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by Phenix
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: outboard engine - testing on land with water muffs
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: outboard engine - testing on land with water muffs

This is also my experience when running the Yamaha 9.9hp with muffs. It takes more water to get it primed. I have switched to using a container of water to submerge the lower unit in (my large kitchen garbage can is the perfect size).
by Phenix
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Water where it shouldn't be!
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

Re: Water where it shouldn't be!

This is an old thread but I found it when searching for something else and there is a some very useful information here very specific to the 32, so I thought I would post here. My starboard bilge would always have water, I wondered where it came from. Finally, last year, I was filling the water tank...
by Phenix
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Also looking for a PDQ 34...
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Also looking for a PDQ 34...

This one is still for sale as of now: https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2003-pd ... r-7296370/
by Phenix
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Forum Tricks and Tips
Topic: Forum Software notes - from Admin
Replies: 6
Views: 7519

Re: Forum Software notes - from Admin

We have upgraded to the forum software to the latest version.

I think it is OK, the only thing that has been reset is the dates that are used by the Quick Links - New Posts, Active Posts and Unread Posts - these will populate as there are more posts. Sorry.

- Kevin
by Phenix
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Forum Tricks and Tips
Topic: Forum Software notes - from Admin
Replies: 6
Views: 7519

Re: Forum Software notes - from Admin

Sam and I are again upgrading forum software. I had some issues this time but I reverted to the previous software (I think). If you have any issues with the forum in the next few days, please let me know at ….. ks8999@gmail.com

I'll try again with a full upgrade early next week.
by Phenix
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32 rig tension
Replies: 1
Views: 3339

Re: PDQ32 rig tension

This is a 15 year old thread from the old message board, but I don't think this stuff changes. The original author posts the LBS of tension he saw on a PDQ 32 with a fractional rig. Not sure the apply or make sense for my non-fractional rig. Does anybody have the numbers from PDQ on what it should b...
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: 3364

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: 3866

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: 2
Views: 1960

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: 6
Views: 7519

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: 3392

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: 8208

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: 8208

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: 8039

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: 8208

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...