I love my aft cabin, affectionately known as the "afterbirth",but it is very noisy if I am docked stern to the wind. The builder
extended the transom by three feet, bringing it up out of the water, and creating wonderful large flat surfaces under the stern for the small waves to pound on. On a steel hull
, you have to hear it to believe it!
1. sleep up for'd on the pilot berth
2. anchor out, in which case I am always bow into wind and waves
3. run a line through one or two of those nerf tube swimming aids you see kids
playing with at the pool or beach. Tie one end to the stern port cleat, throw it over the stern, snug the cushioned line up against the transom at the water line, and tie the other end to the starb'd cleat.