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by SecondWind
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: E120 Backlight - Time to Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 3597

Re: E120 Backlight - Time to Upgrade

Electronics reach an age where they aren't worth repairing, especially in today's market where the improvements are a quantum leap above 5-10 year old products. ETC has done board level work for us, and they do a fine job. That said, a new E125 is around $2500 (I'm sure some searching can find a muc...
by SecondWind
Mon May 23, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Yamaha T9.9 Cooling System
Replies: 14
Views: 9915

Re: Yamaha T9.9 Cooling System

Vinegar is not Phosphoric Acid , It is Acetic acid . I would suggest the following, which I now use to clean my heat exchangers. Rig a small bilge pump with a hose to the flush fitting, suspending the engine over a bucket with the bilge pump in it, such that the engine can drain back into the bucket...
by SecondWind
Fri May 20, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: E80 Radar Control
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: E80 Radar Control

From one of the web forums: RIBW image: http://www.ybw.com/forums/images/statusicon_ybw/user-offline.png RIBW is offline Registered User Join Date Jun 2005 Location South West Posts 328 image: http://www.ybw.com/forums/images/icons/icon1.png Default image: http://www.ybw.com/forums/images/ybw/misc/q...
by SecondWind
Sun May 15, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar 75hp and 100hp exhaust elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 2013

Re: Yanmar 75hp and 100hp exhaust elbow

The failure isn't limited to the large Yanmars. I replace several on our Yanmar 18 hp engine on our 36 sailboat. The iron used just doesn't hold up well in salt water. I don't know about their life in freshwater, but I suspect it's no better. I wish that I had available a stainless alternative at th...
by SecondWind
Wed May 04, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Capsized PDQ SV 32 in 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 3020

Re: Capsized PDQ SV 32 in 2000

"Brother" was on a three boat cruise to the Bahamas in 2005. He lost his engine overboard from a bad mount installation in the middle of the Gulfstream and was forced to sail back to Ft. Lauderdale and abandon the trip. He was not sailing a PDQ, the other two were. We were among those who ...
by SecondWind
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: What are these?

Sam, I think that you are right on the money. They belong to Brendan and Michelle. I let them know.
by SecondWind
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

What are these?

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by SecondWind
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Paint around Bomar Windows on PDQ36 s/v
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: Paint around Bomar Windows on PDQ36 s/v

I believe that the factory painted topsides with Imron.
by SecondWind
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Photos - Newbie - Can't view
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: Photos - Newbie - Can't view

Leaves me feeling a little blue Sam! :lol: :lol:
by SecondWind
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Re: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

You are suffering from a poor installation of the watermaker, which did not include the pump location in planning. Your easiest route is to remove the part of the watermaker which blocks access and relocate the pump to a location where it can be serviced properly. Then re-install the watermaker. Dis...
by SecondWind
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Slidemoor system for MV 34?
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Slidemoor system for MV 34?

You don't need area for shock absorption. The boat is drawn tight against a rubber fender, with two set of cleats, one on either side of the fender. The load is distributed over the beam by a large sliding member, and which has been engineered to take the high loads imposed. You have to remeber that...
by SecondWind
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Slidemoor system for MV 34?
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Slidemoor system for MV 34?

Duane, We have Slidemoors on our current boat. There is one consideration for any boat: The piling and Slidemoor should be directly opposite the cleat on the boat for the best performance. Nothing other than that.
by SecondWind
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Surveyor
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: Surveyor

I know Derek Rhymes personally and I highly recommend him. He is extremely professional, detail oriented and thorough.
by SecondWind
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New owner with so many questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4481

Re: New owner with so many questions

From the records I have on POA owners ADVENTURE is #32001, which would make you hull number 1.

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