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by Phenix
Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Adding an electric outlet to the port cabin
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Adding an electric outlet to the port cabin

Years ago, I added an electric outlet to the starboard cabin. I ran the wire from the panel in the nav area to the outlet and I remember the wiring being a pretty easy run. Now, I want to add an outlet to the port cabin. I could run a dedicated wire all the way from the panel to the cabin, but I'm t...
by Phenix
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Height dimensions of the hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Dennis, I rotated your photo and added it back to your post.

Also, it looks like you have a few stainless steel circular bases in the hardtop, near where the support pole attached. Can I ask what those are for?
by Phenix
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Holding tank Monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Holding tank Monitor

Good info, and looks like a simple installation. Their website shows they also have a fresh water tank monitor. Both of the units are $189 each.
by Phenix
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Forum Tricks and Tips
Topic: Forum Software notes - from Admin
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Forum Software notes - from Admin

Hi all, I work with Sam keeping the forum running and about a week ago, I did the upgrade of the forum software to the latest version as a follow-on to some platform changes Sam completed. You won't see much of a difference but it was a major internal upgrade of the database. However, in the past we...
by Phenix
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Hot water heater
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Hot water heater

If you are looking to replace with another propane instant heater, most owners have gone with the Excel. http://excelonlinestore.com/tankless-gas-water-heater-1-6-gpm-lpg-propane-ventfree-copper-heat-exchanger Another message thread about it here: http://www.pdqforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2711&st...
by Phenix
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Keel Modification
Replies: 10
Views: 4712

Re: Keel Modification

No, I would not change anything. I was quite happy with the way it turned out, a pretty simple project if done in concert with a bottom job. In a nutshell, I ground the surfaces clean, cut a 1/2-inch FRP blank, and ground the trailing edge of the blank to match the taper of the keel. I then bonded ...
by Phenix
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Keel Modification
Replies: 10
Views: 4712

Re: Keel Modification

Thanks!
by Phenix
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

LED Reading lights in cabins: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XPY8YQD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 A little brighter than the stock halogens (but much cooler and lower power draw), and they have a frame "lip" around the leds so that one person can read without the glare hitting ...
by Phenix
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Keel Modification
Replies: 10
Views: 4712

Re: Keel Modification

Hi Drew, the article link in post #1 is no longer on your website. Is that because it was moved to your book? https://www.amazon.com/Faster-Cruising-Coastal-Sailor-Drew-ebook/dp/B0723FC1QW I have the book, and you describe the project completely in Chapter 3, which also includes a list of parts. Tha...
by Phenix
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

Re: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

Thanks guys, really good info posted here!
by Phenix
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2005 PDQ 34 For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Re: 2005 PDQ 34 For Sale

I would suggest that you put some of the details (price, location, etc) in the post herr.
by Phenix
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2000 PDQ 32 for sale - Hull #45
Replies: 11
Views: 7061

Re: 2000 PDQ 32 for sale - Hull #45

What a heartbreaking story ... I wish there was something I could do to help.

http://www.zerotocruising.com/every-cru ... total-loss
https://www.facebook.com/SteveandDarlaClark/

- Kevin
by Phenix
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

Changing running lights and courtesy lights to LED on PDQ 32

I have PDQ 32 hull #7. Time to change out the stern running light (pictured below) and also maybe the courtesy lights. I'd like to convert them to LED *without* any cutting! Picture of stern light is here, I think it is this one but not 100% sure: http://a.co/euVIXu0 running-light.jpg As for the cou...
by Phenix
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: battens
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

Re: battens

My battens slide into the car at the luff, then they are held in place (compressed) at the leech by a velcro strap (similar to what is described here: http://www.leesails.com/velcro.htm). As thinwater points out, it is important that the batten slide into the car at the luff. Otherwise, you will get...
by Phenix
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Shameless Book Plug
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Re: Shameless Book Plug

I have the first 3 books in the original post. They are very good reading for a PDQ owner. Drew does a very good job and not leaving out ANY detail.

I downloaded them into Kindle.