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Old 28-05-2009, 23:37   #16
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The noise puts me to sleep
Me too, like a lullaby . As does the gentle squeaking of the mooring line through the fairlead above the foot of our bunk.

The secret on a boat is to become a friend of the noises and not regard them as enemies. Most noises are telling one that all is well.
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Old 29-05-2009, 07:20   #17
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Me too, like a lullaby . As does the gentle squeaking of the mooring line through the fairlead above the foot of our bunk.

The secret on a boat is to become a friend of the noises and not regard them as enemies. Most noises are telling one that all is well.
As long as it's not my neighbors halyards slapping against his aluminum mast...ding ding ding ding...
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Some noises are good for me too... but I have been in a situation where the "slap boink" on the stern was pretty annoying also! Just the right wave height at just the right angle on just the right stern shape I guess!
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Buy the 45" version of the Inflatable Surf Rider Mats, inflate and secure it cross-wise tucked up under the transom to either stern quarter.
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Friends of mine down the dock use several of the pool toys for kids (noodles) with a line run through the center on the stern to help eliminate water slap. The price can't be much and worth a try.
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Let me toss into the mix a note about the advantage of a little water noise slapping against the hull. Granted, when you're anchored out, the slap will not be directly against the stern, but a little slap can tell you much about your anchor status. If you are awakened suddenly because the slap stops; then, you are probably dragging your anchor!...nature's own anchor drag alarm. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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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.

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Let me toss into the mix a note about the advantage of a little water noise slapping against the hull. Granted, when you're anchored out, the slap will not be directly against the stern, but a little slap can tell you much about your anchor status. If you are awakened suddenly because the slap stops; then, you are probably dragging your anchor!...nature's own anchor drag alarm. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
Very good point, Aythya!

I love all the sounds of a boat, including waves lapping on the hull and halyard slap. It all tells you something--sea state, attitude of your boat, the level of the wind. When I go to sleep, if something changes, either more or less noise, it wakes me up, and I decide if I need to deal with it.
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