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Old 12-03-2013, 01:00   #31
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Re: Does your boat creak?

No, not at all.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:31   #32
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Re: Does your boat creak?

On the second sea trial, we'll not actually a sea trial. I had my Surveyor and his Wife on board.

We were in 6 ft seas, an unexpected blow for our Classic Boat Parade into Bell Harbor, Seattle, Wa.

When Malcom said Lloyd we have a problem...your boat doesn't even groan! It was my second year of ownership 2004.

Now at first I began to panic, it was just then I realized.

I called off the Parade.

We all sulked in, then Connie, his wife, said...Theresa & Lloyd this is a good boat.


Today is 2013, and she's a 1937 Grandy.

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Old 12-03-2013, 07:43   #33
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No, only in the v-berth while at anchor.
What kind of boat is this?! It is definitely the kind I am looking for!

Mine makes no groans except the lines pulling on the cleats at dock/anchor. A couple of croakers snuggled up to the hull one night.....they may have been making babies.

A went out with a buddy on his 2008 Hunter and when a wave met the bow it sounded like an empty 55 gal polly drum being hit with a wooden bat with a vibration that crept its way down the hull. That was an interesting sensation the first time I heard/felt it.
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Well this is an interesting thread. I was going to start my own soon as I have a strange phenomena at rest in the slip. I have a heater going most of the time during the winter. It's not a great heater, meaning it will shut off at 75 and turn on at 65. At night I turn it down as I sleep between 2 sleeping bags currently.
Well...there is an expansion/contraction thing going on where when it is cooling down, either the fiberglass or wood trim is moving at a different rate than the other. This produces a sudden sound like a small stick being broken over your knee. At first, it was quite alarming. I think I have even heard the toe rail snap in the middle of the night, also. It's no quiet sound. On occasion it will cause you to jump awake. These Hallbergs are dripping with wood. I was thinking of loosening some fasteners to allow gentler expansion and attraction. Anyone else experience this?

I'd blame it on the Stolichnaya!
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:07   #35
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Re: Does your boat creak?

No, it's all welded aluminum. The sound of water slapping against the hull is louder than a fiberglass boat would be.
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Re: Does your boat creak?

my galley sole allows me to know if the individual walking on it is human or my cat--weight of the walker...lol--and is a great alarm if invaded by something other than me n bubba..
and my sprit used to complain at anchor--doesnt any more--we fixed that..and if a boat doesnt creak a tad it isnt talking to you.
my cored decks do not creak when walked on--and this boat does not creak when sailing.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:43   #37
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Re: Does your boat creak?

Most boats creak, squeak, rattle, hum ...

The best trick I ever learned was to put a rolling hitch on the boom topping lift when anchored in any kind of breeze - good bye harmonics.
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i prevent both my booms when i am not sailing and when i am. keeps the tugging and jerking to a minimum, as well as erosion from constant movement..
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I have a steel ketch with a heavy rig. No creaking but I hear almost everything else! It can be good for fishing because I know when the fish are active - I can hear them chomping on a reef or at growth on my hull. I was at a marina not too long ago and could hear a leak underwater. I informed the manager and much to his surprise the hydrant line was gushing water straight to sea.
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Old 23-09-2013, 18:49   #40
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Re: Does your boat creak?

I have an update to this old thread - I installed (applied?) Spart-Tite on my boat and almost all the creaks went away. Apparently most of the noise came from the mast working in the wedges at the collar. Who would have thought?
And I don't have leaks around the mast any more, either.
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Re: Does your boat creak?

Sandy Stone, I thought we could compare creaks between our 375's until your last post about the mast. I'm not sure what you applied, but that wasn't an area we had creaks. Ours was the headboard in the owners aft cabin, and of course the tick-ticks of the pretty retainer bar at the chart table cubby hole, and the plexiglass panels in the galley.

We just moved up to a larger boat and one of my biggest fears was having to learn where all the new creaks & ticks were, and how to 'fix' them. I was happily surprised not to have encountered any on the 43 DS.
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Re: Does your boat creak?

We don't have any creaks but when all was really quiet at night you could hear this weird sound....like someone crumpling paper. Finally figured out it was blue crabs under the boat! happens every summer.
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Re: Does your boat creak?

If dont creakkk , what is that ?? pooo!!!

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Re: Does your boat creak?

When we had our Hunter, lot's of creaks, groans and bangs; we thought that was normal... nearly impossible to sleep while at anchor due to the noise and motion. Also lot's of pounding even in moderate seas heading to windward.

Now on our Oyster... complete silence, other than the movement of the boat in the seas, there's no indication of what's going on on deck. I once slept through a force 8 with water washing over the entire deck. I had no idea of what the delivery crew was dealing with.
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Re: Does your boat creak?

Not the hull, the bulkheads and so forth. The boom can squeak if it's coming and we are rocking a bit and it's not restrained. No creaking.
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