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Old 18-09-2016, 07:10   #406
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Re: Slapping Halyards

the slappers near me have ruptures in their halyards. this will be fun to watch when the annual sail raising festival occurs, with the return of the migratory gringos
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Old 18-09-2016, 07:21   #407
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I'm at the dock now, starting to take apart the boat for fall haul. The other night I had to tie off a fellow dock mate's halyard due to the incessant banging. We're one of the few liveaboards here.
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Old 18-09-2016, 14:31   #408
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Re: Slapping Halyards

Sailorboy,

Some wind gens are really noisy, best to anchor upwind of them or further away: to them, it's the sound of cold beer happening, something welcome.

There's no law against going over to someone's boat and asking them to frap their halyard, imho best done before you're angry about it!

One thing you may find yourself doing is playing your own music, to drown out unwanted sounds from outside.

However, we had some friends who had a different approach: they staged a fake, nude marital fight on the foredeck, and most boats would move far away.

Anyhow, glad you've begun the float to freedom, enjoy.

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Re: Slapping Halyards

Been stuck at Sandy Hook a couple of days while the wind howls! One of the boats here dragged anchor all night and I watched him try to set it 3 times in the morning before I called him and suggested that he let more chain out before expecting the CQR to set (he was trying to set it at 2:1 it looked like). That worked so now he is next to me and a little down wind. Afterward I was talking to him on the radio and nicing asked if he could secure his banging halyard and he said yes.

So it's blowing steady in the 20s and gusting to 40 and while I'm below with my stereo on I know where he is by the sounds of the banging halyard location device. I'm sure he has it banging so that I can tell from below where he is in relation to my boat.
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Old 30-09-2016, 05:01   #410
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So it's blowing steady in the 20s and gusting to 40 and while I'm below with my stereo on I know where he is by the sounds of the banging halyard location device. I'm sure he has it banging so that I can tell from below where he is in relation to my boat.
Well, don't forget to thank him!

Try living in an apartment 150' from a marina for a few years. It gets so that the banging halyards not only give you the wind forecast they can also help you sleep at night......
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Old 30-09-2016, 05:14   #411
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So it's blowing steady in the 20s and gusting to 40 and while I'm below with my stereo on I know where he is by the sounds of the banging halyard location device. I'm sure he has it banging so that I can tell from below where he is in relation to my boat.
I'm sure also your neighbor knows you can judge the wind speed very precisely from the rate and amplitude of the banging, saving you further needs to poke your head out into the weather.

You really owe him a debt of gratitude.
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I'm sure also your neighbor knows you can judge the wind speed very precisely from the rate and amplitude of the banging, saving you further needs to poke your head out into the weather.

You really owe him a debt of gratitude.

trust me I don't need his banging halyard to tell me what the wind is doing, the howling and boat shaking is doing just fine on their own
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^^^^^^
Well, then, the question everybody's been wanting to ask: ARE YOU HAVING FUN, YET?!
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Well, then, the question everybody's been wanting to ask: ARE YOU HAVING FUN, YET?!
yes overall I am
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Here's a relaxation video to help you unwind.

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Here's a relaxation video to help you unwind.

Good lord, I think I fell asleep in the middle of that. Nice little nap though! Thanks!
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Well, then, the question everybody's been wanting to ask: ARE YOU HAVING FUN, YET?!
Rough crew here lol
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i would dink over with a few cold brews, a blonde and and me famous happy smike and start chatting him up a bit. Find a common ground and offer him a coldie,

Most real sailors would welcome you aboard,

If te beer , blonde babe and broad smile is not accepted, you can pass up some pre cut halyard tie and explain the slapping halyard easy fix,

iftat does not work the dude is no seaman, hoist the jolley roger, roo ouy the cannons and declare war,,,or maybe move your veese to a quiter area of the anchorage.
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yes overall I am
Glad to hear that, mate. I'm hoping you have somewhere snug to go when Hurricane Matthew comes.

Good on you, you've got freedom on your terms.

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sorry about the typos in my post, but i have two great reasons.

1. a few days ago, i slipped on a moist steel hinged ramp, at the base of a non skid dock ramp. both feet went skyward, and my left wrist and forearm impacted that metal hinged base of the dock ramp. Fractures

so now i am hunting and pecking with finger and then go back and correct the typos'

2. That blonde babe admiral erica has been cleaning our house all day, and i was ordered to get out of the way now and take a shower for date night. I was soon being attacked by a two million horse power DYSON man eating super sucking killer vacuum cleaner,

I struck me colors and beat a hasty retreat with no time to edit. That is the sea story and now time for a rum.
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