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by duetto
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Nut holding rudder shaft should be checked
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

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: 9606

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: 1649

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: 2603

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: 1033

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: 1369

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: 1477

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: 9606

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: 1509

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...
by duetto
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maserator pump
Replies: 27
Views: 6150

Re: Maserator pump

no. we go to the bahamas and pumpout quite often.

physically, the whale and sealand are about the same size so everything i described still applies. you just have to make sure you that you have the room for the pumping action in the new location.
by duetto
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Maserator pump
Replies: 27
Views: 6150

Re: Maserator pump

hi john, here is one we switched to. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/sealand--t-series-discharge-pump-12v--410878 shop around, you can get cheaper. this is an industry quality pump. to install, you'll have to buy about 6' of 1-1/2" waste hose and a u shaped plastic vented loop (forespar ?). we h...
by duetto
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Jabsco equivalent impeller for 75hp motor
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Jabsco equivalent impeller for 75hp motor

hi james.

i ust got your pm, my fault. i'd still like to get it. is text to that number still good or direct email attach? i'm ok posting my email. which ever is easier for you. we're hauling fri.
by duetto
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Buying a PDQ Trawler Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: Buying a PDQ Trawler Cat

ndm, remember one thing, 2003 was the last of the "early" boats. they are significantly lighter (chnges to fly bridge /head , galley 2005). we made 18+ knots on our sea trial (low fuel, no water, 4 aboard). as i stated, no wind we'll do 13.5-14 all day long. on the early boats i think that...
by duetto
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Buying a PDQ Trawler Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: Buying a PDQ Trawler Cat

hi ndm, we have had hull #23 for 12 years. we also have 75hp w/3 blade props (15x13). you can search my posts for a lot of things we dealt with over the years. i'll try and do a quick answer to some of your questions: we have 3300 hrs on the engines. 2 things we did that transformed the boat: 1) had...
by duetto
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Heating Fresh Water
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Heating Fresh Water

the water tank heater plumbing runs from the fw pump along the hull side just under the deck joint. it then terminates on a pipe entering the water heater. this pipe runs around inside the tank and thus heats the drinking water by transfer. the engine water pipe exits the heater and then connects to...

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