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by SecondWind
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Engine burns excessive oil at high RPM's
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Engine burns excessive oil at high RPM's

A compression test may be in order. Since Diesels are oil burners there may not be any blue smoke. In addition to the leaks Duane mentioned, the other possibilities are worn valve seals and/or piston rings.
by SecondWind
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: 2006 PDQ PowerCat 34' - 100 Hp or higher
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: WANTED: 2006 PDQ PowerCat 34' - 100 Hp or higher

ALLEZCAT IS FOR SALE ON THIS FORUM!!!!!!!
by SecondWind
Wed May 17, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 3136

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

I would consider locking the shaft with vice grips rather than chance expensive damage. We're only talking about a temporary situation here, in limp home mode.
by SecondWind
Mon May 15, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 3136

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

Put the non running engine in gear to keep the shaft from turning.
by SecondWind
Tue May 09, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: PDQ 36 Rudders
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: PDQ 36 Rudders

LRC or Classic. The rudders are different.
by SecondWind
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Cooktop replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: Cooktop replacement?

Have you consider going electric and using an induction unit. You will need steel cookware if you do, but I have found ours to be extremely easy to use.
by SecondWind
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Need some information
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Re: Need some information

Send a private message to mikeandrebecca (Zero to cruising) who are members on this forum. They have spent a lot of time in Grenada and can probably help you with local sources.
by SecondWind
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: Solar panels

Look on e-bay and find the best bargain in a solar kit. Try to find a MPPT controller if you can. I would suggest going to 4-6v golf cart batteries, 2 each in series for your 12v output. As far as the panels go, you want enough wattage to run things onboard (Fridge, watermaker, etc.) and still have ...
by SecondWind
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: URGENT - Rudder replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: URGENT - Rudder replacement

According to my records hull 36057 is a classic. PDQ rudders are different for classics and LRCs.
by SecondWind
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Fridge compressor water intake location?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: Fridge compressor water intake location?

As far as I know, all of the original installations were Nova Kool refrigerators. An Adler Barber unit was probably installed by a previous owner. None of the originals used cooling water.
by SecondWind
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Surveyor recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

Re: Surveyor recommendation

I would recommend that you find one on the BOAT US list: https://www.boatus.com/insurance/survey.asp
They list competent surveyors since they also insure boats.
by SecondWind
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Surveyor recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

Re: Surveyor recommendation

Where in Florida? It is a rather large state.
by SecondWind
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Weight and dimension of Hardtop
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Weight and dimension of Hardtop

Take a look at this option. We put one on our present boat and love it. You can't walk on it, but it's a great way to replace a canvas bimini. http://www.hardtotop.com/
by SecondWind
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Galley sink saltwater faucet
Replies: 9
Views: 5730

Re: Galley sink saltwater faucet

We had a factory installed unit in Second Wind. It was connected through the A/C cooling hose and used only a foot pump.

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