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by danhaun
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

Here are some pics of our enclosure. We enjoy the enclosure in the cooler months. One thing we would consider changing would be to roll up entire sections at the rear instead of using 'u-zip roll ups'. This would open the back better for using the bench seats. We went with all vinyl edging. The butt...
by danhaun
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism

both are 2007
by danhaun
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism

Followup: I tried cutting the old broken tilt lever with a utility knife and it was very tough going. The Dremmel cuts it like butter but you will probably break a few wheels.

Dan
by danhaun
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism

My motors are 2007 vintage. I did not take photos but can provide a sketch up. tiltTube.pdf I used a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel but a sharp utility knife might work better. I worked back and forth to cut through to the metal of the tilt tube. Once broken free, the lever worked like new with jus...
by danhaun
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Fix for stuck tilt lock mechanism

The notorious tilt lock issues on the 9.9 yamaha continued to bother me and I finally fashioned a long attachment to 'mule' the lock lever into position. This worked for a year until the short plastic (delrin?) lever snapped on the port engine. I pulled the engine and of course the tilt tube was fus...
by danhaun
Wed May 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacement rub rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: Replacement rub rail

That makes a lot of sense. Everything is a compromise. I found a kit from Taco that is the right dimensions and uses what they call a "flex chrome" insert. http://tacomarine.com/product/V11-9811/1-5-8-x-3-4-Semi-Rigid-Vinyl-Rub-Rail-Kit-with-Flex-Chrome-Insert The rail base looks like it w...
by danhaun
Sat May 20, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacement rub rail
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Replacement rub rail

Hi all, Has anyone replaced the rub rail on a 32? If so, could you share your experience? Should the new rail be flexible or rigid or semi-rigid? TomKat has an aluminum rub rail with black vinyl insert that looks very shabby. I notice in photos on Thinwater's blog that the rail is black rubber or vi...
by danhaun
Mon May 15, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.

Fixed.

Water pump housing was worn allowing SS insert to rotate out of position and leaking from drive shaft exit.

Replaced housing and all is good now.

Thanks to all the commenters.

Dan
by danhaun
Sun May 14, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.

Hi all, Thanks for the good suggestions. Regarding the spinning hub: This is such a good suggestion but yes, I checked the impeller for hub spinning as that happened to me in past (like in 1975 on an Evinrude). Yesterday, I put a new water pump kit in anyway since the old one was three years in serv...
by danhaun
Sun May 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.

Hi, I rarely get to flush and I am the second owner so I don't know the history. I pulled the thermostat and it looks normal to me. I did find a yamaha shop on the harbor who will assess tomorrow. Most troubling to me is the exhaust pulse via the telltale and the sudden nature of onset (working one ...
by danhaun
Sat May 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

No cooling water at telltale and running hot.

Hi all, Suddenly no water at telltale and head is very hot to touch compared to working engine. Hose and telltale port are clear. I feel exhaust puffs from telltale port but not a drop. Water pump is intact but I put in a new kit anyway (it was 3 years old). Still no joy. I am off the dock and don't...
by danhaun
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Engine Locks Corroded
Replies: 4
Views: 4486

Re: Engine Locks Corroded

I posted this (below) in 2014 about the lock levers being so difficult to move from lock to lift and vice-versa. Maybe it relates to your problem. "… answering my own question so that others might benefit from my experience. I hope this is fixed for good. I pulled the engines and tried to disas...
by danhaun
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Dinghy on Davits
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: Dinghy on Davits

r.e. 'how does that work" I lift the stern first, about a foot at a time and "help" the near tube over the sugar scoop with my hands until it is high enough (pull line, then lift tube, repeat). Then I go lift the bow in the same fashion. ...easier to do than describe. I did install li...
by danhaun
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Dinghy on Davits
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: Dinghy on Davits

...not a 36 but here are photos of a 10 ft + on a 32.

This dink is supposed to be 10'4" but actually measures 10'7" so it extends over the sugar scoops.

I hope this helps.

Dan Haun
TomKat PDQ 32 hull #11
by danhaun
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Anyone install a small diesel genset in the Altair?
Replies: 6
Views: 2624

Re: Anyone install a small diesel genset in the Altair?

Thanks for the replies. I can now say it was 'though about' and is a bad idea.

Dan

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