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by Marc Gershel
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: up the mast
Replies: 5
Views: 5053

Re: up the mast

Bob wrote: I now have an ATN mast climber but with short legs it looks like a monkey changing a diaper when I use it.
I also have a ATN climber. I've had it for 11 years, and it works great. I could care less how I look going up. I'm sure it's ugly.
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Bracket pivot dissassembly
Replies: 7
Views: 6086

Re: Bracket pivot dissassembly

This was my solution.
http://www.pdq36.com/EngineHoldDown.jpg

The Bartholets were my mentors also,
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: 9.9 won't hold RPM
Replies: 9
Views: 7579

Re: 9.9 won't hold RPM

This is a "longshot", but it happened to me. Check the oil level. I had a leak that I was unaware of. When the oil level gets too low, The engine speed drops back to idle, and when you try to give it more gas , nothing happens. I went crazy with this for almost 2 days, until someone got me to check ...
by Marc Gershel
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: T9.9 lower end removal questions
Replies: 10
Views: 11932

Re: T9.9 lower end removal questions

Probably ran into very soft silt, that didn't stop the engine. It just kept running and sucking in silt.
That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Multihull magazines for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3572

Re: Multihull magazines for sale

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by Marc Gershel
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: PDQ Antares (PDQ 42/44) Forum
Topic: Tramp replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 9759

Re: Tramp replacement

I made new ones for our 36. Cost less than $200.
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Inverter Charger selection
Replies: 10
Views: 8229

Re: Inverter Charger selection

The Dometic Smart Start is made especially for this.

http://mamtstore.corecommerce.com/Smart-Start.html

Marc
by Marc Gershel
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Inverter Charger selection
Replies: 10
Views: 8229

Re: Inverter Charger selection

Just curious, but what happened that you had to replace it? I pay no attention to my charger, as long as it's working. I have an 18 YO Trace.
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Catch 22 on the Chesapeake
Replies: 16
Views: 18470

Re: Catch 22 on the Chesapeake

Hi, I've owned hull #21 for 14 years. All the advice you got is spot on. Since I solo about 90% of the time, I have to set things up before I start a tack. The first thing is to move the main traveler car about 1.5' to windward of center, while letting out the main sheet so that the boat will not sl...
by Marc Gershel
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Antares (PDQ 42/44) Forum
Topic: 44 mainsail drop
Replies: 13
Views: 19899

Re: 44 mainsail drop

I had that problem for about the first 4-5 years that I owned the boat, until I checked the halyard size. I found they were a slightly thicker metric size. I changed them to the smaller american size and the sails worked perfectly. I couldn't believe that I never thought of checking that for all tho...
by Marc Gershel
Wed May 04, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: MV 34 - 4 blade props
Replies: 64
Views: 51833

Re: MV 34 - 4 blade props

Hey Chet, Just realized you went to the "dark side". Congradulations. I guess you know what this means.
No more $90 props for you.

Best of Luck,
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Has anyone modified the nav-station for a seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 5884

Re: Has anyone modified the nav-station for a seat?

My boat came with a cusomized chart table that actually slides out about 2', and will hold a large NOAA chart laid out flat. The table is about 4" high, and will hold rolled charts underneath. I do not have a pilot berth. The entire starboard side is cabinets, with a funky seat that folds out fron a...
by Marc Gershel
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: House Bank Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 16271

Re: House Bank Batteries

Hi, Back in 1997 I paid $800 for the 4 gels. If I had to replace them now, they would cost about $1300.
Chet, why did you replace yours? Are your new ones gels?
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: House Bank Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 16271

Re: House Bank Batteries

I'll be starting my 13th year with my 4- 6v Prevailer gel cells. Not too shabby.
Marc
by Marc Gershel
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Chesapeake Marina Haul Out/Store - PDQ 36
Replies: 13
Views: 9400

Re: Chesapeake Marina Haul Out/Store - PDQ 36

Hi Spencer, I hauled out for several years at the Charlestown marina, across from Northeast, MD, on the Northeast River. Another place to try would be Markleys Marina on the Middle River. Both of these places could haul you. Before you commit to a place, go and measure the travelift, and slipway you...