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by Root
Fri May 06, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Clamshell covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3826

Re: Clamshell covers?

Hi Ron, PDQ used the same clam shell vents on all their boats. Our 36 lost a couple also. I replaced them with ones fashioned from PVC pipe and attached them with 5200. They are still in place after many rough passages. Ray
by Root
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Electric Head
Replies: 15
Views: 9250

Re: Electric Head

Paula and I are thinking of replacing our head with "something better" and we are enthralled with your project. However, we cannot see the images you posted and, as our boats are identical in construction, images of your hard work is important to us. How can we make those images visible on our compu...
by Root
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 3771

Re: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

We have not had an issue with our water pump, yet. However, we did with the A/C unit located in the settee nearest to the starboard hull along with our house water pump. We found that removing the navigation cabinet/desk/shelf unit was not that difficult and gave us easy access to the A/C and house ...
by Root
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cruising to lower Caribbean on power cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 6892

Re: Cruising to lower Caribbean on power cat?

In the end, regardless of the vessel, it is the skill and seamanship of the skipper that makes for a safe passage. Using nautical miles per gallon as criteria for distance traveled is fool hardy. Always use gallons per hour consumed as a true and documentable measurable of fuel consumption rate. Sea...
by Root
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Straightening Rudders
Replies: 3
Views: 4271

Re: Straightening Rudders

I wish it had been that easy for us. We discovered Wind Seeker had a bent rudder slanting towards the bow (backed over something) when we hauled her. It was an angle that availed no part of the boat on which to take a purchase. So we had it pulled to straighten the shaft. Much more time consuming an...
by Root
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Practical Sailor review of the PDQ 32
Replies: 0
Views: 8813

Practical Sailor review of the PDQ 32

Midori you made it into Practical Sailor! Congrats Brian and Lynn. Great review of the PDQ 32 written in the October issue. Ray
by Root
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Practical Sailor review of the PDQ 32
Replies: 2
Views: 2808

Practical Sailor review of the PDQ 32

Midori you made it into Practical Sailor! Congrats Brian and Lynn. Great review of the PDQ 32 written in the October issue. Ray
by Root
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: faucets for sale SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 2544

faucets for sale SOLD

PDQ standard faucets for sale. We are doing some remodeling on Wind Seeker and are replacing the standard faucets with new designs. We have two for sale. They are in perfect working order. Both for $20. plus shipping (they will fit in to a USPS Medium Flat Rate Box $12.56). Package weight will be ju...
by Root
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PDQ-41 Hull 10 Adventure is for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4196

Re: PDQ-41 Hull 10 Adventure is for sale

Would post some photos of Adventure please. Ray
by Root
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lifeline Netting for Sale SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 2979

Lifeline Netting for Sale SOLD

I have 165 feet of brand new lifeline for sale. I ordered too much of it for Wind Seeker. Asking $100 plus shipping. Ray SOLD
by Root
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: New Yamaha T9.9XEHBs Installed on Wind Seekeer
Replies: 0
Views: 4475

New Yamaha T9.9XEHBs Installed on Wind Seekeer

Not to belabor you with the details but I installed new Yamaha T9.9 XEHB models on Wind Seeker. The install went well mainly because of all the guidance gleaned from this great PDQ owners site. Got over 20 hours on them now and no issues. I will gladly answer any questions. Pluses: straight drop in,...
by Root
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater
Replies: 20
Views: 9782

Re: Propane System and Excel H2O Heater

Hello Joe and Deb, We updated our hot water system on Wind Seeker a few years back using an Excel propane heater. I think the old discussion thread on this topic would be beneficial to you. Here is a link to that installation and discussion within this forum. Regards, Ray http://www.pdqforum.com/vie...
by Root
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Aqua Pro RIB for Sale SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 3597

Aqua Pro RIB for Sale SOLD

For sale is a little used 9 foot Aqua Pro Ridged Inflatable Boat. The tubes, aluminum hull, and all accessories are in excellent operating condition. The boat was suspended on davits on a 36 foot PDQ catamaran and fits perfectly between the hulls. The engine used was an 8 HP 4 cycle Yamaha. The cove...
by Root
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Knee Chest and Elbow Savers
Replies: 2
Views: 3105

Knee Chest and Elbow Savers

Here is a great pad to lean on while working on the engines of any PDQ model or leaning through a hatch. Get one of those pool noodles at the Dollar General Store and cut a slit half way through lengthwise in one side to the core of the noodle. Box cutter works great for this. Then cut the length yo...
by Root
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha T9.9 electric tilt motor cover corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 3672

Re: Yamaha T9.9 electric tilt motor cover corrosion

My sympathies Eric they all do it. All my Yamahas and Honda lift motor housing rusted. I was able to inhibit further damage with CRC’s Marine Heavy Duty Corrosion Inhibitor. When applied it creates a heavy thick wax film that blocks water to any surface. The coating is dark amber in color and sticky...