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by Phenix
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: pdq36.com
Replies: 11
Views: 10829

Re: pdq36.com

I like the clean layout of the site. Yes, I second Sam's recommendation.

For your links, Phenix has a website too. I am 32007 - http://www.PhenixSailing.com
by Phenix
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Spark plug / strainer / drain plug wrench - I need one
Replies: 5
Views: 4466

Re: Spark plug / strainer / drain plug wrench - I need one

Not exactly. The ones I had were just the piece that looks like the left side of the pic, but had a couple of holes in it that you could insert a screwdriver to get leverage to turn it. With that tool, are you able to change the plugs and oil strainer with the engines in the well?
by Phenix
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Spark plug / strainer / drain plug wrench - I need one
Replies: 5
Views: 4466

Spark plug / strainer / drain plug wrench - I need one

My Yamaha 9.9s came with a "wrench" that was sized on one end to remove the spark plugs and on the other end to remove the drain plug and strainer. I have lost mine somehow and I'd really like to get a replacement. Does anyone know where I can get this, or anyone have an extra one I can buy or, at w...
by Phenix
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Repairs completed to this PDQ Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 9286

Repairs completed to this PDQ Forum

Sam and I have worked hard this weekend on moving this PDQ Forum to a new server, and converting it to a new version of forum software. This move some problems, cleaned things up and we've got it running (we think!). You might not notice any difference, so in a way, that is a good thing, that means ...
by Phenix
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Self-tacking jib attachment failure
Replies: 4
Views: 4667

Re: Self-tacking jib attachment failure

I've broke two drill bits and screw extractor trying to get the broken piece out.

Did all the 32s come from the factory like this?

I would think a better solution would be to get a proper car for this to attach to, but I can't seem to find one from Harken that fits the bill.
by Phenix
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Self-tacking jib attachment failure
Replies: 4
Views: 4667

Self-tacking jib attachment failure

Friend borrowed the boat yesterday and it came back with the attachment of the jib sheet on the far port side of the jib traveler pulled out of the shackle. Not sure exactly how it happened, but I have a guess. Anyway, I think Phenix's rigging is different than other PDQ 32s, as what I have (had) do...
by Phenix
Thu May 30, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Battery combiner to replace Xantrex
Replies: 13
Views: 17929

Re: Battery combiner to replace Xantrex

Sam, my situation is simpler. I have two batteries ... #1 I try and use for starting both engines only (Yamaha outboards) #2 I try and use for house only I have only two charging sources, the engines and shore power. So what I do no is turn the 1-2-BOTH switch to "1", start the engines, then turn th...
by Phenix
Thu May 30, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Battery combiner to replace Xantrex
Replies: 13
Views: 17929

Re: Battery combiner to replace Xantrex

Lady of the Lake wrote:I use these:

http://www.yandina.com/c100InfoR3.htm

I use them on my 36.

Sam
Can you describe or show where the combiner is installed and what it is connected to?
by Phenix
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Knee Chest and Elbow Savers
Replies: 2
Views: 3340

Re: Knee Chest and Elbow Savers

Here's my favorite:

WATER PROOF KNEE PADS (Item #28612, Taylor Gifts)

I have three pairs. They are one of my best purchases, and I use them all the time.
by Phenix
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Broken clutch handle for main halyard
Replies: 5
Views: 5139

Re: Broken clutch handle for main halyard

Thanks.

I ordered the new handle here:

http://www.apsltd.com/c-1197-spinlockcl ... parts.aspx
SPSA16 - XA Replacement Handle - Price: $13.60

I ordered a couple of them, so I'll replace the Main Halyard and Spinnaker Halyard handles together, so they look the same.
by Phenix
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Broken clutch handle for main halyard
Replies: 5
Views: 5139

Re: Broken clutch handle for main halyard

MIDORI wrote:Yes the handle / lever can be replaced.
See the prior post and the u tube video.
Thanks for the post, can you tell me which prior post and you tube video you are referring to? Thanks.
by Phenix
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Broken clutch handle for main halyard
Replies: 5
Views: 5139

Broken clutch handle for main halyard

Yesterday, I was out sailing and on dousing the main, I lifted the handle of the mast-mounted clutch and it broke off. Hmm. What to do now? Does anyone know if the handle itself can be replaced? Or does it require a new clutch? Here is a pic of the handle, I forgot to take a pic of the clutch before...
by Phenix
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacement cushions for forward bench on 32
Replies: 7
Views: 5195

Re: Replacement cushions for forward bench on 32

I ended up ordering cushions for the forward bench from here - http://www.customcushions.net/bench.aspx - they should be here in a week or so. When I get them, I will post the specs, photos and also my feedback on whether I got the right thing. :)
by Phenix
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: Bracket pivot dissassembly
Replies: 7
Views: 4831

Re: Bracket pivot dissassembly

b. The whole mess is so corrosion prone and troublesome, I would suggest doing as most have done and buld a hold-down based upon straps. A bit more time consuming in use (must lift the covers) but utterly dependable and trouble free. http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2010/11/few-more-pdq-tweaks.htm...
by Phenix
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Shroud Protectors for PDQ 32
Replies: 4
Views: 4183

Re: Shroud Protectors for PDQ 32

thinwater wrote:Actually, my surveyor suggested that we remove them (corrosion). You're better off without them.
What about preventing chafe on the main at the points where it lays on the shroud when set for sailing off the wind?

Also, I'm in fresh water, wonder if he'd have a different opinion in my case?