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Old 23-07-2012, 22:28   #166
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Can't wash your boat in the slip?...Why not?
Every marina has it's own rules. My dock, everyone has their own garden hose hook-up and a place for the hose. Makes it nice to keep the spiders washed off somewhat.
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Old 06-08-2012, 00:08   #167
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Re: Slapping Halyards

Lots of marinas don't allow you to wash your boat using their water - it a water conservation issue
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Can't wash your boat in the slip?...Why not?
Here in the Mugla district of Turkey it is okay to use water to wash your boat but you cannot use cleaners of any kind. Water is sold by the ton and costs roughly $3 per 1,000 liters (approx 250 gallons). Yet some sailors are so darn cheap they are washing dishes and laundry in the marina restroom sinks.

As for the original posting regarding slapping halyards, my husband once could no longer stand the slapping halyard on a charter boat docked near us. He went over to them and said, "Here. Let me fix that for you."

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:45   #169
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As for the original posting regarding slapping halyards, my husband once could no longer stand the slapping halyard on a charter boat docked near us. He went over to them and said, "Here. Let me fix that for you."

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What an a-hole! he should have loosened your our halyard up some to get a band going. Tossed some food into the air to get the gulls to sing! Hoisted up the ships bell to the top of the mast.
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Old 07-08-2012, 23:06   #170
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Here in the Mugla district of Turkey it is okay to use water to wash your boat but you cannot use cleaners of any kind. Water is sold by the ton and costs roughly $3 per 1,000 liters (approx 250 gallons). Yet some sailors are so darn cheap they are washing dishes and laundry in the marina restroom sinks.

As for the original posting regarding slapping halyards, my husband once could no longer stand the slapping halyard on a charter boat docked near us. He went over to them and said, "Here. Let me fix that for you."

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Judy, your husband is top notch!
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Re: Slapping Halyards

Well it has been almost 2 years since I started this thread! Last year the boat in question seemed to "get it" after a middle of the night visit to secure their halyards.

The other weekend they tie up to their mooring for the first time this year. Secure their boat and put a couple of bungees on their main halyard (that took way longer than taking the halyard off the main and securing to something else). Call the launch to come get them, all the time both their main and spinnaker halyard are just banging away.

I wonder if they are just deaf (there were 4 on the boat), or if they just don't care even though they must know it is bothering others.

There were other people on the launch later that day from boats in the general area and it became a topic, so it isn't just me.

I haven't stayed on the boat at night on the mooring since they came, but I expect another visit is going to be needed. I probably need to wear a disguise as maybe they have a nannie cam setup as they must really believe that halyard needs to always be on the sail.
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Re: Slapping Halyards

We have have our boat on a mooring this summer and just got it out there last weekend, but didn't have a chance to sail until this weekend. Decided to just leave the halyard attached as it isn't a problem - just need to have enough slack in it. We also don't have any liveaboard's in the area either.

It does drive me nuts though when that is all you can hear
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Re: Slapping Halyards

The thing I found interesting is that "non-load bearing" cleats on a pin rail or the shrouds for unused halyard storage are refered to as "courtesy cleats"....sort of explains it all. Of course in a culture where going out of your way to be courteous sort of runs against the grain...the same reason "boating etiquette" is ignored (why obey rules that are not enforced)...one of the things that burns me up...
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Decided to just leave the halyard attached as it isn't a problem - just need to have enough slack in it. We also don't have any liveaboard's in the area either.

It does drive me nuts though when that is all you can hear
Isn't a problem, to who? I don't understand your point, you left enough slack in the line so it will have lots of line to slap???? What does liveaboards have to do with it, even people sitting on their boat in the afternoon trying to enjoy time on their boat don't want to listen to your lines instead.
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We were out there half the day yesterday and it wasn't slapping at all. And if it did start to for some reason, there are not many boats around us, but I'm pretty confident it will be fine. If we find otherwise, we'll adjust.
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Re: Slapping Halyards

When I do leave my halyards against the mast, they are tight and only make noise in heavy wind (the thump thump thump against the wooden mast is overwhelmed by whistling through rigging at windspeeds necessary to make it heard)...still better than ting ting ting of a metal stick.
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We were out there half the day yesterday and it wasn't slapping at all. And if it did start to for some reason, there are not many boats around us, but I'm pretty confident it will be fine. If we find otherwise, we'll adjust.

The wind was blowing pretty good yesterday and I've noticed that the boat in question slaps less then than when the wind is lighter, or it may be that the wind howling covers it up.

Just do the right thing and remove it, it only takes 30 seconds!
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I haven't stayed on the boat at night on the mooring since they came, but I expect another visit is going to be needed. I probably need to wear a disguise as maybe they have a nannie cam setup as they must really believe that halyard needs to always be on the sail.
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The wind was blowing pretty good yesterday and I've noticed that the boat in question slaps less then than when the wind is lighter, or it may be that the wind howling covers it up.

Just do the right thing and remove it, it only takes 30 seconds!
Yeah, it was - I actually meant Saturday. We'll remove it next time.
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Were you that caped crusader? Dashing through the anchorage in the dark of night, righting wrongs and setting all right with the world?

I knew there was a reason to wear my disguise to protect my true identity because someone would be taking pictures.
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