Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

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Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby captjpd » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:14 am

Anybody know what would be involved? Is it practical?

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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby amytom » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:46 am

You might be happier just buying an LRC with shaft drive instead of sail drives.

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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby SecondWind » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:59 am

Not practical at all. Perhaps Electric Outboards with a large diesel genset might do the trick.
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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby captjpd » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:20 pm

Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby amytom » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:46 am
"You might be happier just buying an LRC with shaft drive instead of sail drives."

Thanks amytom but my understanding is that all the PDQ36 LRC models had saildrives and that the Antares 44 has the straight drives. Now if I could get an Antares 44 for the same price as a PDQ 36 you would be correct in assuming that I would be happier, in fact I would be much happier!

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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby amytom » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:51 pm

My mistake I guess. Though it does make sense as the engines would have to be quite far aft and may not be room for shaft drive in front of the rudders.

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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby captjpd » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:01 pm

amytom wrote:My mistake I guess. Though it does make sense as the engines would have to be quite far aft and may not be room for shaft drive in front of the rudders.


I actually doubt if the 36 hull has enough vertical height between the underside of the cabin floor at hull midpoint and the floor of the hull itself to accommodate the height of the engine/ gearbox assembly

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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby thinwater » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:09 am

If I were going to consider this, I would stretch her to 40' a the same time; she's going to drag.

I'd need to close up the bays and neaten that up at the same time.

I would probably just buy a different boat.
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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby windrush » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:25 pm

If you contact Sam The Skull he can let you know whats involved. He just completed the project you're interested in.
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Re: Convert PDQ 36 with outboards to LRC with saildrives

Postby Sun Suite » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:29 am

Sun Suite is a factory built outboard and diesel configuration. Sam the Skull came to see the configuration before completing his conversion.

There is one outboard, mounted in the normal way on the starboard side. The quarterberth on the port side houses the 3JH3 yanmar diesel (40HP)with SD40 saildrive. According to sources, the original diesel was a 27HP Volvo with saildrive. I am the second owner and have owned it for over 10 years. This setup has many advantages and few drawbacks.
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