Originally Posted by Dr. Sea
RamblinRod, that seems like a pretty reasonable approach. Are you reasonable enough to admit that halyards slapping all night bother the living hell out of some people? And that without the convenient recourse to marina regulations
, those of us who aren't as laid back as you about slapping halyards should reasonably expect courtesy and consideration from nearby neighbors to silence their slapping halyards?
Admit slapping halyards may bother some people? What do you mean "admit"? I've stated this emphatically multiple times throughout this thread. Some people let slapping halyards, wind
whistling, birds chirping, and children
laughing bother them to no end.
The problem really isn't the noise
maker, it's the person's response to it. If a halyards slaps in the empty marina, does it make a sound? (The answer is no, but that's a different matter.)
If a halyard
slaps and people enjoy the sound, is it noise
? (Again the answer is no.)
So if 51% of marina stayers enjoy the sound of halyards in the wind
, should all be required to let their halyards slap?
Everyone can expect courtesy. Some deserve it. Some maybe not. Not everyone who deserves it, gets it. Some who don't, do.
If the halyards are getting to someone, maybe it's time they got off the dock
and go sailing for a change. Maybe after a few days of fresh air, and the natural sounds of a boat going through the wind and water
, the sounds of slapping halyards will be less aggravating to them.