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by Iriemon
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 14176

Re: PDQ32+

Looks nice. I'm thinking of having it done on my new 32 LRC. I'm thinking that with the extra weight in the LRC this would be even more of a benefit. Amytom, was yours a DIY or did you have it done? I have zero experience with fiberglass and will need to find someone in Florida to do it. Any recomm...
by Iriemon
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ32+
Replies: 23
Views: 14176

Re: PDQ32+

Wow, nice looking job, Tom.
by Iriemon
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing Fixed Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 6317

Re: Replacing Fixed Windows

Hi Drew, Although I'm not replacing the portlights now, I am interested in using Dow 795 to adhere the existing portlights. This article by Don Casey in Sail Magazine describes a method using Dow 795 and VHB tape: http://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/maintenance/replacing-fixed-portlights/ I have not ye...
by Iriemon
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing Fixed Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 6317

Re: Replacing Fixed Windows

Following up on my other post here: http://www.pdqforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2968&p=11897&hilit=port+sealant#p11897 The idea of the spacers is to prevent the goop (a/k/a Dow Corning 795, and nothing else!) from squeezing out too much when you mount the acrylic window to the fiberglass (or whatev...
by Iriemon
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 6
Views: 5348

Re: Solar panels

I believe the original configuration is 3 x 50 watt Siemens panels.
by Iriemon
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Headroom on 32?
Replies: 6
Views: 5063

Re: Headroom on 32?

I'm almost 6'4 and have no problems with headroom in the hulls in our 32. We leave the hatch open except when it is raining. With the hatch closed you have to duck, but it's only for a moment as you are either sitting in the salon or going into the hulls. The most important areas are the galley and ...
by Iriemon
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Radar Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 5808

Re: Radar Installation

The radar dome on ours is mounted on the mast about 2/3rd the way up, just above the spreader. Don't need to worry about a pole or transmissions.
by Iriemon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: suggestions for improving winter ventilation
Replies: 4
Views: 3510

Re: suggestions for improving winter ventilation

A de-humidifier might be the best bet if you leave your boat plugged in and powered. I don't think it would be an option when you are on battery power. I think you best bet if you don't want to be plugged in all the time is are to install a couple solar vents to keep the air circulating. Adding one ...
by Iriemon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Mast Weight
Replies: 1
Views: 3548

Re: Mast Weight

Sorry I can't give you an exact weight, but the aluminum mast weighs less than you might think. We had to take the mast off our old 35 hunter, which at 55' above waterline is probably longer than the one on the PDQ. Once it was on the ground, two people could carry the mast without too much trouble.
by Iriemon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Anyone install a small diesel genset in the Altair?
Replies: 6
Views: 5054

Re: Anyone install a small diesel genset in the Altair?

As an alternative to A/C, I wired two Caframo fans into each stateroom at the head (interior) wall covering, outside of the reading lights. I ran the wire from the previously installed fan at the foot of the bed through the back of the boat and lockers, then through the compartment holding the fuel ...
by Iriemon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Preparing surface for new salon lexan windows
Replies: 10
Views: 9121

Re: Preparing surface for new salon lexan windows

I had a couple cockpit front dodger snap holder screws pull out. I took a paperclip and bent an "L" shape in it, and used it to smear a generous layer of marine-tex on the inside of fiberglass around the screw hole, and then then hole itself to reduce the diameter. Once dry I drilled out the hole to...
by Iriemon
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32
Replies: 8
Views: 14475

Re: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32

I'm planning on doing the same. The issue is whether you have a problem partially covering up the openings in the hard top. Do you have the originally mounted panels mounted athwartship at the aft part of the hard top"? If you don't, you'll be able to mount them there. If you do, then you'll probabl...
by Iriemon
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Three PDQ 32 related articles in Practical Sailor This Month
Replies: 2
Views: 3263

Re: Three PDQ 32 related articles in Practical Sailor This Month

Great articles. I enjoyed reading them and you're an appreciated resource.

I'm going to do the keel extension when we haul next year.
by Iriemon
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Anchoring
Replies: 7
Views: 5401

Re: Anchoring

I purchased a 25 lb Mantus about a year ago as the day-to-day anchor on the starboard side with the windlass. I have a fortress Fx-23 mounted on the port side as a backup. It is only a 15lb anchor, but has significantly bigger flukes than the Mantus. I have an FX-37 as extra storm anchor. The 25 lb ...
by Iriemon
Wed May 25, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PDQ 32 hatch type
Replies: 2
Views: 2768

Re: PDQ 32 hatch type

Thanks so much Dan.

I'll check that number with Bomar and post the results. I've ordered a riser arm but I'm not sure it's the right one. I'll post my findings for future reference.