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by charlie phillips
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Most travled 32?
Replies: 10
Views: 6116

Re: Most travled 32?

We own 32046 in Portland, Oregon. The original owner was from Vancouver, BC. He had the boat transported by trailer from the factory to Vancouver. Must have cost a fortune.

by charlie phillips
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Too fast to lower engines?
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: Too fast to lower engines?

Mike and Rebecca, We own 32046 (good view of Katana's bum on the production line) and had the same problem, as well as the whole latch thing issue. Like Drew, we lost part of an anti-cavitation plate when in reverse. Also, like Drew, we concluded that opening the hatches each time we lowered the mot...
by charlie phillips
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Cabinet latch
Replies: 7
Views: 4052

Re: Cabinet latch

D.B. Roberts ( is a Southco distributor. They list the latch at $20.43 in single quantities, but the price drops to $10.54 for 10 or more. I've never ordered with these guys, so can't help you there. I've had good luck buying from McMaster Carr in the past. One other note: ...
by charlie phillips
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: L.P. Gas locker smell + +
Replies: 11
Views: 4512

Re: L.P. Gas locker smell + +

Agree with Sandy that the aft lockers on a 32 are unsafe for propane storage. Our boat came with a BBQ on the aft rail that used the usual 1 pound throwaway cylinders. I've never liked them - always running low in the middle of cooking. I switched to a 10 lb tank that was stored in the forward propa...
by charlie phillips
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Manual Starting of 9.9s
Replies: 9
Views: 3891

Re: Manual Starting of 9.9s

We had to hand start the SB engine our 32 (which I think is what you have) and found it to be quite easy. The pull angle is horizontal when the engine is all the way down. If you are strong, you can just bend over and give it a pull, despite the poor angle. If not, sitting in the cockpit with your f...
by charlie phillips
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Bowsprit
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: Bowsprit

I have added a free-flying furling screacher with a traveler track to my 32. No photos yet. There is a curved track between the bows. The furler is attached to a traveler car. I'm still trying to decide about running the control lines (2 for the car plus 1 for the furler) aft or just running things ...
by charlie phillips
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: extending the hulls on a 32
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

I think it would help, especially when cruising with a serious payload. Here are a couple links describing similar projects on boats about our size. The article about Katie Kat is particularly good. http://www.time-for-a-catama...
by charlie phillips
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: New 9.9's
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

I was just at our local boat show and saw the new 9.9. It is a new engine, not the detuned 15 hp that doesn't fit. It is nearly identical to the new 8 hp. The dealer said it was the same engine with different carb settings but the Yamaha website shows it as 212 cc vs 197 cc for the 8. Compression is...
by charlie phillips
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: water circulation 9.9 block
Replies: 15
Views: 9302

Brian, I had the identical situation. Like you, I read through all the previous postings and articles. Here is what I found. I first removed the brass nipple and started poking around. The hole was filled with calcium carbonate. (the sand like substance you found). I was able to get some of it out, ...