Re: anchorage etiquette
8am to 10 pm is pretty typical, most of our parks have similar noise restrictions.
However the issue is more than the noise.. There are few things worse than trying to enjoy a meal at the cockpit table engulfed in someone's diesel exhaust fumes. I always appreciate it if a nearby boater talks to us about it first ( "sorry, an hour or so should do it") and I really don't appreciate it when someone starts a genset ( esp a noisy on-deck set) and then goes ashore while it runs because its too noisy for them.
Power boats are most problematic because they often need to run AC appliances at mealtimes, not to mention the often-present animosity between camps.
It can be a difficult issue from both sides...
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 03-10-2013 at 11:12 PM.