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by Expatriate
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool Refrigerator
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Nova Kool Refrigerator

Teamwork,

The one thing I did not do was add insulation. Is the styrofoam in just the back (towards the bow) or is there room on the sides as well? I know there is plenty of room in the back just can't remember how much clearance there is on the sides.

Tim
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by Expatriate
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool Refrigerator
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Nova Kool Refrigerator

I have a Nova Kool on my 2005. I ran 8 gage wire all the way from the breaker to the fridge. It may have helped a little, or not. It sure did not hurt. I put a fan on the shelf the fridge sits on. There is about 6" of space behind the fridge. My fan blows up bringing cooler air from under the fridge...
by Expatriate
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rocna Anchot
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Rocna Anchot

I have a Rocna 20 KG on 100 feet of 5/16 high test chain backed up with 75 feet of rode. I love the Rocna. The Rocna sticks so well that I used to stall out the Genius windlass all the time. It finally died. I thought it was the relay, but it turned out to be the motor itself. It occurred to me that...
by Expatriate
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Boat Insurance

We use Triton which is an independent agent for Geico. Our bill this year is $1688. Just received it.
by Expatriate
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool Refrigerator
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Nova Kool Refrigerator

Lyons Pride, If you go with a newer smaller fridge, you may be able to save some power. The newer ones have more efficient refrigeration and better insulation. I would look closely at how much stuff I put in the fridge now. Our 7 cubic foot fridge is never full. I like to have that big freezer so we...
by Expatriate
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Bridle
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Anchor Bridle

One final note on all of this. I agree that each leg of the bridle should be about equal to the beam of the boat. It gives an almost perfect angle. In the past, when the wind totally died at night, my chain hook would come off the chain. Extra chain between the bow roller and the hook usually fixes ...
by Expatriate
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Bridle
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Anchor Bridle

I have anchored out in the PDQ 34 for literally months at a time. My approach is to tie the snubber line to one bow, take it across to the other bow and put the chain hook there, then just make sure both sides are the same length. I do this for convenience, not for any particular structural reason. ...
by Expatriate
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nova Kool Refrigerator
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Nova Kool Refrigerator

It is true that in the Bahamas getting something that big shipped in is almost impossible. So getting a new one in the US is a good idea. Another approach is to carry a 12V DC cooler like and Engle or ARB. Plenty of room under that big table. Easy to run wiring from the galley. Are the Bahamas back ...
by Expatriate
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Bimini
Replies: 19
Views: 3485

Re: Aft Bimini

You can always call Atlantic Towers and spend $10K on a hard top. A lot of money, but it is really nice.

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by Expatriate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: Engine Panels

Great idea Duane. Wish I had thought of it.

Tim
by Expatriate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: Engine Panels

Mac, I have the 75 HP engines. I don't know really what the physical differences are in the three engine sizes. I assume that your engines have different valve timing, turbo boost, and maybe an intercooler. The intercooler, if you have one, might make the starter harder to get to depending on where ...
by Expatriate
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: Engine Panels

Duetto, John, I think. The upper helm might be a bit of a variable. It will need the alarm switches that are now on the engines. I think the current arrangement is for one alarm switch, either oil pressure or temperature, to serve two helms. The alarm switches are just switches after all, either on ...
by Expatriate
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Engine Panels

After a lot of problems with my panels at the inside helm, I have decided to replace them. Recently, the starboard engine engaged the starter while the engine was running and ruined the starter. This is the second starter. The first time I blamed it on the starter or the relay and replaced them both...
by Expatriate
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Service Interval Alarm Yenmar 110/100 Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Service Interval Alarm Yenmar 110/100 Engine

Well, since no one has replied, I will put in my two cents. There has to be a way to cancel the alarm, and I suspect it is similar to an automotive service interval light. One of those things like: "Power off, hold down a button while powering back on, then continue to hold the button for another fi...
by Expatriate
Sat May 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Microwave Addition
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Microwave Addition

So, I promised some pictures. Here they are.