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by Tom Green
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Springfield double helm seat

I replaced my Springfield double helm seat some years ago. The wood bottom had rotted. Springfield sent a nice replacement seat with a synthetic bottom and two pedestals which I did not use. Just put the new seat on the old hardware. You are welcome to the pedestals if you like. Need to ship from Se...
by Tom Green
Mon May 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: flybridge supply Breaker?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: flybridge supply Breaker?

Mac

On mine the flybridge supply works all the instruments including the chart plotter and the Yanmar instrument clusters. Electric outlets are not affected.
by Tom Green
Wed May 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Life Line Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Life Line Replacement

Same experience as Mac.

Took mine off and had West Marine make new ones with SS. Putting them back was easy. I am happy with how they look and the cost thru WM was much better than anything else locally. WM actually has a rigging shop in their Seattle Store where I am.
by Tom Green
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Steering Fluid Reservoir
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Steering Fluid Reservoir

If you are having to fill the reservoir at the top regularly, I would be suspicious of a leak somewhere. Mine was as the stern equalizer valve used for aligning the rudders. On simply tightening the fitting, no more leak and I have not had to add fluid for some time now. I also am not aware of any s...
by Tom Green
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replaced the water heater
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Replaced the water heater

I replaced my water heater about a year ago with a Nautic Boiler. The exterior is composite material and it is round. As mentioned the space is tight. I liked this because of the composite external surface and the round shape. No sharp corners. More importantly I can tell you that tight as it is, on...
by Tom Green
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth Reading lights
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Berth Reading lights

On mine the wires run through the space below the battery box where we have a diesel and hydronic heater. There is not much extra length on the wire so be carful when trying to change the lights! Unfortunately we have been in that space recently because of a battery leaking acid. The battery box was...
by Tom Green
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Life Line Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Life Line Replacement

Thanks for the input. It is helpful. I think I'll price new stainless lines from WM or Fisheries and put them on myself.

T
by Tom Green
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Life Line Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Life Line Replacement

Has anyone replaced their lifelines with Dynema or similar material instead of stainless wire? Would be interested in any experience. The xinyl coating on mine is cracked and dis colored.

Tom Green
by Tom Green
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rebuilt Engines for Sale - Like NEW 2006 PDQ 34
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Rebuilt Engines for Sale - Like NEW 2006 PDQ 34

I am curious how the engines were physically changed out. Can you provide any information on the process that was used given the tight quarters?
by Tom Green
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Interior Carpets.
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Interior Carpets.

We were happy with the thinner cheap carpet as well but are very pleased with the new ones. There is thinner carpet available from Corinthian. The exact fit from the templates is very nice as well. Jim, please contact me at tomortho@aol.com and I'll be glad to send you some pictures. I don't know ho...
by Tom Green
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Interior Carpets.
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Interior Carpets.

We have PDQ 34 MV#99 We made some interior carpets to cover the floorboards and have used them for several years to protect the veneer on the floor boards and to keep the interior cleaner. They were made out of cheap bathroom carpet that we cut to fit and banded ourselves. The thin rubber backing fi...
by Tom Green
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge wind screen
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Flybridge wind screen

I used TAP Plastics. They have clear and tinted options for material.
by Tom Green
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: transfer pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: transfer pump

I ended up putting a priming circuit with a squeeze bulb as found on outboard motor tanks in line near the transfer pump. Now it is a simple matter to re prime the transfer pump. I found that I lost the prime at times I spite of following admonition to not empty the forward tank too far. Also could ...
by Tom Green
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Gelcoat Polish
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: Gelcoat Polish

I have been using sealants rather than wax and much prefer them. They are much easier to use than wax and I have been very satisfied with the results. The products that I would recommend are Pro Polish from Shurehold or Rejex. Both are readily available on line. You need to clean the surface well be...
by Tom Green
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: window gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 3257

Re: window gaskets

Any current advice on the removal and replacement of the window gaskets? I assume that they are just seated mechanically and without any sealer/adhesive. Any technique advice so as not to damage the gasket in removing and replacing it?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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