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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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Re: PDQ32+

Postby Smj » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:49 pm

Amytom, just passed you between the Melbourne and Eau Gallic bridges, we are north bound. Your stern extensions look great!

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby amytom » Tue May 01, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks. Sorry I didn't see you.

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby SailorC » Fri May 18, 2018 3:53 pm

Amy and Tom,

How long is the hull extension and how costly and long did that project take? How's the performance and ride been since? We have seen a few done (on other cats) and every owner said it was worth it, especially offshore.

Did you consider enlarging the rudders? That's another mod we would consider along with the transom and keel extensions that Drew and you did.

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby amytom » Fri May 18, 2018 8:08 pm

about 24" is the right length. Yes she rides much better. I didnt think of adding to the rudders as they work well already; I imagine it might help in extreme conditions but I never felt the need.
The cost was about $1500.00 in supplies then another $1500.00 in yard fees because my work schedule kept getting the way. If you can dedicate time to it then you can save some money. Paying someone else to do it would have been cost prohibitive.

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Re: PDQ32+

Postby thinwater » Sat May 19, 2018 2:01 am

^^ What he said.

Though the performance improvements are real, my primary motivation was to ease dinghy and kayak boarding. They really are just fun at anchor.

I did consider rudder mods, at the same time I was making the other changes. I decided they were not needed. Once the changes were complete, the helm angle was appropriate.
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