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by bg5w
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: counter of head sink
Replies: 0
Views: 5295

counter of head sink

I've noticed several small cracks on the counter top of the head sink toward the forward end. I pulled out the cabinet to investigate and found the counter top is tabbed to the hull, and while the hull flexes, particularly in a heavy sea, the counter does not. This is causing these cracks. Has anyon...
by bg5w
Tue May 20, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Bimini top
Replies: 2
Views: 5301

Bimini top

As a follow- up topic to getting the main down quickly, crawing on the bimini top in rough weather with those two big sky lights is courting a step-through. I was thinking you only need about a 6" width, and same longitudinal length of sky light to view the the sails and top of mast. The extra space...
by bg5w
Tue May 20, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: stack pack vs sail cover
Replies: 2
Views: 4683

stack pack vs sail cover

I just returned from a trip down to Cancun from Tampa, and got to know what works and doesn't during the trip. One issue is getting the main down quickly, when necessary. My main doesn't drop freely when releasing the halyard. I have to go to the mast and pull it down. It falls betwen the lazy jacks...
by bg5w
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: ATN Topclimber Static Line and Spare Halyard or Sheet
Replies: 11
Views: 16225

Re: ATN Topclimber Static Line and Spare Halyard or Sheet

Interesting thread. I have both the mast climber (has slides put into the main track, and you climb up using feet in nylon loops) and also an ATN that came with the boat. If I have another person when going up, bosin's chair is my preferred method. I have tried the ATN mast climber once. I am in pre...
by bg5w
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: heaving to vs. sea anchor
Replies: 2
Views: 4871

heaving to vs. sea anchor

I'm sailing down to Cancun in several months, and thinking of short-handed storm tactics. I've made this trip (about 4-5 days) twice in the past with my monohull ketch. If the weather got nasty, heaving-to was my preferred choice. I have not yet needed to try heaving-to with the PDQ in high winds, b...
by bg5w
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: mold reduction
Replies: 3
Views: 5671

Re: mold reduction

Thanks Drew - I'll go with formula B. I think next time I paint it, I'll mix a high level of Borax in the paint to leave a residue. It shouldn't leach out since the underside doesn't get rained on (much)

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: mold reduction
Replies: 3
Views: 5671

mold reduction

Last year I painted the underside of the hard-top bimini with a marine alkyd paint. I've noticed it accumulates mold on a regular basis requiring monthly cleaning. Either bleach or vinegar does the job, but was wondering if there existed some type of coating, such as a vanish, that I could paint ove...
by bg5w
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Inside Genoa Track
Replies: 15
Views: 20751

Re: Inside Genoa Track

Question on Genoa's - Can the stantion base support the load from using a snatch block for the genoa sheet?

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Posible PDQ Rendezvous West Coast Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 29462

Re: Posible PDQ Rendezvous West Coast Florida

Looks like the year is going by without us picking a date and location. Anyone have any thoughts? I'd still like a get-together.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 13780

Re: Insurance

Terry,


A huge thank you for the tip. I contacted them and now in the process of insuring with Seaworthy Insurance Co. Instead of my annual rate going from $1400 to $4200, it's now only going up to $1700 per year - same coverage as before.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 13780

Insurance

I recently relocated my PDQ 32 from Hilton Head SC to Bradenton, FL. I notified my insurance company of the move. My annual premiums are to be increased from $1400/year to $4200/year! This is obviously due to increased risk from 'named' storms. I am currently with Progressive, and have never had a c...
by bg5w
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Mainsail Advise II
Replies: 10
Views: 13724

Re: Mainsail Advise II

My last boat was a ketch. I sailed often with jib and jigger (mizzen). I noticed more drive from the genoa than the mizzen, primarily from a lee helm. I made the mizzen loose-footed, and the lee helm was gone, speed increased, and balanced better. I'm a believer. Having said that, I still have my fo...
by bg5w
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Battery Draw
Replies: 11
Views: 16200

Re: Battery Draw

Sandy,

When you say remote temperature gauge, do you mean the ones where you point at the object, and get a reading, or something that's attached with a wire?

Thanks,
Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Posible PDQ Rendezvous West Coast Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 29462

Re: Posible PDQ Rendezvous West Coast Florida

Either location works for me. Looking forward to it.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Destinations / Trip Reports / Crew
Topic: Posible PDQ Rendezvous West Coast Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 29462

Re: Posible PDQ Rendezvous West Coast Florida

Just last week I relocated my PDQ 32 from Hilton Head, SC to Bradenton,FL. Took about 10 days going through the canels at Pt St Lucie. I'd be interested in a rendezvous - are you thinking in the fall?

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32