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by DickTuschick
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Bent shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

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: 3289

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: 1703

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: 1744

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: 1995

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: 4449

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: 4449

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: 1923

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: 4152

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: 4297

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...
by DickTuschick
Sun May 29, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 3162

Re: Cutlass Bearing Replacement

Hi Chet, DUETTO's advice is right on. The "whipping" you notice is most likely caused by one (or a combination) of three things: 1. Bad engine alignment, 2. a bent shaft, 3. a worn cutlass bearing. The most likely is an alignment problem. We have encountered this on so many boats and it eventually l...
by DickTuschick
Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Tides Marine Seals
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Re: Tides Marine Seals

Hi Ron, We have dealt with this issue (many times) and have come to some conclusions. First, in many instances the engines/shafts were never aligned properly at the factory. This fact was hidden by the flexible coupling installed between the transmission coupling and the shaft coupling. When there w...
by DickTuschick
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sharing a French Canal boat
Replies: 3
Views: 3596

Sharing a French Canal boat

Hi Folks, Here is an interesting one for you.... My wife and I have done several trips to France to cruise the canals there....An outstanding experience. We recently came across a great canal boat for sale and we are trying to put together a partnership (four partners) to own and use the boat. We ha...
by DickTuschick
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 6302

Engine alignment

Hi Folks, Since posting the note on the Tides red hose (dripless shaft seal) maintenance issue I have had conversations with several owners and realized that maybe a good thing has turned into a not so good thing! As you know PDW used a "Drive saver" unit between the transmission coupling and the sh...
by DickTuschick
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine alignment
Replies: 0
Views: 1701

Engine alignment

Hi Folks, Since posting the note on the Tides red hose (dripless shaft seal) maintenance issue I have had conversations with several owners and realized that maybe a good thing has turned into a not so good thing! As you know PDW used a "Drive saver" unit between the transmission coupling and the sh...