PDQ 34 Merced 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.

McClure Point Marina
(209) 378-2441
3100 Barrett Cove Rd
Snelling, CA
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McClure Point Marina

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Stor-All Mr
(209) 722-8631
2785 North Santa Fe Avenue
Merced, CA
 
Ferriera Racing
(209) 384-9284
819 West 16th Street
Merced, CA
 
Merced Power Sports
(209)722-8055Q
265 West 15th Street
Merced, CA
 
M B Sports
(209) 357-4153
280 Airpark Road
Atwater, CA
 
Lake Mc Clure-Lake Mc Swain
(209) 378-2521
9090 Lake Mcclure Rd
Snelling, CA
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Lake Mc Clure-Lake Mc Swain

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International Inboard Marine
(209) 384-2566
2556 W 16Th St
Merced, CA
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Malibu Boats West Inc
(209) 383-7469
1 Malibu Court
Merced, CA
 
Fine Line Industries
(209) 384-0255
455 Grogan Avenue
Merced, CA
 
Mission Bay Kayak Rentals
(858) 488-5598
819 1/2 San Fernando Pl
San Diego, 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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