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post #7 of Old 12-17-2013
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Re: Noise from dockline passing thru Hawse Pipe

Dude you're not alone. I'm never tied to the dock, but it happens at anchor and mooring in any wind and it does make a lot of noise in the V-berth. It hasn't bothered me enough to take action - yet - but just last time I did think I would stick something else in there to make it stop. It is as bad or worse as halyards in a gale sometimes. Loud.

this noise would happen whether you were tied tightly or if you gave her her head a the dock. ANytime there is tension through the hawse hole it starts "squeaking".

Try the rubber. I also use that same chafe material you use on my 3 strand, possible that other highly rated chafe product or double braid might change it. Not sure what it is called, it was in the press within the last few years, black I think, less friction maybe.
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