Originally Posted by Celestialsailor
As long as it's not my neighbors halyards slapping against his aluminum mast
...ding ding ding ding...
We call that the "Demented children" around here. Hundreds of little kids
beating on pots n pans. Don't ask me where it came from but I first heard the term in 78 when I was living aboard
As for noise on board, I find that I get used to it in a couple of days. I worked midnights for 4 years and used ear plugs but I find that getting used to the various noises is better, as I wake up instantly if they change or a new one starts up.
I was anchored off Killbear park in Parry sound in the lee of the point there one weekend when a storm came in. I woke up to the sound of my awning flapping, so I got up to take it down. A couple hours later I wake up to a new thumping noise. Right away I know im adrift. My dink was tied to the stern, and the only way it would be bumping the hull
was if the boat was moving down wind
faster than it was. Sure enough my danforth had broken loose and we were drifting down on a sand beach. I finally managed to get the hook in again, and spent the next 8 hrs on anchor watch till the storm abated.