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by Expatriate
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner PDQ41
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: New Owner PDQ41

Boogie Shoes, To the best of my knowledge, only ten PDQ41's were built. So you may not have too much response on the forum from PDQ41 owners. However, parts are parts. As to the water heater, I have never repaired one. I just replace them. The solar panel charge controller is much easier than in the...
by Expatriate
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 10
Views: 2320

Re: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM

As you all probably know, I needed a little experimentation on this. Was not too obvious, and the shifter was stiff to pull out, but I was able to rev up in neutral. I think all PDQs work this way.
by Expatriate
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 10
Views: 2320

Re: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM

Hello all, Just looking at this thread. I have a 2005 M/V 68. As far as I can tell, I cannot increase RPM in neutral. If I want to increase RPM, I have to be in gear. I will look again as soon as this next tropical storm passes. If there are no owners out there that have this issue, I assume that I ...
by Expatriate
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Hello from new owner

Bob,

Sorry, I was unclear. I meant is the steering wheel hard to turn while balancing the rudders?

Tim
by Expatriate
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Hello from new owner

It does sound like a ram is stuck, but it could be the balancing valve itself. Is it hard to turn while balancing the rudders?

Tim
M/V Expatriate
HN 068, 2005
by Expatriate
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34

I replaced the neutral safety switch on the port engine that had the switch problem. It is definitely something to check on.

Tim
by Expatriate
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34

Kip, What are the symptoms? It might not be the starter. While in the Bahamas this past winter, I was suddenly unable to start the port engine. There was no other symptom such as slow starting or a grinding noise or anything like that. There was just nothing. Then I jiggled the ignition key vigorous...
by Expatriate
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $ blade prop pitch changes
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: $ blade prop pitch changes

John, We have the 75 HP engines with 4 blade props. I consulted a prop specialist soon after we bought the boat. He said the pitch was about right. Darn it, I can't remember exactly what the pitch is right now, but I think it is 16x14. Weight aft does make a difference. When you say another set of 6...
by Expatriate
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 4520

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: 4520

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: 4520

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: 462

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: 968

Re: Rudder safety warning!!!

Dick,

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

Tim
M/V Expatriate
HN 068
by Expatriate
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 42
Views: 4520

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: 4520

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