Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-10-2014, 17:15   #31
Moderator
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,894
Images: 1
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by At First Sight View Post
................. a strange clicking that seems to move around the exterior of the boat on the hull and on the deck. It sounds like a mooring line being stretched (but all lines are slack when we have checked for this). It is not constant, but once it starts it seems to last for some time. ......................
This specific description of a cadence of increasing frequency of clicks like a line stretching sounds very familiar to me. It's like an increasing tapping on a snare drum repeated at different locations around the boat.

There is a common fish called "Drum" and this is why they have this name. You have not identified your location, but you might ask the locals if they catch Drum in your area.
__________________

__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2014, 17:25   #32
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cook Islands Rarotonga
Boat: Hudson 50 and Formossa 51
Posts: 82
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

Don't listen to all this wrong advice ,,,its the strands in the fiberglass breaking as the boat gently flexes, most boats do it ,but eventually the break in half and the noise stops .do not sail in heavy weather without your PFD on
__________________

__________________
bizzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2014, 19:40   #33
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sailing from NC
Boat: 1999 IP40, Charbonneau
Posts: 82
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

At First Sight...five years ago, while docked at New Smyrna Beach, FL, I heard the same crackling.....searched lockers, cabinets, the bilge...nothing. But when I flushed the toilet, the noise temporarily stopped...so, it's not an electrical short..It's ALIVE!

My post to this forum brought the same responses you have received...one stuck in my mind...Polyestermites eating my hull. Fortunately someone kindly explained they are tiny shrimp cleaning my hull.

Bill
__________________
bchaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2014, 19:47   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD, USA
Boat: Menger 19' Catboat
Posts: 248
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

Polyestermites.
__________________
Ukeluthier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2014, 20:30   #35
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego
Boat: Pearson 39-2 "Sea Story"
Posts: 1,109
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

I saw one of these threads just before we got our boat. It was still a little creepy, but at least I was informed!
__________________
Greenhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-10-2014, 05:48   #36
Moderator
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,894
Images: 1
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

The shrimp will produce a uniform random clicking and the fish (Drum) will be a series of calls and responses from varied locations.
__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-10-2014, 07:34   #37
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hudson Force View Post
This specific description of a cadence of increasing frequency of clicks like a line stretching sounds very familiar to me. It's like an increasing tapping on a snare drum repeated at different locations around the boat.

There is a common fish called "Drum" and this is why they have this name. You have not identified your location, but you might ask the locals if they catch Drum in your area.
ReDrum... ReDrum...
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-10-2014, 07:54   #38
Registered User
 
jeanathon's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WNC mountains U.S.
Boat: 1968 Hinterhoel Redwing
Posts: 513
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by hpeer View Post
We have a different sound, a rattle. Steel boat and so thing vibrates when the engines running. It's SOMEWHERE around the aft cabin, but where? I just know it's a bolt loose in a hole with a frozen nut, just sounds like that . But with the aft cabin it's like being in a barrel. The sound is everywhere all at once.
Try placing a rod or pipe on different parts of the cabin while holding the other end to an ear. You will be able to locate it.
__________________
Let's ban together to ban sillycone....
jeanathon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-10-2014, 08:12   #39
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 206
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

Everyone knows it's zombies. ....yes someone had to say it. Stop being a denier. ...

Sent from my SM-G900P using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
Sailingcouple13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
noise

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clicking Sounds on your hull By Invitation Off Topic Forum 15 18-10-2014 12:50
Manatee Moves janice142 Liveaboard's Forum 0 18-04-2014 11:49
Strange 'Clicking / Snapping Noises'. . . Crustaceans, Maybe ? bchaps Atlantic & the Caribbean 41 28-01-2011 02:00
What Is that Clicking Sound ? mratliff The Sailor's Confessional 11 19-04-2010 20:16
NorthStar Yachts Moves to China GordMay Off Topic Forum 38 23-10-2007 23:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:51.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.