Autumn PDQ Newsletter

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Autumn PDQ Newsletter

Postby eepstein » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:03 pm

Hi Everyone. The change in seasons and an email from Bruce and SSCA have motivated me to begin the next edition of the PDQ Newsletter. If you have articles, ideas, blog links, and especially photos for the newsletter, please send them to me at eric @

I know Ray have been making bow seats, Jim has been doing lots of projects on the new boat, Baccagato has new owners, Sandy has two boats and is Bahama bound, Mike and Rebecca are continuing to "make it happen", and an Antares found Sandy Hook, NJ the hard way.

A quick blurb, a few photos, or a link to favorite Blogs would be very much appreciated.

I hope to have it out fairly soon.
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Re: Autumn PDQ Newsletter

Postby mikeandrebecca » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:44 am

I'll put something together for you Eric. Thanks for your efforts.


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Re: Autumn PDQ Newsletter - PVC Shrink wrap frame

Postby maxicrom » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:24 am

I'm going to start working up the design for this years shrink wrap frame - most likely one that can be re-used out of 1" PVC. Hope to have it up by Thanksgiving - after last years early snow I don't want to risk the little bit of life left in our bimini. Last years system really worked well but there are a couple of modifications for this season. The 3/4" PVC worked pretty good but did collapse once under the snow weight (luckily we were able to flex it back out without any damage). This year I'll add more slope to the top and with 1" PVC we should be fine. Since the cost will be higher it makes sense to build it in modular sections that can be stored. The cabin top rails are perfect for slicing 3/4" T connectors and using them as clip on mounts to support the sides. With the East coast blizzards last year we had to shovel the forward decks and tramp about every four hours or the weight became excessive. Leaving the side decks open worked well to safely go forward and also allowed light in through the side ports. This year we'll probably bring the frame further forward (at least to the mast).

Looking forward to the time when we are either south for the winter or at least winter on the hard. :roll:

Mike & Linda

I'll keep you posted and take some pictures of the project, I've attached a few from last year;
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Re: Autumn PDQ Newsletter

Postby Lady of the Lake » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:54 pm

Can somebody tell me what all of that white stuff is covering the boats???
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Re: Autumn PDQ Newsletter

Postby amytom » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:29 pm

Lady of the Lake wrote:Can somebody tell me what all of that white stuff is covering the boats???

I've heard of it, I think they call it snow. The Florida version is a bit more expensive.

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Re: Autumn PDQ Newsletter

Postby Root » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:26 am

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! A leaf blower works great for removing snow. But the boat next to you won't like it. Ray

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