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by bg5w
Mon May 04, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: lower case transmission oil change
Replies: 8
Views: 12600

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: 12600

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: 10404

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
by bg5w
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PHRF rating for 32
Replies: 11
Views: 16693

Re: PHRF rating for 32

All of the measurements submitted are in the attachment. In re-reading it, it appears the PHRF rating is 200, and not the previously stated numbers

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Bimini sliding sunroofs
Replies: 8
Views: 9326

Re: Bimini sliding sunroofs

What do you use to temporarily block the back end of the gutters? I do like the idea of the tee below the drain hole - leave it in place all the time and connect up when needed

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PHRF rating for 32
Replies: 11
Views: 16693

Re: PHRF rating for 32

Attached is the PHRF rating for the PDQ 32 with standard equipment. It appears to fall between 228 and 234, depending on the type of race. I think I attached it correctly. If not, let me know.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PHRF rating for 32
Replies: 11
Views: 16693

Re: PHRF rating for 32

Thanks Drew I think I just answered my own question - got these numbers from a sail makers website: BOAT I J P E ISP JSP PY EY Disp LWL DRAFT Pdq 32 40.33 12.75 35 13.75 7200 31 2.5 didn't line up right with cutting and pasting, but: I - 40.33 J - 12.75 P - 35 E - 13.75 "P" is the luff length of the...
by bg5w
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: PHRF rating for 32
Replies: 11
Views: 16693

PHRF rating for 32

I need to get a PHRF rating for the 32 for west coast florida. I searched all of the old threads on this topic, and it appears they're all over the place. I plan to start from scratch. Does anyone know the I and J measurements for the fore triangle for the short mast 32? thanks Bob Gruber island tim...
by bg5w
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Windlass
Replies: 3
Views: 8443

Windlass

I'm planning on installing a windlass, and considering the Lewmar Pro1000 horizontal unit. Anybody have any comments on this choice? On to another question - I want to be able to operate the windlass from both the bow and cockpit. I assume this could be accomplished with either a remote handheld uni...
by bg5w
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 9521

Re: Refrigeration

please disregard that last post - ordered the wrong thing for the refrigeration door seal. the correct part is:

1 each 1120A222 Weather-Resistant Vinyl Edge-Grip with EPDM Seal with 7/16" Diameter Bulb on Top, Fits 1/8" Edge, 10 ft. Length today $15.70 each 15.70


Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 9521

Re: Refrigeration

As information, I did choose to buy a new Adler Barbour cold machine - air cooled - about $1200 from Defender. I also searched down the original gasket for the top loading ice boxes. It can be purchased from McMaster Carr - item no: 1 8507K54 Rubber Edge Trim 3/16" Inside Width, 3/8" Inside Height, ...
by bg5w
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 9521

Re: Refrigeration

Thanks Terry, I assume water got in from the atmosphere when the tubing was originally connected? If so, how does one remove said water? I guess the 30 minute vacuum would do the trick. Adler Barbour now uses quick connect type couplings, I assume to reduce this from happening. bob Gruber Island Tim...
by bg5w
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 9521

Refrigeration

I have an Adler Barbour cold machine. Had a technician over to refill the r-134 (I'm still a novice on refrigeration systems), and there is inconsistent flow through the evaporator, indicating a partial block. Sometimes you hear the refrigerant gurgling through, but most times not. It is not cooling...
by bg5w
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Handrails under the hard top
Replies: 4
Views: 6470

Re: Handrails under the hard top

My previous boat (Allied Seawind II) had the handholds on deck and those below in the cabin mounted adjacent using the same bolt holes with a continuous bolts. Each hole did double duty. The handholds on the bimini top are probably too far outboard, but you could run the interior holds perpendicular...
by bg5w
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Handrails under the hard top
Replies: 4
Views: 6470

Re: Handrails under the hard top

Drew,

I assume you'd go all the way to the top with through-bolts? That being the case, would you over-size the holes and fill in the wall with epoxy?

I've always found enough hand-holds as is with the bimini supports, bulkhead, and door frame.

Bob Gruber
Summerwind 32