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by Ed Ellis
Fri May 30, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

Re: Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question

Thanks for the idea, but the frame is bent as well.
by Ed Ellis
Thu May 29, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

Lewmar Deck hatch replacement question

I own one of the earlier 36s (1992) and after all these years, a sheet finally caught a hatch handle and ripped it out, taking the plexiglass with it. Time to replace the hatch. It's a "Ocean Hatch" Lewmar. There are two options from which to select: "flange profile" or "fla...
by Ed Ellis
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Honda 15
Replies: 25
Views: 8824

Re: Honda 15

I had Honda 15s - no they don't clear the water plus, mine got eaten up by electrolisys. Also, there are lots of parts on the Hondas that rust... Rather badly. I went back to Yamahas and won't consider using Hondas again.
by Ed Ellis
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Salon Bulkhead
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Re: Salon Bulkhead

You might consider white formica - you can get 4x8 sheets of it at Lowes or other builing supply stores. I've used it to cover bulkheads on another boat and it looked really good . Cover the seams with strips of teak. Ed
by Ed Ellis
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sharing a French Canal boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2324

Re: Sharing a French Canal boat

Did you find that fourth partner?
by Ed Ellis
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Isla Mujeres and Cancun
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

Re: Isla Mujeres and Cancun

I've sailed down there several times, but not in the last 3 years. How long will you be in the area? I've got LOTs of info, but it depends on the length of your stay. Ed
by Ed Ellis
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Bahamas in early June
Replies: 5
Views: 3443

Re: Bahamas in early June

That so called magician at Nippers gets greater in direct proportion to the number of Nipper's rum punches you drink. Befoe your 1st one, you'll wonder why he's there. After just one, he seems pretty good. After two, you be volunteering to be his assistant (Do NOT put on the bikini!!) and after thre...
by Ed Ellis
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Glycol, winterization, and some false burst point claims.
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Re: Glycol, winterization, and some false burst point claims.

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing. E
by Ed Ellis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: A few PDQ Projects on my blog
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: A few PDQ Projects on my blog

Great blog!

Ed
by Ed Ellis
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 15
Views: 5855

Re: Refrigeration

I have one of the old front loading ice boxes. I installed a "Cool Blue" cold plate / compressor and have been very happy with it. I also have a portable ac/dc smaller Engel freezer we keep in the garage (aft port bunk) and LOVE it. It and our water-maker are the two best things we've ever...
by Ed Ellis
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ36 sail-to-motoryacht conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3029

Re: PDQ36 sail-to-motoryacht conversion

Bottomline is that I can't afford a powercat.
by Ed Ellis
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ36 sail-to-motoryacht conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3029

PDQ36 sail-to-motoryacht conversion

Motoring along at excruciatingly slow speed for hours and hours the WHOLE way from Key West to Pensacola gave me lots of time to fantasize about converting my PDQ36 sailboat to a motor yacht with 40s or 50s propelling it along at 15-20+ kmh. Here’s some ideas that come to mind… First is whether to t...
by Ed Ellis
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Nearly DONE
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: Nearly DONE

As a toy-lover, I must say how impressive all of this sounds. On the other hand, the older I get, the more stuff I'm pulling off of my boat. Here's the caveat to "He who dies with the most toys wins"... "He with the most toys dies from all the maintenance!" :lol:

Ed
by Ed Ellis
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Jellyfish in my AC Intake
Replies: 8
Views: 2335

Re: Jellyfish in my AC Intake

This works only when tied up at at dock or at anchor... You can take a sturdy bucket and drill holes all over it, creating a giant sieve. Then attach 4 bungee cords to the top of the bucket equally spaced apart. Next run lines to to the end of each bungee cord so that the top side of the bucket can ...
by Ed Ellis
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Okeechobee Waterway to completely close
Replies: 1
Views: 2177

Okeechobee Waterway to completely close

Here's a heads-up for anyone planning on using the Okeechobee Waterway this summer. The St. Lucie Lock & Dam will be drained and completely closed to boat traffic to repair manatee protection devices. Heres the tentative schedule:

Closed: beginning July 14.

Open: by Labor Day, Sept 1

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