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by duetto
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3748

Re: Anchor Rode Options

we have 60' chain. rocna is 45 lb. we didn't make any changes to roller, but we did replace the roller because of wear.
by duetto
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Anchor Rode Options
Replies: 26
Views: 3748

Re: Anchor Rode Options

hi mac, first a comment on your rope. every so often we reverse the line so that the worn part ends up in the locker. we also trim the old splice and link as thinwater suggests. we switched the windlass a few years ago and DOWNSIZED the rope from 5/8 to 9/16". reco came from lewmar. their point...
by duetto
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maserator pump
Replies: 27
Views: 6634

Re: Maserator pump

the key to a pump surviving is to NEVER let it run dry. once the pump runs dry for more than 30 or so secs the impeller will overheat and cease to work. so the question is how do you know when you're going to run dry. as the pump gets to the end of emptying the tank the running sound will change and...
by duetto
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maserator pump
Replies: 27
Views: 6634

Re: Maserator pump

hi, having gone thru the rebuild/replacement cycle many times, we switched to diaphragm in our 2003. we switched to a sealand. teamwork (2005) has also switched but to a jabsco. fix/swap in a jabsco to do your charter. my advice is to take measurements and lay out where replacement would go includin...
by duetto
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Proper props for PDQ 34 with 100 HP Yanmars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Proper props for PDQ 34 with 100 HP Yanmars?

i think henry clewes did a lot on this.

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by duetto
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 10173

Re: Engine overheating

i believe the openings are oriented to the side, facing the thermostat housing. i think this orientation will make the ridge in the endcap line up with centerline of the he bundle.
by duetto
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nut holding rudder shaft should be checked
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: Nut holding rudder shaft should be checked

hi jacques,

i believe there is a bolt which passes through the shaft and i think this would prevent losing a rudder.
by duetto
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 10173

Re: Engine overheating

great news!
by duetto
Thu May 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Storing gasoline, equalizineg batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: Storing gasoline, equalizineg batteries

hi, get a 6 gal external tank and leave it in the dinghy. that has been enough for us cruising in the abacos. when we go to exumas, where gas fillups are few and far between, we carry an extra 6 gal "jerry" can on the flybridge, outdoors. probably bad procedure but we have equalized withou...
by duetto
Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals
Replies: 11
Views: 2801

Re: Crossover water supply to Tides shaft seals

i believe that it depends on the particular shaft seal. we've had both tides and pss so i'm somewhat familiar we them. as i recall tides is pretty emphatic about needing water flow and will wear out without it. pss says you don't need water at displacement speed.
by duetto
Mon May 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: VHF Radio replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: VHF Radio replacement

what did icom charge?
by duetto
Mon May 15, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Deck washdown thruhull
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

Re: Deck washdown thruhull

not sure it applies, but up to 2004 pdq used saltwater toilets. that may explain the extra thruhull.
by duetto
Sun May 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: No cooling water at telltale and running hot.

this may or may not apply here. it's been a while since i looked at a yamaha water pump so i'm not sure this applies. when you checked the water pump did you check to see if the impeller hub had spun free of the rubber vanes? another longshot. a friend has a mercury which just stopped pumping water ...
by duetto
Wed May 10, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: Engine overheating
Replies: 31
Views: 10173

Re: Engine overheating

with regard to coolant loss and no trace. common causes would be a blown head gasket or in this case the o-ring/gasket on the ends of the heat exchanger. let's eliminate the head gasket for the time being. the bad end cap gasket would explain both the coolant loss AND the heat spike (b/c of the raw ...
by duetto
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Electric gremlin
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Electric gremlin

hi james, we had a prosine years ago. we replaced it years ago with a victron. as i recall the default setting on the xantrex was that the xantrex just "observes" when there is a 120V source. on our setup, when the genset/shorepower was present, the xantrex never responded (i.e. inverter c...

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