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by Gusto
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 18325

Re: Engine overheating

I have the 100 hp engines and had the same problem. We did everything you did. Problem not solved. I lowered the sea strainer until the water rose to the top of the strainer. That solved the problem. Go figure.
by Gusto
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cruising to lower Caribbean on power cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 6976

Re: Cruising to lower Caribbean on power cat?

Hi Dick,
You mentioned 2 sweet spots with one at 6.5 knots. At what speed/rpm do you find the 2nd sweet spot? Also at what rpm do you run on one engine?
Bob MacNeill
Gusto
by Gusto
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine instrumentation upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 3687

Re: Engine instrumentation upgrades

Our 2006 MV34 has the same instrumentation. To me there are 3 main pieces of information that I want immediately. Water rising in the bilge, high engine temperature and low oil pressure. I solved the bilge water problem by installing two Aqualarm bilge pump alarm monitors in the bridge console. They...
by Gusto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water Pumps on 4JH
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Re: Water Pumps on 4JH

My local Yanmar dealer found that the 3JH water pump is the identical Johnson pump as the 4JH with a different discharge nipple and sells for way less than half the price of the 4JH pump. He changed nipples and successfully installed the 3JH pumps into my 4JH engines. Yanmar pricing policies??
by Gusto
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: center cutlass bng.
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: center cutlass bng.

Gusto had the intermediate bearings installed with the same results as Teamwork. My advice is do it.

Bob on Gusto
by Gusto
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water Pumps on 4JH
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Water Pumps on 4JH

I need to replace a water pump on my 100 hp Yanmar. The Yanmar distributer wants $876.93. Has anybody found a less expensive replacement?
by Gusto
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

Re: Water Gauge

In terms of the waste tank, we haven't added a sender and gauge. We've had them in the past and had to clean the sensor periodically. Not fun. I did install a manual overboard pump because the electric pump wasn't reliable and to simplify the system.
by Gusto
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

Water Gauge

It's frustrating not to know how much water is in the tank but we have been reluctant to buy and install an electric sender and gauge because we like to keep things simple. I built a simple device mounted on top of the access port to allow me to simply stick the tank. I bought a 1" diameter PVC sche...
by Gusto
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Bahama's Bound
Replies: 4
Views: 5182

Re: Bahama's Bound

Gusto, 34' power cat, will be leaving from South Florida for Bimini, the Exumas, Long Island, Eluthera and the Berries around the 1st of April. Anyone interested in joining? At least for the crossing?

Bob on Gusto
by Gusto
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 bridge clearance with mast up (and down)
Replies: 4
Views: 3252

Re: MV 34 bridge clearance with mast up (and down)

We can get under a bridge with an 18' clearance with what appears to be about a 6" to 9" above the light . Hard to tell.
Gusto
2006 PDQ 34, hull # 83
by Gusto
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Flybridge Helm Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 2464

Re: Flybridge Helm Cover

A helm cover came with Gusto. All the cushions fit forward and on top of the helm seat when it is in the aft position. It's easy to secure but helps to have two people secure it. One on the bridge and one on the foredeck to secure the snaps. Note the pole holding the middle up. If you have one, buy ...
by Gusto
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LED bulbs for ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 4356

Re: LED bulbs for ceiling lights

The LilyLEDs.com website shows that the bulbs that I bought are indeed dimmable. Nice!
by Gusto
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LED bulbs for ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 4356

Re: LED bulbs for ceiling lights

No they are not on a dimmer. They are switched from the standard PDQ rocker switches.
by Gusto
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LED bulbs for ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 4356

Re: LED bulbs for ceiling lights

They are listed as "G4 LED (Small) - 2 Watt - 12 x 3528 LEDs" and are the 7th bulb down on their G4 section of the website www.LilyLEDs.com.
by Gusto
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LED bulbs for ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 4356

LED bulbs for ceiling lights

I have wanted to convert the bulbs in the ceiling fixtures to LEDs but haven't because of the expense. I bought one of the G4 side pin bulbs from West Marine for about $20.00. It was 1.2" in diameter and really had to be squeezed into the fixture. That wasn't good. I found 3/4" diameter LED bulbs at...