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PDQ32+

Postby amytom » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:20 pm

Finally got around to copying Drew's ideas. We extended the bottom step, extended the back of both keels, added extra cockpit drainage with under bridge clamshells, and also worked on smoothing out the fairing from a PO's earlier repairs.
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Re: PDQ32+

Postby thinwater » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:24 pm

32+ is the new designation?

Pretty. Looks like it came out nice.

It will be interesting to see where the water line comes out. My transoms are now about 2-3 inches above the water when at rest, although they are in the water when motoring.
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Re: PDQ32+

Postby Phenix » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:49 am

Nice ... if I can ask, which clamshell vent is that?
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Re: PDQ32+

Postby Jwood1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:02 am

Looks nice. I'm thinking of having it done on my new 32 LRC. I'm thinking that with the extra weight in the LRC this would be even more of a benefit. Amytom, was yours a DIY or did you have it done? I have zero experience with fiberglass and will need to find someone in Florida to do it. Any recommendations?
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Re: PDQ32+

Postby amytom » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:33 am

Jwood, PM sent

Phenix, Those are for the cockpit drains. Home made clamshells made out of sheet ABS that I thermo formed over a cut off peice of PVC pipe. Was just an test but looked good enough to try. Hopefully they'll work better than the rubber flappers that were there before.

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby Phenix » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:42 pm

amytom wrote:Phenix, Those are for the cockpit drains. Home made clamshells made out of sheet ABS that I thermo formed over a cut off peice of PVC pipe. Was just an test but looked good enough to try. Hopefully they'll work better than the rubber flappers that were there before.

Thanks ... interesting that you seem to have 4 drains in the cockpit, at least it seems that way from the photo. I only have 2 aft drains.
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Re: PDQ32+

Postby amytom » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:37 pm

I did too but there always seemed to be a little standing water in the front corners so I added two more smaller drains.

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby thinwater » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:16 pm

I need to post something on my new cedar/glycol borate/PVC grill cockpit floor. The cheap one I did from wood tile rotted, but this one seems durable as hell. I've been testing wood an preservative sample in a compost box, so I'm pretty sure this combination will last a LONG time.

This is the one that rotted.
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This is the cedar version. (41 inches, 28 pounds, mid-Chesapeake Bay)
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Re: PDQ32+

Postby Iriemon » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:36 pm

Wow, nice looking job, Tom.

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby Iriemon » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:38 pm

Jwood1 wrote:Looks nice. I'm thinking of having it done on my new 32 LRC. I'm thinking that with the extra weight in the LRC this would be even more of a benefit. Amytom, was yours a DIY or did you have it done? I have zero experience with fiberglass and will need to find someone in Florida to do it. Any recommendations?


If I were going to have mine professionally done, I'd take it to Norseman in Miami. They are not the cheapest yard, but the fiberglass/gelcoat work they have done on my boats in the past have been top notch. No affiliation, for the record.


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