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by bg5w
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: routine maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 11095

Re: routine maintenance

Thanks for the input thus far. I hope I never see the day where I have to pull the lower unit while in the water - I see little pieces everywhere going to the bottom. The new 9.9's have what is called a dual thrust propeller which directs the exhaust away from the prop. They claim a 60% increase in ...
by bg5w
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Yamaha 9.9's for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 7175

Re: Yamaha 9.9's for sale

did you ever sale them?
by bg5w
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: reefing lines
Replies: 9
Views: 12681

Re: reefing lines

As information, I was successful with a 10' 1/2 dia pvc pipe with a 90 degree bracket screwed on to the end. It allowed me to easily pull the sheave car all the way to the back of the boom, where I could easily re-run the reefing line.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Outboard Engines
Topic: routine maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 11095

routine maintenance

The previous owner replaced the 9.9 Yamahas with 9.9 Hondas with hydraulic lifts. I decided to change the oil, filter, spark plugs, fuel filters, etc. It turns out I cannot access the spark plug on the port engine, or fuel/oil filters on the starboard engine without pulling out the engines. I cannot...
by bg5w
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Replacing self tacking jib with genoa
Replies: 11
Views: 13907

Re: Replacing self tacking jib with genoa

John, I have a 130% genoa that came with the boat. I ran it up the forestay several weeks ago to see how it would run. The problem I saw was the sheet would either have to run outside the stay, not allowing for close reaching, or inside the stay, not allowing for broad reaching without the sheet rub...
by bg5w
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Ice Box Lid
Replies: 5
Views: 8071

Re: Ice Box Lid

All good suggestions. Check the insulation, gasket, and cooling fluid. I'll do them in series to see what works. Thanks

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Ice Box Lid
Replies: 5
Views: 8071

Ice Box Lid

I have the top opeining ice box. The refrigeration unit runs contantly, although it keeps things cold, and works well. I was planning to replace the gasket, but the current one appears to be in good shape. I read on an earlier post where someone installed a flush hatch on the lid. This makes sense, ...
by bg5w
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: reefing lines
Replies: 9
Views: 12681

Re: reefing lines

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll pull the end of the boom off this weekend, and see if I can fish it out.

bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: reefing lines
Replies: 9
Views: 12681

reefing lines

I did something stupid this past weekend, which I'm sure none of you have done, but maybe have some advise, nonetheless. I was pulling on the reef line at the tack, and pulled the end of line at the end of the boom (clew end) into the boom. Is there a way to retrieve the line? Do I need to disassemb...
by bg5w
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: PHRF ratings
Replies: 1
Views: 4036

PHRF ratings

Does anyone know the PHRF ratings for the PDQ 32? This would be without genoa or spinaker.

Thanks,
Bob Gruber
Island Time
by bg5w
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: air conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 16411

Re: air conditioning

Thanks for all of the advise Tom. Now that we're into fall, it might be a good spring project.

Bob
by bg5w
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: air conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 16411

Re: air conditioning

tom,

Thanks for that advise. I was trying to figure out a way to do it with only one unit, but it appears two units would be better. I assume in both cases, the discharge water would go overboard, and not into the bilges? Would you use one pump for cooling water for both units?
Bob
by bg5w
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: air conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 16411

Re: air conditioning

Eric,

Thanks for the schematic. Unfortunately, the same plan will not work for a 32.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Handicap rating
Replies: 0
Views: 3774

Handicap rating

Anyone know the PHRF handicap rating for the PDQ 32? This is without genoa or spinaker. Doing my first race at Hilton Head next month.

Bob Gruber
Island Time 32
by bg5w
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: air conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 16411

Re: air conditioning

Thanks for the advise. For those that use only one unit, where is it located, and how is the ducting run? I also assume all of these are water cooled?

Thanks,
Bob Gruber
Island Time