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by Tom Green
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Priming washdown pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: Priming washdown pump

My washdown pump also lost its prime and would not function. The 90 degree elbow fitting that screws into the deck valve was loose. The caulking that was used at installation was deteriorated. Took it off. Need to remove hose from pump to unscrew fromdeck fitting. Clean fitting well and applied some...
by Tom Green
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Springfield double helm seat
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

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: 1643

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: 3209

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 2:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Steering Fluid Reservoir
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

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 2:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Replaced the water heater
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

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 2:26 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth Reading lights
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3170

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: 2742

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: 2742

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 1:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge wind screen
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Flybridge wind screen

I used TAP Plastics. They have clear and tinted options for material.
by Tom Green
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: transfer pump
Replies: 7
Views: 3302

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: 2670

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...