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by SecondWind
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Diesels on PDQ's use sail drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Diesels on PDQ's use sail drives?

36's all use saildrives. I can't speak to the 32's (I believe they use shafts). In our 8 years of ownership we bottom painted every two years. At that time we changed the oil in the drives, fitted new zincs, replaced one propeller and painted with anti-fouling paint. We had water in one drive when w...
by SecondWind
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6115

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Camouflage here would be a stucco paint job and a red tile roof, maybe paint a couple of palm trees (or have them on slide outs). We do seriously have some very nice motorhome parks nearby and they are allowed for day visits.
by SecondWind
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6115

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

We love to have you with your RV, we're thinking about one ourselves. But there is a problem.: RV's are not permitted overnight where we live. :x :x
by SecondWind
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6115

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

This is a pretty close knit family. I hope many of your connections remain. We certainly will.
by SecondWind
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6115

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

I smell extreme negligence by the Coast Guard. If there was an open hatch they should have stopped, closed the hatch and pumped the boat out. To continue with an obvious problem is shear negligence. If they were able to send a crew over to finish sinking the boat, the seas were not too rough to chec...
by SecondWind
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: RPM vs speed with 75HP engines
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: RPM vs speed with 75HP engines

Duane, The issue is not one of the height of the bow. It is an issue of buoyancy and has nothing to do with whether it is sail or powercat. Perhaps you just have too much stuff onboard. Be careful out there and have a safe trip.
by SecondWind
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: RPM vs speed with 75HP engines
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: RPM vs speed with 75HP engines

Duane, If you are nose heavy, which your description says, you have a great chance of submarining (stuffing a wave) a catamaran. Sounds like you need some weight redistribution so that you are reasonably level at rest. The bow will tend to rise in power boat as power is applied, but you need to keep...
by SecondWind
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Keel Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2978

Re: Keel Question

Sam, We were blocked like that several times when we were in Maryland. I didn't see any ill effects from it.
by SecondWind
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Transom Shower Replacement options
Replies: 7
Views: 3476

Re: Transom Shower Replacement options

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by SecondWind
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Water Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Re: Water Gauge

From A previous thread, I believe that Snake River Electronics has changed its name. Re: Waste Holding Tank Snake River Electronics sells a probe that fits into the tank to measure the liquid level. On the plus side they read several tanks, so you can buy probes for water and fuel tanks. https://tan...
by SecondWind
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Water in the hulls?
Replies: 9
Views: 3671

Re: Water in the hulls?

These boats are very sensitive to loading. Have you put a lot of stuff onboard, perhaps added a heavier dinghy? If you have diesels, they also sit lower in the water. Heavier things should be stowed midship as much as possible.
by SecondWind
Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Repainting center aluminum window frame
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: Repainting center aluminum window frame

Duane. You will need to surface prep very carefully. I suggest a product use on airplanes: Alumagrip (there may be a boat version)
Here is a link: http://aviocom.info/Akzo/AkzoNobel_Alumigrip-fact1.pdf
by SecondWind
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: PDQ 32 diesel stop control.
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: PDQ 32 diesel stop control.

The space is probably tight and leaving the old one in place will probably not be an option. Extra length will not be a real problem, but you definitely do no want to come up 6 inches short. You can use a plumbers snake, but you already have a similar item (the old cable in place). I replaced 8 thro...
by SecondWind
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: PDQ 32 diesel stop control.
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: PDQ 32 diesel stop control.

Having replaced these kinds of cables before, first of all DO NOT PULL THE OLD CABLE OUT . Attach a flexible feed wire to one end to be used to snake the new cable in place and the carefully remove the old one being careful not to lose the feed wire (depending on the tightness of the fit, you may be...

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