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by Root
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: St. Michaels, Maryland Anchorage or Dockage on San Domingo C
Replies: 5
Views: 3992

St. Michaels, Maryland Anchorage or Dockage on San Domingo C

We live in the Smith Point area and are planning mini cruise for July. Is there a backdoor entrance to St Michaels? We can see the potential of getting there via San Domingo Creek and walking into town that way. We just don’t want to waste time going all the way up to the Miles River to get t there....
by Root
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: St. Michaels, Maryland Anchorage or Dockage on San Domingo C
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

St. Michaels, Maryland Anchorage or Dockage on San Domingo C

We live in the Smith Point area and are planning mini cruise for July. Is there a backdoor entrance to St Michaels? We can see the potential of getting there via San Domingo Creek and walking into town that way. We just don’t want to waste time going all the way up to the Miles River to get t there....
by Root
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED - Spinnaker
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Re: WANTED - Spinnaker

Hello Bryan and Lynn, check out this outfit in Florida. They are very easy to deal are accommodating and honest. Atlantic Sail Trader at: http://www.usedsails.com/ Hope you guys are still having fun. Ray and Paula
by Root
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: MTOA - Marine Trawler Owners Association
Replies: 0
Views: 1720

MTOA - Marine Trawler Owners Association

Some PDQ 34 and 41s might all ready know of this organization, but we sailors may have overlooked it. We have several friends who are members of the Marine Trawler Owner Association (MTOA) who encouraged us to join it. We did as we are turtles most of the time too. Here is their web site http://mtoa...
by Root
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: MTOA - Marine Trawler Owners Association
Replies: 0
Views: 1834

MTOA - Marine Trawler Owners Association

Some PDQ 34 and 41s might all ready know of this organization, but we sailors may have overlooked it. We have several friends who are members of the Marine Trawler Owner Association (MTOA) who encouraged us to join it. We did as we are turtles most of the time too. Here is their web site http://mtoa...
by Root
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: BERMUDA
Replies: 5
Views: 5313

Re: BERMUDA

Doug, We highly recommend that you buy new charts for your trip. They will contain the latest navigational information. We have been to Bermuda twice from the Chesapeake Bay on catamarans. We only needed to add two charts to our existing coastal inventory for the trips one for Bermudian waters and o...
by Root
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Engine Cables
Replies: 6
Views: 5577

Re: Engine Cables

Just noticed your question. I recently replaced the engine cables on our PDQ 36 and the old ones had the lengths stamped on them. Ray
by Root
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: POA Membership
Topic: Autumn PDQ Newsletter
Replies: 5
Views: 6459

Re: Autumn PDQ Newsletter

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! A leaf blower works great for removing snow. But the boat next to you won't like it. Ray
by Root
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bow Seats for your PDQ 36
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

Bow Seats for your PDQ 36

We always wanted places to sit in the bow and we had them on our previous cat. Of course we didn’t want to spend a lot of money. The following design was achieved at less than $100 cost while keeping function and minimizing weight forward. The first thing we did early on in anticipation of bow seats...
by Root
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Bow Seats for PDQ 36
Replies: 3
Views: 4797

Bow Seats for PDQ 36

We always wanted places to sit in the bow and we had them on our previous cat. Of course we didn’t want to spend a lot of money. The following design was achieved at less than $100 cost while keeping function and minimizing weight forward. The first thing we did early on in anticipation of bow seats...
by Root
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Galley Vent Fan
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

Galley Vent Fan

We needed something directly over the stove in the summer months to exhaust the heat from the galley stove. Not desiring something protruding through the deck as tripping hazard, I opted for a seasonally removable solution. Using the existing opening window as a pattern, I cut a ¼ inch piece of Lexa...
by Root
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Sliding Glass Door
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Re: Sliding Glass Door

Our door too was getting hard to slide. Most of the screws were inaccessible behind the battery box rim and could not be removed. So I slid the door halfway open drilled a half inch hole in the channel in a spot where the two rollers could be accessed. One was jammed with dog hair and lint. I cleane...
by Root
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: NOAA Charts on Google Earth
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

NOAA Charts on Google Earth

This may not be the best for navigation purposes as both the satellite image and the charts could be dated, but it is really cool just the same. Follow the link. Root

http://demo.geogarage.com/noaa/
by Root
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Automatic Identification System - AIS
Replies: 7
Views: 3303

Automatic Identification System - AIS

Everyone, I know most of you are aware of the AIS system and its benefits for navigation safety, avoiding collisions, and homeland security. However, did you ever wonder where in the world your relatives were on their cruise? Well, this site will allow you to do that too. Automated Identification Sy...
by Root
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Automatic Identification System - AIS
Replies: 0
Views: 2136

Automatic Identification System - AIS

Everyone, I know most of you are aware of the AIS system and its benefits for navigation safety, avoiding collisions, and homeland security. However, did you ever wonder where in the world your relatives were on their cruise? Well, this site will allow you to do that too. Automated Identification Sy...