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by chicagocat
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater
Replies: 20
Views: 9232

Re: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater

I think James has a good point, despite the elegance of Jim's setup. Another reason to consider the outside holding tank compartment and just flipping the hatch when showering.
by chicagocat
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater
Replies: 20
Views: 9232

Re: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater

The "short navy showers" Jim mentioned remind me of when I first installed got Cat Tales and was super excited about the Excel. My 16 year old niece came to visit me and stayed on the boat. I told her not to worry, this isn't like other boats, it has as much hot water as you like. Well, she took a t...
by chicagocat
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 7557

Re: Insurance

Bob, I pay $1200/yr for the Anne Z in Chicago and $3200/yr for Cat Tales in Punta Gorda (with $10K named storm deductible). That's from Progressive through USAA. So about the same as you. I got a quote a couple months ago from Sam Densler's guy in Florida, but Sam got grandfathered into a pre-hurric...
by chicagocat
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater
Replies: 20
Views: 9232

Re: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater

Joe, You can definitely mount the Excel in the holding tank compartment. Mine is in there on Cat Tales. But a couple caveats. First, it will throw off some heat. When it does, the heater has an automatic shut off that will trigger. Mine has a 4" vent hose (like a dryer vent hose) with an internal fa...
by chicagocat
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Rear lazarette latch
Replies: 2
Views: 2663

Re: Rear lazarette latch

Ha ha...thanks Bob.
I didn't even bother looking. I figured the boat's almost 20 years old, it's gonna be hard to find...
Thanks again.
by chicagocat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Rear lazarette latch
Replies: 2
Views: 2663

Rear lazarette latch

Y'all,
I managed to step on the rear lazarette when it wasn't completely closed and broke this thing. Anyone know where to get one? Thanks Here's a pic:
by chicagocat
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spinnaker sock - free to good home
Replies: 2
Views: 3016

Re: Spinnaker sock - free to good home

Great. I'll box it up today and get the shipping estimate from UPS. Paypal is fine. I'll send you a pm with the info.
by chicagocat
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spinnaker sock - free to good home
Replies: 2
Views: 3016

Spinnaker sock - free to good home

Hey kids,
I have this spinnaker sock for my PDQ 36 standard rig. I ended up getting an ATN sock because it's a little easier to use. But this one is in perfect shape. You want it, it's yours. Just pay the shipping.

Brendan
by chicagocat
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Hammock Locations
Replies: 4
Views: 3877

Re: Hammock Locations

I do something completely different. At anchor (as long as it's calm) I string a hammock between the hulls of my 36 at the bow. There are the stainless bow plates that protect the front of each hull. Each one has a ring welded into it. String the hammock between these and relax with your butt about ...
by chicagocat
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows
Replies: 11
Views: 9037

Re: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows

On mine there were a couple spacers near every screw, but also some that seemed to be almost randomly placed.
by chicagocat
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows
Replies: 11
Views: 9037

Re: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows

I agree with Tom on the masking. That said, if you do get the Sikaflex on something smooth ( like the smooth parts of the deck or the inside floor), it can actually be easier to remove once it's dried. It becomes a rubbery substance that can be pulled off in a single piece. Very different from somet...
by chicagocat
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Mast Splice
Replies: 20
Views: 11926

Re: Mast Splice

Joe, Judging from the picture, you also have the Tides Marine sail track system installed on that mast, which is a nice addition. It makes getting the main up and down much easier since friction is reduced. It would cost a few hundred bucks top install yourself and is really necessary for the tall r...
by chicagocat
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Mast Splice
Replies: 20
Views: 11926

Re: Mast Splice

Joe, You almost certainly have the tall rig. My Florida boat has the tall rig and the Chicago boat has the standard rig. The tall rig measures about 54.5 feet off the water. Just tie a cheap line to the halyard and measure. The tall rig is great for light winds, but you need to reef early in heavy s...
by chicagocat
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Mast Splice
Replies: 20
Views: 11926

Re: Mast Splice

Joe,
I have two pdq 36's ( I know....)
This looks like the mast on the "Tall Rig" option model. They couldn't ship the full mast due to length and it would be spliced on site (I think James Power told me this).
Are you sure this isn't the tall rig?

Brendan
by chicagocat
Mon May 20, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows
Replies: 11
Views: 9037

Job Report: Rebedding wraparound windows

OK, so I thought ahead enough to document my adventures this past weekend. The wraparound acrylic windows were developing a couple slow leaks. Instead of (once again) siliconing the edges, I decided to rebed them. It's a messy and nasty job, but not complex. The starboard 3 windows took 2 people 4 h...