Music Etiquette at the Dock - Page 9 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #81 of 82 Old 07-29-2014
Senior Member
jzk's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,535
Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

So we sailed from South Haven, Mi to Chicago on Sunday. When we returned to the dock, all of the drunk powerboaters were returning from the playpen. For a while, this one powerboat was blasting Jimmy Buffet so loud that I could enjoy it maybe 5 slips down. Then another sea ray type came in across from him and was jamming their club music. Both boats have amplifiers well in excess of what might be stock on a powerboat. They seemed to get into a battle to see who could blast their music the loudest.

For them, "boating" is driving over to the playpen with a boat full of partiers, drinks, and whatever other substances they enjoy. They usually have the relaxation station inflated. They anchor at the playpen all day and drink, party, and play music as loud as physically possible.

I found it somewhat annoying, but no big deal. That is just how our dock is on a Sunday late afternoon.
jzk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #82 of 82 Old 07-29-2014
Senior Member
RichH's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,555
Thanks: 42
Thanked 259 Times in 245 Posts
Rep Power: 18
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

My wife plays fiddle, I play 5-string banjo. When we arrive at an anchorage or a new marina nobody minds at all .... until we get out the gas powered air-horn bagpipe and the kettle drum.
Minnesail likes this.
RichH is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dock or Dry Dock I can't make up my mind ABH3 Boyer General Discussion (sailing related) 17 11-22-2013 04:41 PM
etiquette? SailerDoc2 Learning to Sail 49 11-30-2011 11:13 PM
Mr. Music Please! pinayreefer Gear & Maintenance 11 08-01-2011 11:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome