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by amytom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Forum Tricks and Tips
Topic: Forum Software notes - from Admin
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Forum Software notes - from Admin

Thank you both for keeping it running.
by amytom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Electric Choke Switch Options
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Electric Choke Switch Options

I think a few of the later model 9.9’s had an electric choke solenoid on or off not the thermoelectric of the early models.
Yamaha had some ignition switches that if you pressed the key in further than just inserting it would cycle the choke on. Maybe you can find one of those?
by amytom
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Parts available for vintage 9.9’s.
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Parts available for vintage 9.9’s.

Wow! No takers?
A full running engine minus lower unit and box of parts including carbs, starter, fuel pump kit, carb kit, props, regulator, ecm module, coils, etc...

All free to any of the PDQ family that can pick them up in Kissimmee.
by amytom
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Parts available for vintage 9.9’s.
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Parts available for vintage 9.9’s.

Anyone needing parts for vintage Yamaha 9.9’s? I have a complete engine running well minus the lower unit. Also have a box of spares.
Just bought a replacement from Andy at Shipyard Island.
by amytom
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Older lower unit
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Older lower unit

I have one of the original T9.9's 1998 vintage. On my last trip I thought it had died but when I tore into it today I discovered it was just the lower unit main shaft seal had failed and the gears had run on seawater lubrication for too long. Looking at the engine itself the oil screen did have meta...
by amytom
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

As Drew mentioned above the rain doesn't blow in while at anchor and it is a bit of a pain to put up and take down. I over did it though, three layers screen, clear vinyl, and sunbrella supreme cover. Too heavy and bulky to just leave in place rolled up. If I lived on board at this point I would pro...
by amytom
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Rudders
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: PDQ 36 Rudders

Same thing on the 32’s. I not only created the access ports but put bilge pumps in the areas wired to a manual switch.

After adding a few layers of glass to the stbd post seems most of the flooding in that area is from rainwater entering the lazarette.
by amytom
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Autohelm ST4000+ Problem

Read the manual about the gain control and response profile.
That may be your issue.
by amytom
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 6147

Re: PDQ32+

Post trip update- Had our first extended trip on the boat since the upgrades. Wow! what a difference. Sailed from Melbourne to Key Largo and back with some diving and playing in the keys while down there. Solar - adding the new panels on the arch made it so in a week of sailing with 6 people on boar...
by amytom
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Rear cockpit enclosure for PDQ 32?

We made a very nice rear enclosure for our boat and used it one winter. It's been in the attic ever since. Several hundred dollars of cloth and dozens of hours labor wasted.
by amytom
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Key switch replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Key switch replacement

Works great, not quite as refined as the original Yamaha but the price makes up for it.

See my answer to your other post too; hopefully it will help.
by amytom
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Electric start
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Electric start

First of all I see you list as a PDQ32+; is this Drew's old boat? Thought we were the only two with the extensions. For the starter motor, sounds like the starter or solenoid shorted out when you had your line wrap (that happens to all of us eventually). After the new fuse is in is the starter wont ...
by amytom
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 6147

Re: PDQ32+

Check out the Atlantic towers website for the weight and pictures of the mounting hardware. If you search my posts on this forum you’ll find pictures of our install. We still have the aft rail in place but are working towards getting rid of it (as soon as we figure out where to put dinghy engine). W...
by amytom
Sun May 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 6147

Re: PDQ32+

We added the arch before the extensions and it worked out well. We went with Atlantic Arch bolt in kit. The two feet also matched the flow of the hull. I wanted to keep the flow the same all the way back and 2’ was where it almost matched the deck height of the bottom step. I still wanted a small ve...
by amytom
Fri May 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 6147

Re: PDQ32+

about 24" is the right length. Yes she rides much better. I didnt think of adding to the rudders as they work well already; I imagine it might help in extreme conditions but I never felt the need. The cost was about $1500.00 in supplies then another $1500.00 in yard fees because my work schedule kep...