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by bg5w
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Hosting a tour of your boat? Hopeful 32 owner asking..
Replies: 4
Views: 12454

Re: Hosting a tour of your boat? Hopeful 32 owner asking..

if you're in Bradenton FL area, you're welcome to visit my 32

bob gruber
island time 32
770-316-8665
by bg5w
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Radar Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 10766

Re: Radar Installation

Thanks
That agrees with other research I've done on the matter - low power and exposure more than 1 meter away - no concern.

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Radar Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 10766

Radar Installation

I'm finally installing radar on my 32. A Garmin 18" dome. I plan to install the dome on top of a 9 ft pole at the starboard aft corner - easy to access , make wiring runs, etc. Of course the radar waves from the unit will be above the tops of peoples heads, except for those times when someone might ...
by bg5w
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: hatch screens
Replies: 3
Views: 7048

Re: hatch screens

Thanks James

looked o Beckson and Bomar sites - couldn't find them.

Maybe they discontinued replacement screens for this size porthole?

Bob
by bg5w
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32
Replies: 8
Views: 21639

Re: Solar panels on hard top PDQ 32

I seem to use most of the area not already taken by the initial solar panels for crawling around when putting the main away in the sail pack.
I would like to add additional panels also, but this stops me.

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: hatch screens
Replies: 3
Views: 7048

hatch screens

Anybody know the make and/or model number for the 3 vertical hatches that open into the cockpit? These are the big 11x17 hatches.

I need to order a new screen. Thanks
Bob gruber
Island time 32
by bg5w
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Yamaha 9.9 2012--choke linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 7337

Re: Yamaha 9.9 2012--choke linkage

Ahhh-- what vent filter would that be?

Bob Gruber
Island time 32
by bg5w
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Under bed storage project.
Replies: 13
Views: 13906

Re: Under bed storage project.

As info, I did use Drew's idea of the piano hinge on the lids and use a 2 ft aluminum rod against the outside bulkhead to hold the lid up. Makes getting into the locker a breeze.

bob gruber
island time 32
by bg5w
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Would love to see a 32 in the flesh
Replies: 1
Views: 3818

Re: Would love to see a 32 in the flesh

My 32 is located in Bradenton. Contact me if still interested in seeing one.

bob Gruber
Island Time 32
770-316-8665
by bg5w
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 11835

Re: marine plywood

Borates are an excellent insecticide, but since they're so water soluble, will leach out of the wood if not encapsulated. They are not efficacious against marine borers, such as the toredo worm. On a prior boat, the packing gland on the toilet flush plunger leaked salt water into the head, and the p...
by bg5w
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 11835

Re: marine plywood

I think the discussion on adhesive is worth considering, but I was thinking more about the decay characteristics. The plywood bought in all building supply stores does not have the correct preservative to prevent decay in a marine environment. Trying to find plywood that is appropriate (It contains ...
by bg5w
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 11835

marine plywood

I was reading Mike and Rebecca's recent blog on cleaning their water tank, and noticed Mike used the term "marine plywood". I am actually in the wood preserving industry, so know more than the average consumer on this matter. When anyone is doing a repair job and using plywood onboard, what do you c...
by bg5w
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New owner with so many questions
Replies: 13
Views: 15385

Re: New owner with so many questions

This string made me wonder about something. My halyard for the main comes back to the cockpit, but it doesn't matter, as when dropping the main, I need to go to the mast to help pull it down. Does anyone have a main that freely drops when the halyard is released, and if so, what's the secret? thanks...
by bg5w
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Window Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 7678

Re: Window Covers

Drew - how about sunbrella with a sewn loop on the perimeter with a cord to pull it tight?

bob gruber
island time
by bg5w
Wed May 20, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Diesel Engines
Topic: yanmar exhaust elbow
Replies: 10
Views: 19037

Re: yanmar exhaust elbow

when the elbow went on my last boat, with a Yanmar, or the westerbeke before it, I had a welding shop make 5 mild steel elbows using nipples and short sections of pipe to duplicate. The total cost was $200 for all 5. Replace every year, even before failure, and the build-up isn't bad at all. Keep th...