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Old 15-09-2011, 12:46   #46
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Re: Generator Etiquette

I had been living at anchor in Florida when the night teperature was about 92 with no wind whatsoever. I ran the generator all night for a couple of nights in a row. Sure I was concerned about my neighbors, but not enough to suffer through the heat and bugs.
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Old 15-09-2011, 13:57   #47
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If somebody wants to run their generator all night, then that is their business.
I believe the post was "generator etiquette"
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Old 15-09-2011, 14:00   #48
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Right. Tightening halyards doesn't do anything against slap. You have to frap them, or loop them around a shroud.
Every boat is different I guess; mine stop slapping when I tighten them.

rephrase: It takes 10 seconds to stop your halyards from slapping. (maybe 30 if you need to reposition them).

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Old 15-09-2011, 14:01   #49
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I believe the post was "generator etiquette"
And that's his and my version of proper generator etiquette...
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Old 16-09-2011, 12:56   #50
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Re: Generator Etiquette

just dont pull in 15 feet away then B%&^H about my genarator that was running before you got there!
Wonder why im anchord by myself?
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Re: Generator Etiquette

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If somebody wants to run their generator all night, then that is their business.
I have the perfect CD picked out to play if ever I anchor next to you.
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Old 16-09-2011, 13:12   #52
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I have the perfect CD picked out to play if ever I anchor next to you.
Hey, if you desire to be a vindictive person, then that is your prerogative. Go for it man. I have a jamming stereo with a full 80 gig ipod.

I was just saying that everybody lives differently and some have different comfort levels. What ever happened to live and let live?
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Is it really possible to not be in an anchorage/mooring field that doesn't have something to bug someone else there?

- halyards slapping
- wind generators
- diesel generator
- radios
- drunks!!!
- loud talking (gets louder the more people on the boat)
- BBQ smoke
- cooking smells
- dingy engines
- kids
- dogs
- people in general
- flapping flags
- stinky boats for whatever reason

I think that's a double negative but I agree with the point. I'd add to the list:
- 60+ year old guys wearing banana hammocks all day
- 30- year old woman wearing clothes all day
Why? It just doesn't seem right
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Old 16-09-2011, 14:04   #54
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Re: Generator Etiquette

I'm guilty along with Larry. I run my gen set when we are down in the Caribbean all the time. We always anchor as far to starboard in an anchorage as we possibly can (starboard side exhaust). Gen is a Westerbeke 7.6. We have a water separator but it still is pretty noisy. I have only had one person complain and that was in Guatemala up the Rio Dulce. I will go out of my way to anchor where I am not bothering anybody. I will even move the boat if someone comes up on my starboard side...but my gen set is going to run. How else do you keep the air conditioning, ice maker, water maker and bread maker operating?
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