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by DickTuschick
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maserator pump
Replies: 27
Views: 12355

Re: Maserator pump

To answer your question the outlet is under the head, you will find a 1.5" thru hull shut off there but that is seldom the problem. The standard macerator pumps have been a continuing problem on all boats. The quality of the pumps is poor and the failure rate is high. The recommendation to convert t...
by DickTuschick
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LEXAN Windscreens
Replies: 0
Views: 2587

LEXAN Windscreens

Hi Folks, Just a quick update on the above subject. As we all know, these windscreens have a limited life (at least in terms of looks) due to UV damage. I have shopped around in this area and the best I could do to get new units made was $225 per side. I am having a batch of them made and if anyone ...
by DickTuschick
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Rust in condensation pan
Replies: 6
Views: 4778

Re: Rust in condensation pan

Hi Folks, This is a problem that we will all face sooner or later as the design and materials used in the Cruisair units was less than ideal. Beth Simkins is attempting to establish a relationship with the Cruisair folks so that we can do a bulk purchase of the new SS pans (plastic ones will not fit...
by DickTuschick
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Window Latch
Replies: 4
Views: 3436

Re: Window Latch

Hi Ross,
Are you talking about the black plastic latch ? If so I just ordered some and will have them shortly.
by DickTuschick
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Solar panels

Hi Folks, This summer I decided to add a couple of solar panels so that when at anchor we could minimize running the generator. The results have been outstanding and I thought I should share the details. I installed two Kyrocera 135W panels over the aft deck bimini with a Prostar 30A controller. At ...
by DickTuschick
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bent shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

Bent shafts

OK....I'm going to share a "hot issue" on the shafts used on the PDQ 34. Recently we have encountered two boats with both shafts bent. A 2004 and a 2005 boat.In all four cases the "bend" was very similar in magnitude and location. As you all know from previous posts, shaft alignment has been an issu...
by DickTuschick
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: transmission oil cooler?
Replies: 8
Views: 3689

Re: transmission oil cooler?

Hi John, Just saw you roost on this subject. All the oil coolers were supplied with the engines by Yanmar of Canada. Since the original supplier is no longer in business it is hard to say if they were unique or not. I suspect that it was just a standard yanmar part but one that certainly can be sour...
by DickTuschick
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Pearls from 2012 Owners Rendezvous
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

Re: Pearls from 2012 Owners Rendezvous

Hi Jim, James Power had several suggestions that I will ask him to cover as I hope to have cocktails with him tonight. I gave a talk on "New technologies" that, based on the questions and comments, was well received. I talked about twenty "new" things that are applicable to out boats. I planned a 30...
by DickTuschick
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Beckson hatch vents
Replies: 0
Views: 1871

Beckson hatch vents

Good morning to all !! We recently noticed that virtual all of the Stainless steel Beckson vents that were used on the PDQ boats are now disintegrating below the stainless steel cover. I suspect a bad batch of plastic but in any case.... I have negotiated a bulk purchase of replacement innards (not ...
by DickTuschick
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Beckson hatch vents
Replies: 0
Views: 2119

Beckson hatch vents

Good morning to all !! We recently noticed that virtual all of the Stainless steel Beckson vents that were used on the PDQ boats are now disintegrating below the stainless steel cover. I suspect a bad batch of plastic but in any case.... I have negotiated a bulk purchase of replacement innards (not ...
by DickTuschick
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2012 Owners rendezvous
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

Re: 2012 Owners rendezvous

Hi Russ,
Beh sent another copy to you today. Scheduled speakers are a representative from the Great loop assoc, James power with a question and answer hour on Maintenance, I'll talk about new technologies that affect our boating and.....we are looking for suggestions.....
Hope to see you there.
by DickTuschick
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: 2012 Owners rendezvous
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

2012 Owners rendezvous

Good morning all, It has bee a couple of years since we had an Owners rendezvous so we thought we should try to organize a get to gather like the one we had two years ago at the same place, Stuart Yacht Harbor in Stuart FL. The date has been set for the weekend of January 28th and an e-mail has gone...
by DickTuschick
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor chain hook
Replies: 0
Views: 2050

Anchor chain hook

Good morning and merry Christmas to all ! Carol and I like to anchor out and when doing so we always use a bridle. Over the years we have tried many different chain hooks and none worked satisfactorily, they all fell off sooner or later. So...we have just been tying the bridle on with a rolling hitc...
by DickTuschick
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Polisshing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4436

Re: Fuel Polisshing?

One additional note....the yanmar engines circulate about five (5) times as much fuel as they burn. thus if you are running at 3000 rpm you are actually circulating about 30 gal per hour thru your Racor filter. Run for 4 hours and you have polished your entire main tank !!!!
Safe cruising !!
by DickTuschick
Sun May 29, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Racor Filters
Replies: 8
Views: 4586

Re: Racor Filters

Hi Folks, Just had to add my two cents to this discussion. We have put thousands of hours on various PDQ's all using 2 micron Racor filters with no problems. Needless to say it is MUCH better to have the Racor need replacement than the on-engine filter. The on-engine filter on our 100hp engines is a...