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Old 08-30-2008
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Swing Keel Bangin sound and Mooring Question

Having just ran a search, I see that a clunking or banging sound from a swing keel boat is common.

I just bought a 1998 Hunter 240 and have been spending every night on it I can. I'm being kept up at night thinking my boat is bashing itself apart while I sleep. First I thought it was my ruder.... now I found out it is my swing keel moving around. Should I be concerned? Is this cause to instantly pull my boat out of the water and have it fixed? How much is too much?

Also, is it ok to have my keel pulled up at my mooring? If I pull it up the banging stops, but I don't think it was designed to be pulled up all the time. Is this better than letting it move around?

Thanks for the help.

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