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by Expatriate
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Deck Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Deck Storage

Nick, If your 2005 is like mine, the dinghy davits have probably been reinforced. Even without the reinforcement, a kayak does not weigh very much. As for bicycles, I have seen a 2003 pdq that used the aft bench seat for a bike rack. They removed the cushions and then placed a PVC half pipe (split d...
by Expatriate
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Propane Cooktop Issue Revisited
Replies: 11
Views: 4830

Re: Propane Cooktop Issue Revisited

I am the new owner of Mishigas which had become Perigrine. We’ve had her three years. I guess someone fixed this problem along the way. We have had no problems.

Tim
M/V Expatriate, 068
by Expatriate
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner PDQ41
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: New Owner PDQ41

Clay, I used the Magnum charger/inverter. I went with a 1200 Watt model because I think 2500 is overkill. I don’t see a compatibility issue. Solar and Charger both charge the same batteries and do not “fight” each other. I just installed each one as if the other did not exist. It is possible that so...
by Expatriate
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Bimini
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Aft Bimini

There is a fly bridge bimini also by Atlantic Towers. It is of similar construction. You can see the support for it in the first picture if you look closely. Both are great places for solar panels. We currently have almost 1000 watts of solar up there.
by Expatriate
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Aft Bimini
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Aft Bimini

Well, I spent the big bucks and had Atlantic Towers build a hard aft bimini. Here are some pics.
by Expatriate
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth access modifications??
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Re: Berth access modifications??

That’s a tough one. Easiest fix is a new staircase over the top of the step and the seat that exists now. My wife is 5’2” tall and we are pushing 70 so it is getting a little more difficult. The most difficult maneuver is getting from the dinghy to the boat. So far bed has been OK for us. Good luck ...
by Expatriate
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner PDQ41
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

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: 3338

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: 3338

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: 15
Views: 2546

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: 15
Views: 2546

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: 11
Views: 1730

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: 11
Views: 1730

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: 910

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: 7319

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. ...