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by Tom Green
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 8118

Re: Decals

When I took posession of my PDQ 34, we removed the striping for personal reasons having to do with color. This included the stripes on the cowling including the PDQ Yachts Logo. We replaced the striping without the logo. Last year when visiting Pierson Composites, I found that they had a new logo de...
by Tom Green
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Torquedo
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

Torquedo

I was considering a Torquedo electric outboard motor for my dinghy. Would appreciate thoughts or experience with this option.

Tom Green
by Tom Green
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Seat Back Velcro
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Seat Back Velcro

My wife who seems to know about these things says:
1. On the cushion side you need to sew the velcro to the fabric. That means taking the cushions out of the covers assuming they have a zipper.
2. On the vertical surface of the seat you use industrial strength velcro adhesive.
by Tom Green
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 3120

Re: Ceiling lights

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, the fixtures that are in my boat are halogen and there are not LED bulbs that I can use in the fixtures. The Dr. LED replacement fixture is a bit too large in profile to fit in the space above the head liner and I would prefer not to have a surface mount alth...
by Tom Green
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Ceiling lights
Replies: 7
Views: 3120

Ceiling lights

Has anyone changed out their halogen ceiling lights for LED lights? I notice that some others have had the heat melt the plastic cover and had the diffusing lens fall out. That has happened to one of mine and I can see that others may not be far behind. I am considering converting them to LEDs which...
by Tom Green
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fender Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 1440

Fender Storage

I am considering putting some fender storage racks on my boat. I would be interested in what others have done in terms of type and where they have been located on the railing or elsewhere.
by Tom Green
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydralic Steering - Cogwheeling
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Re: Hydralic Steering - Cogwheeling

John I didn't get down to have a look at it this weekend. It is in a shop having a generator installed. We are planning a trip to Alaska and felt we needed this. Unfortunately, the place was secured for the weekend by the time I got down there. So I will have to check on these things later this week...
by Tom Green
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydralic Steering - Cogwheeling
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Re: Hydralic Steering - Cogwheeling

Thanks John

I will follow your suggestions of things to check when I am on the boat this weekend.

Tom Green
MV 99
by Tom Green
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Hydralic Steering - Cogwheeling
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Hydralic Steering - Cogwheeling

I have some cogwheeling or some jerkiness to the steering on both the upper and lower helm stations. Can anyone tell me the cause of this and the solution? Do I just need to add hydralic fluid from the upper station? I don't see any apparent leaks in the system as I have inspected it.

Thanks
by Tom Green
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator Installation
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Re: Generator Installation

Thanks for the feedback. We are in the northwest and have no need for air conditioning. We have a diesel heater that consumes very little energy. We want the generator for extended cruising in the San Juan Islands and inside passage. We had not thought about the Honda but were planning on putting in...
by Tom Green
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Generator Installation
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Generator Installation

We are looking into putting a genset PDQ 34 MV 99 which did not have one installed at the factory. Is there any special reinforcing necessary to in stall one in the usual location in the port hull forward? I think that the factory installation involved a custom housing and sound proofing that may ha...
by Tom Green
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Transfer
Replies: 9
Views: 3901

Re: Fuel Transfer

I finally filled up the forward tank to the deck level and then was able to prime the pump but only after switching the pump back and forth a few times. Fuel transferred. I then refilled the tank and closed the transfer line valves. Hopefully this well keep on working. Thank you for the helpful comm...
by Tom Green
Fri May 09, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchoring/Mooring Bridal
Replies: 10
Views: 6218

Re: Anchoring/Mooring Bridal

Thank you so much for your helpful replies and also for taking the time to include a photo. It is much appreciated.

Tom Green
by Tom Green
Tue May 06, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchoring/Mooring Bridal
Replies: 10
Views: 6218

Anchoring/Mooring Bridal

Any rule of thumb on how long to make an anchoring/mooring bridal for the PDQ 34?
by Tom Green
Sun May 04, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fuel Transfer
Replies: 9
Views: 3901

Re: Fuel Transfer

Clearly the pump is running. There is fuel in the tank so I am assuming that it is a priming problem. Thank you Jim and Tom for the suggestions for dealing with this problem. They both make sense and hopefully will solve my situation. I will see.

Tom Green