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CharlieCobra 07-19-2007 04:52 PM

Uh oh... What sailing sounds drive ya crazy?

PWC's rank high on my list. The OB going silent at the worst possible moment ranks up there too.

What sounds do I like?

The swish off water along the hull accompanied by the hum of the keel cable as we set off on the first tack or run of the day.

USCGRET1990 07-19-2007 05:09 PM

Does the wife fartin count?

sailortjk1 07-19-2007 05:11 PM

Spare Halyard slapping around.

The slack topping lift hitting the back stay.
(That makes kinda like a Starwars Light Saber type sound; Drives me nuts)

Cruisingdad 07-19-2007 05:22 PM

WHen you are sleeping in bed (aft berth), and the 'slap-slap' of the water on the stern stops! Many times I have jumped out of my berth and banged my head on that one!

- CD

SanderO 07-19-2007 05:47 PM

banging halyards
diesel engines (mine)
rf interference on the radio
waypoint arrival alarms
waves slapping the stern

sv shiva

CharlieCobra 07-19-2007 05:47 PM

I can see that CD, after looking at the aft berth on the 380 and going hmmmm.

Cruisingdad 07-19-2007 05:58 PM


That is the issue with a aft cockpit.

- CD

danjarch 07-19-2007 06:10 PM

Wires banging inside the mast.
Flogging sails.
and Cracking Fiberglass

jrd22 07-19-2007 06:11 PM

Probably one of the worst sounds is the wind screaming through the rigging at about 2-3am after going to bed in a dead calm anchorage with no winds much scope did I put out?

CharlieCobra 07-19-2007 06:26 PM

Another one would be the thrumm thrumm thrumm of a heavy ship at 0 dark 30 when you're achored two miles from the nearest shipping lanes. That's another one that'll cause a head knocker in the aft berth.

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