PDQ 34 Los Banos CA

The PDQ 34 is a top-notch catamaran, made by PDQ Yachts. The builder designed this power cat based on strong interest in a sailing cat without a mast.

Hornblower Cruises & Events
(310) 301-6000
13755 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA
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Euro Sail-Boat Rentals
(310) 831-2363
75 Berth
San Pedro, CA
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Westrec Marina Management Inc
(818) 907-0400
16633 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
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(619) 223-1681
1641 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA
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(530) 286-2225
45810 State Highway 3
Trinity Center, CA
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(831) 423-1739
15 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA
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(916) 799-5877
5871 Garden Hwy
Sacramento, CA
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(530) 273-1353
212 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA
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Harbor Island Yacht Club
(800) 553-7245
1880 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA
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(310) 574-2822
13719 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA
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Model Introduction
The PDQ 34 is a top-notch catamaran, made by PDQ Yachts. The builder designed this power cat based on strong interest in a sailing cat without a mast.

Construction
The hull starts with an 18"mil. layer of Cook CCP gelcoat, followed by a 1-oz. layer of hand-laid mat (the builder does not own a chopper gun) wet out in vinylester resin to prevent osmotic blistering""every hull also gets treated with a 4-coat epoxy InterProtect anti-blistering system. The rest of the vessel""hull, deck and superstructure""is wet out in isophthalic resin, which has better mechanical properties than standard general purpose orthophthalic resin.

The bottoms of both hulls are solid fiberglass. Above the waterline, the sides are cored with 1/2 in. CoreCell structural foam bedded in CoreBond and vacuum bagged to the outer fiberglass skin""an excellent method of ensuring integrity in the skin-to-core bondline. Inner and outer fiberglass skins are 22 oz. non-woven triaxial fiberglass reinforcements. The tunnel area, which is subjected to considerable wracking forces, has a double layer of fiberglass in the outer skin, as well as longitudinal stiffeners molded into the outer skin. The deck and deckhouse are also cored with CoreCell, 3/4 in. and 5/8 in., respectively.

The engines are supported by an all-fiberglass grid system""increasing the mass of the engine beds would be a simple way of reducing the vibration levels felt above the engines""especially at idle.

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