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by Expatriate
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rule Bilge pump failure
Replies: 6
Views: 3539

Re: Rule Bilge pump failure

I admit, I got a little paranoid about bilge pumps. The high bilge alarms that I recently finished installing are completely separate from the bilge pumps and are wired to a breaker so I can turn them off. Who wants to listen to an alarm while trying to find the problem? Probably a simple switch wou...
by Expatriate
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: Heating Fresh Water

My water heater flips the breaker when I turn it on. It does not just flip the water heater breaker, it shuts down the entire AC electrical panel. This seems odd as it was working most of the season in the Bahamas. I have not touched the AC electrical system at all, but I have made a few simple DC m...
by Expatriate
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hard Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Hard Top?

We hauled to boat for the annual bottom job. We decided to leave the props as they are. The only thing was to install the new hardtop! The Atlantic Towers top is about 10 feet by about 11 feet and weighs less than 200 pounds. Three guys can pick it up easily. They save weight by making the fiberglas...
by Expatriate
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Thoughts on Watermakers ?

Bill,

I essentially agree with John. If you start out in the Abacos, you can do without a water maker. It is fairly civilized with half a dozen marinas and even a nice grocery store in Marsh Harbor. It is also a good place for friends to fly into.

Tim
by Expatriate
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Watermakers ?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Thoughts on Watermakers ?

Bill, We have an '05 that came with a water maker installed by one of the previous owners. It was installed and never used for two years. They say that leaving a water maker unused for so long will ruin the membrane, but it worked perfectly. It makes 20 gallons per hour so we run it once a week for ...
by Expatriate
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: trans oil cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: trans oil cooler?

I just googled DC60 and came up with a web site: https://www.asap-supplies.com/us/bowman ... ler-203020
It says 1/2" BSP oil and 22mm ID water. Not sure if that is what you are looking for.
by Expatriate
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Starter
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Starter

Alan, I replaced the starter. The oil line was in the way of the lower bolt. It is attached to the engine by two metal supports that look like straps. I could not figure them out at first, so I stuck my instant camera under there and took a couple of shots to see what was going on. I have used this ...
by Expatriate
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New owner in Jacksonville need help
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: New owner in Jacksonville need help

The water pump failure seems very strange to me. I have never replaced one in any of the three boats I have owned over a period of twenty years. After reading the forum, I carry a spare. There is a PDQ 34 in Bellingham Washington that is in charter. The owners have put together a nice tutorial for t...
by Expatriate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Starter
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Starter

While at the dock, I started the engines just because I am heading to the yard in a week or so, and wanted to make sure there were no problems. Good thing I did. The starboard engine was making a very strange noise, sort of a moaning sound. I thought it was a belt, so I had a look. It looked fine, b...
by Expatriate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rule Bilge pump failure
Replies: 6
Views: 3539

Re: Rule Bilge pump failure

Well, it looks like I found the problem before anyone could reply. Apparently, the previous owner was in the process of installing a high water alarm and did not complete the job. He did a nice job of mounting the float switches and running the wires to the area below the power panel and up the cond...
by Expatriate
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

Thanks Rafe. The prop guy had similar comments. Since the boat will be out of the water anyway, the prop guy has said we should bring the props in to check for damage. Then we will go from there.

Tim
by Expatriate
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rule Bilge pump failure
Replies: 6
Views: 3539

Re: Rule Bilge pump failure

I was in the engine room tracing some wiring for something else when I noticed the float switch for the high water alarm. I had never bothered to test it so I crawled on there and lifted it up. I did not hear anything so I propped it up with a block of wood and crawled out. At the breaker panel, I s...
by Expatriate
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

Well, after finding nothing on the port transmission, l checked the starboard. Sure enough, there was the little plate proclaiming ZF-25. Gear ratio for the “A” and “B” positions are 1.97. Wonder what happened to the port side label? I will let you know how the repitching goes. Tim M/V 068 Expatriate
by Expatriate
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

I am thinking of having my props repitched. Currently, under power with the 75 hp engines, I can only reach about 2800 RPM. There may be other factors such as total load of fuel and water. However, an inch of pitch off both props is not a huge change and it may keep the port engine from running on t...
by Expatriate
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hard Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Hard Top?

I am having a hardtop built by Atlantic Towers. They have built them for the PDQ 34 before once or twice. Anyway, Atlantic Towers can build the hard top to fit the boat without even seeing the boat. They claim that my top will weight about 200 lbs. I think that is pretty light. I expected it to be m...

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