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by Nick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Florida Storage

Hi John,

Yes, I have seen Duetto looking very good at River Forest in Stuart, but we are going to be in LaBelle. Already have spot reserved. They said no power, but I will ask again given your comment. Thank you.
by Nick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Florida Storage

Thank you for the tips. Yep, we bought a dehumidifier on the advice of Don aboard Ripple and used it with great success last year when we left Catsaway in North Carolina. We also drained to the sink. Worked great. We are leaving the boat in LaBelle at River Forest Yachting Center this time and unfor...
by Nick
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Florida Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Florida Storage

We are going to store Catsaway in Florida in non-climate controlled, but fully covered storage from May through February of next year. We’re from the PNW and have no understanding of humidity.....OK, we know rain, but not Florida-style humidity haha! I’m wondering if there are any tips anyone may ha...
by Nick
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Water
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Effective Water

OK, I guess if we’re going to discuss fuel, we might as well cover off water too. I understand we have an 80 gallon tank. I have never filled more than 59 gallons (I have a little water meter I attach to the hose when I fill). This fill was after eight days at anchor with barb. We used water judicio...
by Nick
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 387

Re: Effective Fuel

Thanks Alan, I was going to take the approach you describe. I have had the fuel pick up out once before while troubleshooting another issue and i thought it looked remarkably short, but didn’t think to measure. I guess one does need to be careful about picking up crud, but getting the incremental ra...
by Nick
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 387

Re: Effective Fuel

Duane, I know I need to switch my thinking to GPH, but o,d habits die hard. I had pretty much settled on 2 miles/gallon as our conservative best running “Bahamas loaded” at about 3,000 rpms. I say conservative insofar as our actual experience has generally been better and we can get over 3 if we ton...
by Nick
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 387

Re: Effective Fuel

Thanks guys! Super helpful once again. Explains a lot! Disappointing to hear our big, fat confidence inspiring 180 gallons of fuel actually translates into something much less actually available, but I had begun to suspect as much. I am embarrassed to say I’ve run the aft tank “dry” 3x’s so far as I...
by Nick
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Effective Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 387

Effective Fuel

We’re in the Bahamas and trying to calculate our max range in the event we’re unable to buy fuel before getting back to the US. I know our boats carry 110 gallons in the aft tank and 70 in the front for a total of 180 gallons. I also know you don’t want to drain the forward tank for fear of getting ...
by Nick
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dipstick Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Dipstick Marks

Thanks for replies! I too have a high side and a low side and have been favoring the high to avoid overfill. I hate the pour in some oil, pull the stick (three times too!) then pour some more and repeat, but seems that’s the process you all follow so onward and upward. Will try to confirm calibratio...
by Nick
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dipstick Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Dipstick Marks

The dipstick on our 100hp motors has only a top and bottom mark. I am wondering how much oil is represented by that gap. 1 quart? I could trial and error to my answer but was hoping someone already had! I don’t want to overfill.
by Nick
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Original LPG tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Original LPG tanks

We also just had our tanks “recertified”. Went to propane company and all they did was spray some soapy water around the valve. Any bubbling and they change the valve. No bubbles, no new valve. That test (and valve change if necessary) gets you a sticker on your tank and makes them good for another ...
by Nick
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Single Engine Operation
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Single Engine Operation

I know our boats can run on one engine, but if you do it, which engine is better to run and what precautions should be taken with the other motor? For example, should the non-running engine be left in neutral? The shaft will spin. Any issues with that vis a vis seals?
by Nick
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: 100hp yanmar starter replacement for pdq 34

Not sure this is the string to add my $0.02, but we recently had a starting problem. Engine turned over, but would not start. Checked fuel flow and it was fine. Seems issue is with the fuel stop solenoid which is the device that shuts off fuel to the engine when you hit the kill switch. If that sole...
by Nick
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in Fuel Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Water in Fuel Sensor

I found lots of duetto posts, but not one on this particular subject. I like the answer you posted here though. I am unable to attach a photo of the sensor, but it IS a plastic post that screws into the bottom of the secondary filter. There is a plastic collar that moves up and down that post and I ...
by Nick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water in Fuel Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Water in Fuel Sensor

We had the water in fuel sensor warning light flicker on the port(!) engine when accelerating to plane, but no warning light at lower rpm’s and motors ran fine. We run both Racor’s and the yanmar filter. There was no water visible in the Racor, but I replaced the sensor. We have run about 150 hours ...