How is Australia
these days? Wish I could have been there - here we have cold cold weather
with snow and ice. Not much for sailing, but we have installed a good heater so it's nice to be at sea also this time of the year, although we don't do it that often. But New Years Day we definetaly take her out for an afternoon time of celebration as a kind of a vor-spiel. Great fun and a kind of tradition for us.
The noice came from where the wooden panel is mounted on the floor in the cabins. As an example we'll take the dobbel one aft on the starboard side. To the right side of the door when entering the cabin
, down at the floor, there is a short wooden list that you remove (it's glued on, but use carefully a knife or something). You will then see the sealer that the builder
put along the connection between the wooden vertical panel and the plastic. Remove the sealer. The wooden panel goes into a narrow slot in the plastic and as long as there is no flexible material
injected between the wood and the plastic, you will have squeeking between these two types of material. I envidened the slot using wedges that allowed me to press down a rubber type of list as an isolation between wood and plastic.
I was able this way to reduce practically all noice, anyway when walking around the boat in the harbour. Also during sailing this problem was dramatically reduced, but there will always be a little something from noice when going in rough sea with a catamaran
. And by the way, I also glued on rubber listing on the underside along the edge of the hatches on the floor everywhere.
I hope you understand what I mean and that it will help you getting rid of the problem. My experience is that this kind of trouble-shooting often inspires to go after other places where there might be noice, but I did not do that kind of effort yet as I experience the problem to be more or less gone.
But I did press a 20 mm hamp rope
in the slot between the stairs and the wall before I found out about the real problem. It looks nice as well and stops dust and dirt to fall down there. And by the way, your accident
with the red wine calls for a sealing around the floor in the saloon
(if that was where you did it). It could as well have been e.g. milk, and I guess the smell would eventually force you to take out the whole thing.
Good luck anyway.
Originally Posted by MKB53
Welcome to the thread. There is a whole collection of useful information if you go back through the old discussion.
If you have managed to cure the irritating noise
you will be very popular!
Can you provide a bit more information on exactly where you put the sealant
and how you managed to get access?
We had a red wine spillage which went into some of the unsealed gaps and even drying that out was not easy!