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by Expatriate
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 2232

Re: novacool fridge

Mac, It sounds like your wiring job was easier and smarter than mine. Just reading the earlier posts, I see that the locker over the genset tank on your boat is vented. Mine is not, though it would not be hard at all to put a vent in there. They are all just a little different. Thanks for the post. ...
by Expatriate
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 2232

Re: novacool fridge

Duane, I went to the distribution panel and unhooked the wire from the breaker for the fridge. Then I used quite a bit of tape to connect the existing wire to the new 10 gauge 2 conductor wire that was 30 feet long (8 gauge would be better). I went into the starboard hull aft of the steps and looked...
by Expatriate
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 2232

Re: novacool fridge

All, Well after some head scratching and measuring, I found that I could put the little five inch fan on the support deck for the fridge with an inch to spare fore and aft. I cut a five inch hole in the support deck behind the fridge, and mounted the fan inside the fridge compartment, blowing up. Th...
by Expatriate
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Galley Sink Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Galley Sink Replacement

Nick, We once replaced a sink on a 38 sailboat. It had two identical basins that were 8 inches deep like a lot of sailboats. They were stainless steel and always kind of dull and dirty looking no matter what we did. There were a couple of pans we could not wash (easily) in there. We switched to a si...
by Expatriate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rudder safety warning!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Rudder safety warning!!!

Dick,

A picture of the upgraded installation would be helpful for comparison.

Tim
M/V Expatriate
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by Expatriate
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 2232

Re: novacool fridge

All, This has gotten interesting for me. Sure enough, the fridge slide right out after I took out four screws. The power cable was plenty long enough for this. I was able to slide the fridge out until the front edge was even with the separator between the sinks. Plenty of room to crawl under and loo...
by Expatriate
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 2232

Re: novacool fridge

Before starting this project, I am wondering why no one has put the fan in the bulkhead into the genset locker forward. That locker is vented so that the genset can breath and it is much larger. I have not gotten into this yet so maybe that bulkhead is too hard too reach?

Tim
M/V Expatriate
by Expatriate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: Electric gremlin

Brendan, I have 120 volts at the panel. My power cord and splitter are new. I think I just have a worn out breaker. The fact that it also blows the main breaker for the whole panel had me worried. After some study, I realized that these are, I think, just magnetic breakers. I do not think they are "...
by Expatriate
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: Electric gremlin

John and Dianne, Well, here we go again. We moved from one marina to another. When we plugged in, no problems. The voltage from the dock was 115 instead of 120 at the previous marina. It might have something to do with overall power quality. Possibly, not such a pure sine signature in all locations?...
by Expatriate
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: Electric gremlin

That could be the safer approach. Breakers are not too expensive, so I will try that first. Thanks.
by Expatriate
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: Electric gremlin

John and Diane, Thanks for the post. It got a little stranger. I spent about four hours trying to understand this problem. The water heater is less than a year old. The wiring is fine. It had to be something on the panel itself. After much wire tracing, and making sure that I understood A+B parallel...
by Expatriate
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dinghy Hoist - added winch
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Dinghy Hoist - added winch

Duane, Thanks for this, and especially the pictures. We did a similar thing on our old sailboat. We ran the engine hoist lines directly to a jib sheet winch. The ratio was one to one, but the winch was so powerful, a Lewmar 44, that it did not matter. It was quick and easy. After that, hoisting up t...
by Expatriate
Tue May 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: Electric gremlin

Here's another electric gremlin. Last year the water heater blew its breaker and the main breaker for the entire panel. I assumed that the heater had shorted. I did not bother to replace the heating element, I just replaced the whole water heater. It worked as advertised for eight months. Now, less ...
by Expatriate
Tue May 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Bahamas crossing

Bill,

Thanks. I have Kobelt controls, but I don't think I can pull the lever out to run in neutral. I will try it again.

Tim
by Expatriate
Mon May 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Bahamas crossing

Duane, You say in neutral you can get 4300 RPM. How do you put the engine in neutral? I am forced to start in neutral and any increase in throttle puts the transmission in gear. I guess it is called single lever control or something. Do you have the original engine controls? Do you disconnect the tr...