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by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 856

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: 856

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: 498

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: 888

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: 747

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: 888

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: 712

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: 547

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...
by AMCarter3
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Big performance improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Big performance improvement

By the way, you guys might be interested in this. We just completed some serious engine maintenance over the last couple of months and have seen a huge performance improvement. The work involved extensive engine maintenance and fixing some serious running gear issues. The results has been an increas...
by AMCarter3
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

Good to know, John. Thanks. I'm still "averaging" all the different points of view about the timing and whether or not to clean or replace the trans filter periodically. It's interesting that there such a range of views on this -- boaters, tech pros, and web chat forums such as <http://www...
by AMCarter3
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Transmission Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Transmission Maintenance Schedule

I met with our local diesel experts (Tri County) about this. First, it was interesting to hear them say they do not follow the ZF recommendation of changing the Trans oil every year. (Note that most of the power boaters I know do follow that schedule). Tri County changes the Trans oil every 2 years ...
by AMCarter3
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: LP Gas Hose

OK. Good point. Thanks.
by AMCarter3
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth Reading lights
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Berth Reading lights

I'll there again. Thanks.
by AMCarter3
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Berth Reading lights
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Berth Reading lights

We want to replace the gooseneck reading lights in both berths. We have the 4 new lights. However, I ran into a snag when I started to remove the gooseneck lights -- I have not yet found where the 2 wires for each light go. There's only about 1" of wire visible from the berth. They obviously go...
by AMCarter3
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: LP Gas Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: LP Gas Hose

FYI -- I completed this LP gas hose project. Thought some of you might be interested... My goal was to replace the 15' stiff coil of LP hose used to supply propane gas to the BBQ grill on our flybridge. I got really good advice from a tech rep at Kumma regarding the low pressure propane valve needed...

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