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by bg5w
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: hatch screens
Replies: 3
Views: 4037

Re: hatch screens

Thanks James

looked o Beckson and Bomar sites - couldn't find them.

Maybe they discontinued replacement screens for this size porthole?

Bob
by bg5w
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32
Replies: 8
Views: 11423

Re: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32

I seem to use most of the area not already taken by the initial solar panels for crawling around when putting the main away in the sail pack.
I would like to add additional panels also, but this stops me.

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: hatch screens
Replies: 3
Views: 4037

hatch screens

Anybody know the make and/or model number for the 3 vertical hatches that open into the cockpit? These are the big 11x17 hatches.

I need to order a new screen. Thanks
Bob gruber
Island time 32
by bg5w
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Yamaha 9.9 2012--choke linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 3139

Re: Yamaha 9.9 2012--choke linkage

Ahhh-- what vent filter would that be?

Bob Gruber
Island time 32
by bg5w
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Under bed storage project.
Replies: 13
Views: 7079

Re: Under bed storage project.

As info, I did use Drew's idea of the piano hinge on the lids and use a 2 ft aluminum rod against the outside bulkhead to hold the lid up. Makes getting into the locker a breeze.

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Would love to see a 32 in the flesh
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

Re: Would love to see a 32 in the flesh

My 32 is located in Bradenton. Contact me if still interested in seeing one.

bob Gruber
Island Time 32
770-316-8665
by bg5w
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 6280

Re: marine plywood

Borates are an excellent insecticide, but since they're so water soluble, will leach out of the wood if not encapsulated. They are not efficacious against marine borers, such as the toredo worm. On a prior boat, the packing gland on the toilet flush plunger leaked salt water into the head, and the p...
by bg5w
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 6280

Re: marine plywood

I think the discussion on adhesive is worth considering, but I was thinking more about the decay characteristics. The plywood bought in all building supply stores does not have the correct preservative to prevent decay in a marine environment. Trying to find plywood that is appropriate (It contains ...
by bg5w
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 6280

marine plywood

I was reading Mike and Rebecca's recent blog on cleaning their water tank, and noticed Mike used the term "marine plywood". I am actually in the wood preserving industry, so know more than the average consumer on this matter. When anyone is doing a repair job and using plywood onboard, what do you c...
by bg5w
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New owner with so many questions
Replies: 13
Views: 7971

Re: New owner with so many questions

This string made me wonder about something. My halyard for the main comes back to the cockpit, but it doesn't matter, as when dropping the main, I need to go to the mast to help pull it down. Does anyone have a main that freely drops when the halyard is released, and if so, what's the secret? thanks...
by bg5w
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Window Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

Re: Window Covers

Drew - how about sunbrella with a sewn loop on the perimeter with a cord to pull it tight?

bob gruber
island time
by bg5w
Wed May 20, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: yanmar exhaust elbow
Replies: 10
Views: 9728

Re: yanmar exhaust elbow

when the elbow went on my last boat, with a Yanmar, or the westerbeke before it, I had a welding shop make 5 mild steel elbows using nipples and short sections of pipe to duplicate. The total cost was $200 for all 5. Replace every year, even before failure, and the build-up isn't bad at all. Keep th...
by bg5w
Mon May 04, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: lower case transmission oil change
Replies: 8
Views: 4432

Re: lower case transmission oil change

Thanks for the suggestions. I would think pulling the engines, and making the change in the cockpit would be easier than pulling the lower units. It's just time consuming. My question really asks if the cavity that holds the lower unit oil is shaped more like an oval or a rectangle? If more like an ...
by bg5w
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: lower case transmission oil change
Replies: 8
Views: 4432

lower case transmission oil change

I've seen this topic in the past, but not specific to my question. Changing the lower case transmission oil without pulling the engines into the cockpit. The suggestions about running up on a bar and waiting for low tide works great, unless you're in an area with 1.5' tidal range in Florida. Does th...
by bg5w
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Transom Shower Replacement options
Replies: 7
Views: 5566

Re: Transom Shower Replacement options

I also had access issues getting at my shower on the starboard steps via the lockers at the transom, until I figured out to go through the aft bulkhead in the berthing space. Pull the carpet covered plywood piece, and access is reasonable.

bob gruber
island time 32