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by DickTuschick
Mon May 17, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dripless shaft seals
Replies: 6
Views: 7998

Re: Dripless shaft seals

Good luck Russ,
The PSS seals were a disaster when PDQ tried to use them. PSS could never solve the problem so they tried the Tide seals and eventually wound up with the "red" which with some obvious exceptions have been outstanding. I hope you fair better!!
by DickTuschick
Mon May 17, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: grounding rudders & shafts
Replies: 2
Views: 2095

Re: grounding rudders & shafts

Hi ! To the best of my knowledge, there is no "bonding" system on the PDQ. Each underwater metal component has it's own zinc so no bonding system is required. In boats like the Mainship they use bronz thru hull fittings that use another zinc somewhere else (thru the bonding wire) for protection. No ...
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Dripless shaft seals
Replies: 6
Views: 7998

Dripless shaft seals

Hi folks, It's me again with a small but important tecnical update. Since the PDQ 34 was launched there have been several dripless shaft seals delivered in the boat. The factory started out with a PSS seal that did not work very well (quite wet) and they quickly changed to a unit made by Tides marin...
by DickTuschick
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi Folks, After a month of heavy weather cruising in the Bahams I can report one other benefit from the 4 blade props...significantly less cavitation in rough water. I would guess a 50%+ reduction. Further news on the subject: Now that the "bulk purchase" on the props is over, I will no longer be in...
by DickTuschick
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi Folks,
Now that we are close to receiving the first batch of 4 blade props for the 100 hp engines (75 hp to follow shortly thereafter) Michigan prop has announced that new prices will be in effect for any new orders placed from this date on. As soon as I have the new pricing I will post it.
by DickTuschick
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: chlorine tablets in AC strainers
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

chlorine tablets in AC strainers

Hi Folks, In performing some maintenance on a PDQ 34 that we just sold, we found an interesting problem that I thought I should pass on. The owner of this boat had been putting chlorine tablets in the ac strainers to keep them growth free. The tablets certainly did that, but the unanticipated side a...
by DickTuschick
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi Jim, Just saw your posting on aqua drives and the sound tiles. I just don't know....we have not tried the 4 blade props on a boat with those options installed so I can't comment. However....logically it would seem that the benefit from the 4 blade props would be at least slightly less, as those o...
by DickTuschick
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi Folks, Last friday we launched HERON with a set of the new DX 4 blade props. WOW....same improvement I saw on Cat's Away when I seatrialed her. Basically same RPM/Speeds. Last summer we put about 2000 miles on her and now with the new props she is like a totally different boat. The improvement is...
by DickTuschick
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OWNERS RENDEZVOUS IN STUART
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: OWNERS RENDEZVOUS IN STUART

Merry Christmas everybody ! As of today we have 25 boats signed up (45+ people) signed up. Henry Clews has offered to do a slide presentation on the Baltic Adventure, John Tesdorph will do one on cruising to the Jementos and we will have Raymarine and Yanmar tecnicians on site to answer questions. T...
by DickTuschick
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi Folks, Just a quick update. as of today we have ten orders in for 100hp props and only two folks requesting props for the 75 hp. We need a minimum of five to place the order. H&H has also informed me that a price increase from Michigan prop on the 100hp props is expected any day and they have no ...
by DickTuschick
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water Pump.
Replies: 4
Views: 2728

Re: Fresh Water Pump.

Hi Folks, We have encountered numerous proplems with these pumps, mostly defective pumps (never any questions asked, factory just replaced them, but they suposedly solved the problem and since then we have not seen any failures) but we have also see many of the problems caused by a restriction in th...
by DickTuschick
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi Folks, Finally....here is the info on the 4 blade props for the 75 HP engines. H&H propellor is coordinating this whole issue of props and I have found them most helpful and supportive. The US supplier for them was not interested in developing the patterns necessary to produce the smaller props. ...
by DickTuschick
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 37879

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hi folks, I have information on the 4 blade prop upgrade: We have been able to arrange a "quantity" purchase and therefor get a special discount on the props. For the owners with 100hp engines the new props would be Michigan 17X14 LH/RH 4 Blade DQX, Normal cost $746 each, our cost $594 plus shipping...
by DickTuschick
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water filters on newer PDQ 34's
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Water filters on newer PDQ 34's

At one point (not sure what hull #) PDQ started installing a water filter between the water tank and the water pump. The purpose of this filter was to catch any large particullate matter that could foul the fresh water pump check valve. I'm sure many owners have just turned the filter setting to "by...
by DickTuschick
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OWNERS RENDEZVOUS IN STUART
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

OWNERS RENDEZVOUS IN STUART

Just a reminder, hopefully everyone has gotten an e-mail by now, that the Stuart Owners rendezvous is on for Jan 23/24 at the Stuart Yacht Facility on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. As of this afternoon we have 36 people comming for the weekend event....should be one heck of a party!!!! See ...