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by AMCarter3
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: wiper arms?

We bought and installed a AFI-1000 motor with 2.5” shaft - includes arm kit w/blade @ Fisheries.com <https://www.fisheriessupply.com/afi-marine-1000-series-heavy-duty-wiper-kit>. It is available in a choice of two sweep angles: 80° and 110°. We use 80º. Another watchout. The wire connectors on the m...
by AMCarter3
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: wiper arms?

One serious issue to watch for ... when we replaced one wiper motor last month, we finally discovered the source of why it burned out (the wires were totally fried). After installing the new motor, our maint. tech guy noticed that the motor was drawing over 4 amps. It has a 5 amp fuse and should dr...
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: wiper arms?

We just had to have one of our wiper motors replaced. The new one came with a wiper arm. I'll check on the brand/model and get back to you.
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to lubricate handle on water filter
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: How to lubricate handle on water filter

No pain, no gain... right, Duane? I actually removed all of our galley gear from that cabinet and crawled into it yesterday to disassemble the water filter. I'm 6'1" and fit in there well enough - I could sit upright inside it! I had soaked our water tank and water lines in a vinegar solution f...
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to lubricate handle on water filter
Replies: 2
Views: 475

How to lubricate handle on water filter

The bypass valve handle on our Shurflo water filter is extremely difficult to turn. Has anyone found a way to lubricate this valve?
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

John, Could you please clarify exactly what you did by "removed the filter head and dissasembed the unit and it was full of the calcium crud. We thoroughly cleaned the filter head and re-installed." I'm also dealing with some clogging issues in my water lines. I've cleaned out my water tan...
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Also, there are 4 drain valves on the Yanmar 100 HP 4JH3-HTE engines: 1) one behind the oil filter (the primary drain); 2) under the exhaust elbow: 3) under the turbo charger unit; and 4) in front under the water pump.
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Very helpful. I found the 4 drain valves by getting a little coaching from our local diesel experts. The Yanmar manual was useless -- the pictures for the valves are so small they are not legible. I drained the Starboard engine first because it has the long hoses that feed hot coolant to the heater ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 982

How to change engine coolant water

Can anyone provide some guidance on changing the anti-freeze engine coolant water? I need to do this and I have not been able yet to determine where the lowest drain outlet is on the engines.
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Propeller Shaft Size
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Propeller Shaft Size

When we had both shafts pulled and sent out to be straightened a month ago, our invoice from "The Prop Shop" in Seattle says they are 1.25 inch diameter. ("2 EA 1-1/4 X 66-3/8 OAL - 4" BW SPLIT COUPLER")
by AMCarter3
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: $29 can safe you thousands $$$

Chet, could you share the details about your aw water failure alarm?
by AMCarter3
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maitenance check?
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Maitenance check?

Interesting. Thanks. I will look at it.

Your picture reminded me of a question I have.. how many of you have your bilge pump GLUED vs. SCREWED to the floor in the back of the bilge area behind the engines? Mine were glued and both had broken loose. Our maintenance guy screwed one down.
by AMCarter3
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: $29 can safe you thousands $$$
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: $29 can safe you thousands $$$

Wow! Scary story, Dick. Glad it turned out OK for you. Any clue as to how or why the heat exchanger hose came loose?
by AMCarter3
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth Reading lights
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Berth Reading lights

We replaced the halogen lights with LED lights 2 years ago. It is a real improvement. The issue we have is the goose necks are slowly failing. They have been bent and re-bent a lot. A couple of them are almost falling off the base that screws to the wall. So, we bought some really nice, smaller and ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Big performance improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Big performance improvement

Thanks, Duane! The money spent this round was well spent. I have no regrets at all. It's improvements like this that make me (and my wife) feel a LOT more confident about the boat... We feel it's worth it since I maintain most aspects of the boat and especially since we have the boat in contract wit...

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