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Noise from dockline passing thru Hawse Pipe

This is driving me crazy !!

As PSC's have these very nice bow hawse pipes for running lines thru, my docklines naturally run from the bow cleats thru the hawse pipes to the dock cleats. I use cotton firehose type material for chafe.

Problem is when I am in the V-birth the tension that gets exerted on the dockline as the boat moves in the slip translates into noise as the dockline rubs the hawse pipe under tension.

It feels like I'm in a speaker box. It's quite loud and I'd imagine most of you know exactly the sound I'm speaking of. Or perhaps you all know the secret. If so, can anyone enlighten me on a good means to eliminate this noise? Would leather chafe make the difference? I've even imagined some form of teflon to use as chafe but that doesn't seem practical or possible.

Best to all !
Keith Campbell
PSC 34 S/V Charity Rose

Keith Campbell
S/V Charity Rose
'88 PSC 34'
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