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by Root
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Mid-Chesapeake PDQ Get-Together?
Replies: 21
Views: 8213

Re: Mid-Chesapeake PDQ Get-Together?

Wind Seeker and crew is up for it. However, we have “mid Chesapeake” at around the Solomons Island latitude. Consider also Domingo Creek (back door to St Michaels) Tilghman Island, Little Choptank R. and the Honga R. and Hooper Island. All perfect anchorages for cats of our draft. Ray and Paula
by Root
Sat May 23, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Water Heater Again
Replies: 9
Views: 8221

Re: Water Heater Again

Yep, sure have James We had a marine grade one on our previous cat that needed at purchase price equivalent expense calibration periodically. We believe we have ample ventilation in that compartment and feel secure with that arrangement. We also might remind everyone that those heaters exhaust a tre...
by Root
Fri May 15, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Going Up The Mast on A Capella
Replies: 20
Views: 8352

Re: Going Up The Mast on A Capella

Hi Mike,

It coils up into a its storage bag roughly 24 inches in diameter and 6 inches deep. You will have to attach slides for the mast track. I had to reduce the thickness of the slides I bought to fit our Selden mainsail track. Check out eBay there may be one for auction there.

Ray
by Root
Wed May 13, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Going Up The Mast on A Capella
Replies: 20
Views: 8352

Re: Going Up The Mast on A Capella

Going Aloft I was once capable of hauling my self aloft using a block and tackle with a boson’s chair. Then my wife could winch me up, and then a bunch of neighbors could do it with 18 inch winch handles. Now a crane is necessary. I had the ATN Top Climber and it worked ok if you made the climbing l...
by Root
Wed May 13, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Water Heater Again
Replies: 9
Views: 8221

Water Heater Again

We used an Excel demand hot water heater located in our aft locker for several seasons. Although reliable at making hot water, we found its location for temperature adjustments, battery replacement and moderate exposure to the elements unacceptable. We bought another water heater on eBay and install...
by Root
Wed May 13, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: EPIRB Battery Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 2035

EPIRB Battery Replacement

Our ACR EPIRB had an outdated battery. ACR no longer provides battery replacement service. The best we could find was an outfit in Florida who took over the business from them. EPRIB battery replacement service, system check and service and a warranty antenna replacement costs $220.00 shipping inclu...
by Root
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Lightning Strikes
Replies: 25
Views: 11474

Re: Lightning Strikes

Have any PDQ 36 owners been hit by lightning? Yes, discovered all GFI outlets pooped and batteries dead on Wind Seeker after a thunderstorm. What were the circumstances (i.e. direct mast head strike, side flash, EMP, anchored, sailing, docked in marina or on the hard)? EMP from a nearby Pine Tree st...
by Root
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: hot and cold water lines
Replies: 6
Views: 3881

Re: hot and cold water lines

Hello Warren, Our PDQ 36 -3695-2002 model came with color coded water lines red for hot and blue for cold. If you trace the lines you have back some you may discover which is which. You may have to go back as far as a sink, shower or transom faucet. You will like the Excel but be sure you remove all...
by Root
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Starting Battery for 9.9s?
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

Starting Battery for 9.9s?

My 2002(?) Pow-R-Surge model 24M5 starting battery has finally died after 6 years of service cranking our 9.9s. I was unable to find a cross reference for it on the net. The top is sealed but I cannot determine if it is an AGM, No Maintenance Lead Acid, or Gel. We like the fact that it lasted this ...
by Root
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Starting Battery for 2002 Capella w/9.9s
Replies: 0
Views: 1562

Starting Battery for 2002 Capella w/9.9s

My 2002(?) Pow-R-Surge model 24M5 starting battery has finally died after 6 years of service cranking our 9.9s. I was unable to find a cross reference for it on the net. The top is sealed but I cannot determine if it is an AGM, No Maintenance Lead Acid, or Gel. We like the fact that it lasted this ...
by Root
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Starting Battery for 2002 Capella w/9.9s
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

Starting Battery for 2002 Capella w/9.9s

My 2002(?) Pow-R-Surge model 24M5 starting battery has finally died after 6 years of service cranking our 9.9s. I was unable to find a cross reference for it on the net. The top is sealed but I cannot determine if it is an AGM, No Maintenance Lead Acid, or Gel. We like the fact that it lasted this ...
by Root
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha water pump replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

Re: Yamaha water pump replacement

Hello Sam and Gina, I am a preventive maintenance nut and had concerns about our water pump impellers. (see earlier posting below). I have since made two discoveries that may ease your mind. One: The Yamaha maintenance manual does not even address replacing impellers and the ones I bought are far mo...
by Root
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Re: Yamaha parts

Here is another good source for Yamaha parts: L&M Marine LLC http://www.lmmarine.net Reasonable prices, easy parts search, quick shipping. We bought a new carburetor for one of our 2001 Yamaha 9.9s with shipping $279.56 + $14.95 shipping. Carbs. are easily changed out (even while bent over the engin...
by Root
Thu May 08, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Outboard Lower Unit Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: Outboard Lower Unit Removal

Thanks to everyone for their helpful suggestions and advice. I was not successful in getting the units loose and my yard time was limited so for now, with the aging impellers in place, I cruise with my fingers crossed. Ray
by Root
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bi-folding Cabin Doors
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

Bi-folding Cabin Doors

Wind Seeker’s head door opened into the cabin and we hound that inconvenient at times especially when accessing the cabinet it obstructed. Reversing the door to open into the head made that space crowed. So I split the difference and made the cabin door a bi-folding one. Having had success at that I...