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Old 10-01-2011, 05:59   #1
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Try the Noodles

We have a catamaran and when at a dock with a contrary wind pushing wavelets underneath the transom we experience a cacophany of noise in our stern stateroom. We have tried various products to reduce this noise and we may have found the answer. We bought the swim noodles with the central channel. We thread a line down the channel and then tie a knot at each opening to restrain the noodle. We then maneuver the noodle underneath the transom at the water/ hull interface and tie the ends of the line forward to a stanchion on either side. It seems to work like a charm. We would assume this would work with a mono hull also. Good luck.
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. We bought the swim noodles with the central channel. We thread a line down the channel and then tie a knot at each opening to restrain the noodle. We then maneuver the noodle underneath the transom at the water/ hull interface and tie the ends of the line forward to a stanchion on either side. It seems to work like a charm. We would assume this would work with a mono hull also. Good luck.
Brilliant. That's worth a try.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:10   #4
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We bought the swim noodles with the central channel.
Hi stacy,

Sounds like an interesting solution but ... I'm from across the pond, any chance of a picture of the "swim noodles"?
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Also known as "pool noodles" -- picture from amazon.com:



Typically about 4 feet (1.2 meters) long and about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, made out of some kind of foam material.
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Hmmm

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