in rebuilding the monitors. I traded in my old stuff to Metco. Call them and I'm sure they'll tell you who collects all the old stuff. http://marineelectronicstc.com/ If you're interested in the rebuilding send me a message and I'll dig up the the na...
by JSLExplores
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Auto Pilot rudder re-calibration
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Re: Auto Pilot rudder re-calibration

Thanks for the feedback.
In our case it looks like when we hit the mud it loosened up the rudder reference shaft. We just had to center the rudders as best we could an re-tighten.
But, while there we notices some corrosion so this area should be inspected from time to time.
John
by JSLExplores
Tue May 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Auto Pilot rudder re-calibration
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Auto Pilot rudder re-calibration

My auto pilot has stopped working properly. 2006 PDQ 34 When I engage the pilot the boat turns to port until the rudder is all the way to port and I'm doing circles. I have calibrated the compass and was proceeding to calibrate the rudder but the error rate was >7 and the online reference I got was....
by JSLExplores
Fri May 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 6580

Re: Looking for solar panels

Expatriate wrote:John,

What batteries did you chose?

Tim
2005 Hull 68
I ended up with 6 lifeline 300A.

John
by JSLExplores
Wed May 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 6580

Re: Looking for solar panels

Hi Gerry, I just had an aft bimini and 2x350s installed at Stuart Yacht last summer. These things really crank out the power so I've just increased by battery bank to close to 1000 Amps. And they fit perfectly. I'm off the boat while they finish with the battery install. If you're interested in know...
by JSLExplores
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dripper Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

Re: Dripper Guard

Just ordered. Thanks for the tip.
John & Janice
Float Her