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Old 16-08-2009, 17:50   #16
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they sting when they stick onye whenye try to get growth off the bottom of the boat --waterline and d own...an dmake the fine little crackles on the hull at nite--they have transparent cocoons that look like snot..lol
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Old 16-08-2009, 19:40   #17
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Here in Tassie in the cold water it might be the sound of brass clanging together!
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Old 16-08-2009, 20:08   #18
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We get thumps up here in Baltimore Harbor when the juvenile rockfish school up.

If you have a bright light on you pier...they will be whacking all night.
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Old 16-08-2009, 23:04   #19
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Fiberglass or wood hull?
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Old 17-08-2009, 05:43   #20
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Up in New England we always hear a woodpecker sound underwater. Anyone know what animal causes that?

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Colemj...............might that be a Peckerfish????
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I am on the Chesapeake bay. Even on calm water I get a little lapping under my transom. The water pops, smacks and ripples under my stern, some are incredibly loud and always when trying to sleep. The way the hull is cut it does not take much water action to create this. I have heard of people putting down a cloth bib under the transom to reduce the noise.
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Colemj, In Florida the fish that make the sound you dscribe are "drum".

Badsanta, I'd suggest that you adapt to this sound and use it to your advantage. When you hear this sound all is well. If it stops, your anchor is dragging! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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I am on the Chesapeake bay. Even on calm water I get a little lapping under my transom. The water pops, smacks and ripples under my stern, some are incredibly loud and always when trying to sleep. The way the hull is cut it does not take much water action to create this. I have heard of people putting down a cloth bib under the transom to reduce the noise.
music to have sweet dreams by--quiet is dragging anchor......
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Captforce & zeehag, Thanks for the response, but it was not a question but an response to the first post. But nice to hear from you anyway.
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Here in Galveston Bay the mullet like to clean the algea at the water line and can be quite noisy about it. Thankfully they generally have the courtesy to wait until after sunup most of the time. We used to have the same racket from grass carp in fresh water cleaning up the algea. Clicking is usually the critters on the pilings or floats of the dock unless you have a very fouled hull...........m
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Wow, just asked this very same question in another post and was soooooo relieved to get the same answer. I've had two sleepless nights worrying about electrolysis!
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Not to worry you--I am sure it is a sewage monster that has been incubating in the bilge after your head disaster! Remember the sewage mutant in the X Files? More bleach!!

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Somewhere I read the logs of a sailor in English Harbor who met a fellow British singlehander fresh from Bermuda. The newcomer was cursing his luck thinking he'd picked up a rat in St. Georges. Tried traps, smoke, all kinds of things. Then, over a beverage on evening, he described the clicking sound he was hearing that was keeping him up nights... LOL
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