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by Expatriate
Tue May 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 345

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: 345

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...
by Expatriate
Sat May 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bahamas crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Bahamas crossing

Bill,

We usually cross from Miami to Bimini. Typically, we travel at about 7 knots so we steer to the south a little to account for the current. Best advice is to not go directly into it. We came across from Bimini to west palm beach Friday in ten hours.

Tim
by Expatriate
Sat May 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

Photo does not show much. See previous post for venting. I did nothing and I worked.
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by Expatriate
Wed May 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

Well, I have performed the acid test on the ENO oven chimney/vent installation. We baked a big coffee cake for breakfast because we are sitting in the rain waiting for the weather to improve and had plenty of time. Not going anywhere not even ashore. The coffee cake came out of the oven at about 8:3...
by Expatriate
Wed May 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Windlass and Anchor Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 2586

Re: Windlass and Anchor Chain

Our Quick windlass has died in the southern Bahamas. I am pulling it up hand over hand. The shallow water helps a lot, but if it is windy it is actually kind of dangerous. We motor forward and I pull up the slack chain and snub it with a chain hook attached to the center cleat with a short piece of ...
by Expatriate
Wed May 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.

Bill,

Bit of a tropical wave passing just now. We are waiting in Staniel Cay for things to dry out so we can make our way back. If it is your first time, take plenty of spare parts. The Abacos are fine this time of year. Avoid the winter months. Go further south.

Tim
by Expatriate
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: solar panels?
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: solar panels?

David, The hard top has aluminum ribs across about every two feet. I drilled and tapped (threaded) into the ribs and screwed brackets made of 90 degree aluminum to the top and same thing to the panels. Did not thru-bolt and put sealer between the brackets and top. No problems, leaks, or regrets. I a...
by Expatriate
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Port Tachometer and hour meter not working.

My port tachometer dies occasionally. Both lower and upper helm tacks on the port side fail at the same time. I found that it was the electrical connection on the flywheel sender. I pulled it off and on several times. Could not get in there with WD40. It is hard to get to. We have been in the Bahama...
by Expatriate
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

Sorry about the double post. Response in the Bahamas is hard to figure. If this appology shows up twice, I give up!

Tim
by Expatriate
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

I ran out of time so I did not modify the trim. Did not want to miss a season in the Bahamas. Probably hire a carpenter for the trim. The electronic ignition is powered by a AA battery in a holder connected to the oven by unnecessarily long wires, probably three feet. It is just lying in there next ...
by Expatriate
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

I ran out of time so I did not modify the trim. Did not want to miss a season in the Bahamas. Probably hire a carpenter for the trim. The electronic ignition is powered by a AA battery in a holder connected to the oven by unnecessarily long wires, probably three feet. It is just lying in there next ...
by Expatriate
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Gas Oven Installation on our PDQ 34'

I installed the ENO Perigord Gourmet version. It fit fine, but I think my installation could have been better. I notched the lower molding so that the little rubber feet would go through. On second thought, I should have removed the little feet and put a layer of something or two strips of something...
by Expatriate
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: novacool fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1129

Re: novacool fridge

After three months in the Bahamas, our defrost frequency appears to be just short of two months, at least six weeks. Anyway, one thought that I have is the placement of the thermostat. Ours is three inches below the evaporator. It seems like a more central location would be more accurate overall, ma...
by Expatriate
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cabinet Storage?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Cabinet Storage?

Mac, Sorry, I did not measure or take pics. I got in by removing the stereo for replacement. It was held in by some mild adhesive only, so I gently pried it out. I could see in through the hole pretty well. The space goes all the way to the floor and accesses the cable run across the bottom of the b...