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by Expatriate
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: solar panels?

Sorry about the duplicate post. Slow response here.
by Expatriate
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: solar panels?

Just an update. We are in the Bahamas now. Battery chargers are in float mode (charged up) every day by about two PM. It has worked out nicely.
by Expatriate
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: solar panels?

Just an update. We are in the Bahamas now. Battery chargers are in float mode (charged up) every day by about two PM. It has worked out nicely.
by Expatriate
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: fuel "burping"?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: fuel "burping"?

My solution is to fill the forward tank and transfer to the rear. Have had very little burping on the forward tank. Takes some coordination depending on how much fuel I am taking on.
by Expatriate
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge seal with upper deck
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Flybridge seal with upper deck

I have noticed the same thing on our 2005 M/V 068. Our single helm seat removes for easier access, but I can get inside without removing it. I am 6 feet tall and weigh about 200 lbs. If I slide in feet first, I have no problem getting in and out. Once inside, I can see light coming under where the f...
by Expatriate
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Fuel Tank dimensions?
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Aft Fuel Tank dimensions?

I do not know the dimensions, but pretty sure it is flat. Have had this done on a former boat. No questions asked about tank dimensions in that case. Surprised that it is an issue.
by Expatriate
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: solar panels?

Since I put a hardtop on the flybridge, I decided that I might as well cover it with solar panels. We have a 300 watt panel on the aft bimini, but is often shaded part of the day by the flybridge bimini. I put two 300 watt panels on the flybridge hardtop. I wired them in parallel, but I could have w...
by Expatriate
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: Heating Fresh Water

Alan,

Thanks for the come back. I forgot to mention that I replaced a Kuuma with a Whale. It cost twice as much as the Kuuma. I hope it is twice as good.

Tim
by Expatriate
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: Heating Fresh Water

So, my solution to the water heater problem started with disconnecting the water heater. When I turned on the breaker it did not flip. This told me there was no short in the wire, it was in the water heater. My experience with water heaters has always been the same, they corrode or leak or both. I t...
by Expatriate
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas cruising permit question...
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Bahamas cruising permit question...

Duetto, you are correct. One year for the boat.
by Expatriate
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas cruising permit question...
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Bahamas cruising permit question...

Bill, We have been to the Bahamas 6 times since we retired, five times in our sailboat and once in the PDQ 34. You and your boat can stay 6 months, but it is a little more complicated. We clear in at Bimini. Each year they give us 90 days, and we have to extend another 90 days about two weeks before...
by Expatriate
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Battery combiner
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Battery combiner

About ten days ago I decided it was time to start the engines and run them till they warmed up just because we should all do this once in a while. No problems, the were fine. Then it hit me: the battery switches on both engines were off. How did they start? After some head scratching I realized that...
by Expatriate
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rule Bilge pump failure
Replies: 7
Views: 4254

Re: Rule Bilge pump failure

I admit, I got a little paranoid about bilge pumps. The high bilge alarms that I recently finished installing are completely separate from the bilge pumps and are wired to a breaker so I can turn them off. Who wants to listen to an alarm while trying to find the problem? Probably a simple switch wou...
by Expatriate
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: Heating Fresh Water

My water heater flips the breaker when I turn it on. It does not just flip the water heater breaker, it shuts down the entire AC electrical panel. This seems odd as it was working most of the season in the Bahamas. I have not touched the AC electrical system at all, but I have made a few simple DC m...
by Expatriate
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hard Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Re: Hard Top?

We hauled to boat for the annual bottom job. We decided to leave the props as they are. The only thing was to install the new hardtop! The Atlantic Towers top is about 10 feet by about 11 feet and weighs less than 200 pounds. Three guys can pick it up easily. They save weight by making the fiberglas...