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by DickTuschick
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Original LPG tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Original LPG tanks

Hi Folks, Another quick informational update.... As you know our LPG tanks are getting old and many places will not fill them until they are re-certified. These tanks are unique in size and were made in Canada by a company that is now out of business. There are no identical replacement tanks availab...
by DickTuschick
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 3/4 Forespar thru hull valves
Replies: 3
Views: 594

3/4 Forespar thru hull valves

Hello to all, Because of a failure on our boat I found out that a small number of 3/4" valves had a manufacturing defect that allowed the nut that holds the on/off handle to come loose from the housing and thus the handle falls off !! If the handle comes off in the ON position there is a moderate vo...
by DickTuschick
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Bahamas Pet Permits
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Bahamas Pet Permits

I recently became aware of a great service to anyone wanting to cruise into the Bahamas with pets.
Here is a contact to obtain the necessary permits in an easy and not too expensive manner:
Bahamapetpermit.com
They have a web site that explains it all.
by DickTuschick
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 4JH3 HTE Injector Pump
Replies: 0
Views: 730

4JH3 HTE Injector Pump

I have a spare injector pump, tested and certified by Everglades Diesel Service that is available at a substantial savings. It is a long and financially painful story but I replaced this unit with a new one when it was totally unnecessary. New units are close to $5000 and I am asking $1499 for this ...
by DickTuschick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Oil type for the 100 hp engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Oil type for the 100 hp engines

Hello to all, On the subject of oil....it is interesting to note that all of the new diesel engines come with Synthetic oil and recommend its use. I switched over to syn many many years ago and have been very satisfied with the benefits and can tolerate the slightly higher cost. I have found that th...
by DickTuschick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 24
Views: 5998

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

Hello Bill, To answer your question I believe all 05 boats came with a large white GE sediment filter that was located under the refrigerator.If you do not have one on your boat it was probably removed by a previous owner. The filters are not a bad idea as the aluminum tanks to cause a build up of s...
by DickTuschick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: New Owner PDQ41
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: New Owner PDQ41

Hello Clay and Sara, Welcome to the PDQ family !! I believe your water heater is now distributed by Quick USA located in MD. I have heard from other owners that their customer service is excellent and I suspect that they have all of the parts you need. On the subject of batteries, the suggestion Tim...
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rudder safety warning!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: Rudder safety warning!!!

Just had a conversation with owner of hull #75 a 2005 and he had the improved rudder securing so it looks like after 75 no worries....maybe earlier and if I get more info I will pass it on.
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rudder safety warning!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Rudder safety warning!!!

This is a urgent safety notice to all owners, but primarily owners of 2005 and older hulls. An immediate check should be done on the locking mechanism that secures the rudder post and prevents it from dropping down. It is critical that the rudder post is not allowed to drop down below the upper fitt...
by DickTuschick
Thu May 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flexible shaft couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 2455

Flexible shaft couplings

The factory installed a flexible shaft coupling in all boats with the exception of those fitted with the AquaDrive units. These flexible couplings have both benefits and disadvantages. They absorbe any minor out of alignment issues and make for a much smother ride. On the downside they hide out of a...
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

Re: Managing heat in engine compartment

There is actually another major source of air into the engine space. If you look under the engine where the engine mounts are located you will find a large opening into the bilge "bypass" area. This area allows moisture and air to flow from under the refrigerator or head area aft to where the bilge ...
by DickTuschick
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Propane Tank replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 3362

Re: Propane Tank replacements

Hi Folks...beware some of the older PDQ34's did not have a moulded fiberglass compartment for the LP tanks. (so almost any tank size will fit) The newer boats that have the moulded compartment is a bit of a problem as it was made to hold Canadian made tanks that are slightly smaller in diameter that...
by DickTuschick
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 10
Views: 4102

$29 can safe you thousands $$$

I was recently moving a boat by myself and a small problem almost turned into a very big one. The hose exiting from the heat exchanger to the exhaust elbow popped off while underway. Operating from the FB I had no idea this had happened. The boat DID NOT HAVE A SMOKE /CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR.... Lu...
by DickTuschick
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maserator pump
Replies: 27
Views: 12892

Re: Maserator pump

The standard macerator pump provided with the PDQ's to empty the holding tank is a very disappointing piece of equipment. After testing several manufacturers units I could not find one that was of good quality that we could recommend. However we did try several diaphragm pumps....all of which worked...
by DickTuschick
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 5984

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

Hi Folks, We now have about 20000 miles on our boat and a significant portion of those miles are on one engine. On one engine we typically run at about 6.5 to 7 knots. We have never had a problem with either the transmission or the Tides shaft seal. When running on one engine the speed is so low tha...