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Old 17-11-2011, 02:36   #31
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Ah the sound of rain mixed with snow tonight my wife warming the master state room Good Night
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I think it should be pointed out that there are acceptable (unavoidable) sounds and there are unacceptable sounds. Slapping, banging, pinging of anything on deck should be chased down and stopped, if not for one's own comfort then as a courtesy to others. Wind generators should also be shut down at night in marinas, and generators shut off everywhere unless absolutely alone. OTOH the normal whistling is unavoidable. Except that when buying a boat one might choose to avoid in-mast roller furling as they can make a very loud whistling sound that drives me crazy.
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Old 17-11-2011, 04:47   #33
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I used to work for a very well known charter yacht company, and we had a 'guest' complain that the noise from the water lapping under the sugar scoop kept them awake all night - unbelievable!

Park the other way round - easy fix!
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It's going to be going down into the 50's at night here soon.
I don't understand the problem, is that too hot to sleep?
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When I first got my current boat I stayed aboard for a few days (ashore in the boatyard) to get her prepped for the trip home - the first night a gale blew......lying in my bunk I could hear sounds that made me think the boat was about to fall apart (creaks & groans from all around - and well above the usual). If I had been offshore I would have been somewhat worried........

.......after an hour or so of thinking I twigged that it was due to the webbing jacklines strumming on the deck - sending the noise through the hull (and deck).

Just thought I would mention that one
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That's the problem really, the boat just acts as a sound board - like a massive guitar! I was once kept awake on a very quiet night by a 'butane splice' gently rubbing on the coach roof....
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That's the problem really, the boat just acts as a sound board - like a massive guitar! I was once kept awake on a very quiet night by a 'butane splice' gently rubbing on the coach roof....
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I'll second that one !
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Perhaps a bit of thread drift here but somewhat related:
I've tried a couple of different designs of bungees over the years and have not been overly thrilled with the life span of them when exposed to the elements. Is there a style that seems to work better for you?
I have several pieces of misc small diameter line around for various duties that work about as well as bungees. But, sometimes it's nice to have the stretch and/or the built in hooks.
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If you are talking about the bungee cords like shown below - the sun's UV eats at the rubber threads inside and they fail in a few months.

you can get significantly increased life by coating them with SPF 40 Sunscreen Lotion. Just put it on the cover like you would put it on yourself.
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Park the other way round - easy fix!
One of the best pieces of advice this year.
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if they are guests and only there for one night and are light sleepers? They probably wont sleep.. After a few nights aboard? It wont matter.. they'll sleep, while tied up you can stuff lines with things to reduce banging, (my ex used to use my deck cleaning sponge on the main halyard on nights she would stay aboard)
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Yes, it's the strange sounds that get you.
Exactly. If I can identify a sound, it doesn't bother me. when I can't, I have to get up and investigate.
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That errant drop, drop, of a drip, will bring me out of a dead sleep, until I can find it. I can tell pretty close how hard it's blowing by the song of the rigging.
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You'll get used to the noises aboard just like you get used to the noises at home. Stay away from marinas and it will be quieter at anchor.
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Once you get used to the sounds in one berth/anchorage, it's time to move on. In time, though, you sleep through the comforting sounds of your own boat and are annoyed only by the neighbors.
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