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by bg5w
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: air conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 16410

air conditioning

I've asked the question in the recent past about portable vs. installed air conditioners - but my wife decided she wants the whole boat colled while at the dock. Specific to the 32, where is the best location? I've looked to ways to snake a 4" hose for ducting bwtween the hulls, and cannot figure a ...
by bg5w
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Bomar hatch covers
Replies: 3
Views: 5939

Re: Bomar hatch covers

Sharon,

I would be interested. What is your palnned route to Florida? I have my 32, Island Time, in Hilton Head SC.

Bob Gruber
by bg5w
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Bahamiun mooring
Replies: 3
Views: 5883

Bahamiun mooring

As a new owner, I found myself several weeks ago on the Savannah River, where most, due to the change in currents, use a bahamiun mooring. I could do this readily with my monohull with the full keel, simply by running both rodes through the same bow roller, and setting the the second one off the ste...
by bg5w
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Lexan window bedding
Replies: 3
Views: 7488

Re: Lexan window bedding

I have used the butyl tape on a previous boat. Yuo can purchase it in various widths (1",1/2", etc.). Google RV websites and order it online. I used it for Lexan hatches, and thought it worked great. Less messy also.

bob Gruber
Island Time
by bg5w
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Gear / Equipment / Maintenance
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 6
Views: 12352

Air Conditioning

I recently purchased a PDQ 32 without any air conditioning. I could sleep in the middle od summer in Florida without it, but my wife has higher standards. (in air conditioning -not in choice of husbands). I know many have the built-in units, and some use the portable place-on-the-hatch units. I woul...
by bg5w
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: Shrouds
Replies: 1
Views: 3962

Shrouds

Shrouds/mainsail rubbing


As a new owner, I'm finally getting a chance to do some sailing. I've noticed, even on a beam reach, the main is up against the shrouds a fair amount of time. Has anyone found a way to reduce the potential wear with sail patches, etc?

Bob Gruber
Island Time
by bg5w
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New Owner with Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6728

Re: New Owner with Questions

Thanks to both. I have been looking at the Sail Delmarva and zerotocruising sites for awhile. Learned a lot form both. I also contacted James to find out where he is.

Bob Gruber
by bg5w
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: vibration in sole/bulkhead from engines
Replies: 1
Views: 3959

vibration in sole/bulkhead from engines

I am trying to be careful, and not call it engine noise or engine vibration, because it is the vibration in both the cockpit sole and aft bulkhead caused by the engines. I've noticed between the innner and outer skin on the bulkhead is sandwiched sections of poly pipe insulation to deaden the sound/...
by bg5w
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: PDQ Altair (PDQ 32) Forum
Topic: New Owner with Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6728

New Owner with Questions

My name is Bob Gruber, and recently purchased the PDQ 32 Latis from Reedsville, VA. I'm in the process of moving her south, initially to stay at Hilton Head, SC, and renamed Island Time. Similar to all new owners, I have plenty of questions, but thought it best to first search the site to see if the...
by bg5w
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Free Mast Supports
Replies: 4
Views: 6232

Re: Free Mast Supports

I'm intererested in the mast supports, as I will be transiting a canal. Please contact me at rwgruber@archchemicals.com or 770-316-8665.

Thanks,

Bob Gruber
by bg5w
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a PDQ
Replies: 0
Views: 3792

Looking for a PDQ

I have been the happy owner of an Allied Seawind II ketch for 10 years now, and will soon be retiring. I made the mistake of taking my wife on a catamaran, and now the plans have to change. I own an efficiency condo in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, that includes a deeded 35 ft. slip. I would like to see if ...
by bg5w
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: looking for PDQ
Replies: 0
Views: 3289

looking for PDQ

I have been the happy owner of an Allied Seawind II ketch for 10 yrears now, and will soon be retiring. I made the mistake of taking my wife on a catamaran, and now the plans have to change. I own an efficiency condo in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, that includes a deeded 35 ft. slip. I would like to see if...