I have not cruised the Chessy (yet!!), but am curious how this is done? Here, your boat will often turn against the wind depending on the current. So you might anchor downwind, but when the tide shifts, you are now upwind. Also, many of the anchorages here are tight to very tight. Your choice of spots is limited to say the least.
I think the key is just doing it after sunrise and before sunset. And I don't know if it is just me, but the Honda generators dont even come close to comparing to the noise of many wind generators! MMMmmmmmmZZZZZzzzzz!!!!! So, should we suggest that those with wind generators shut theirs down at the same hours as a gas generator? Hmmm....
Grill man good to see you back
Hows the hand?
Chessie has very little tide or current.
As my post indicated noise is not the issue, its the fumes. Noise wont make you sick or isnt bad for your health. Fumes are. In our society today people are very concerned as am I about breathing cigeratte smoke, gas fumes etc.
My post stated about the courtesy of not anchoring in front of someone and then running a genrator when you have the oppertunity not to. I hope that makes some sense. I try and practice responsibilty and courtesy to others when boating. In most instances it never has been a problem.
If someone for no reason ( I can think of only one occasion where this happened) happens to anchor windward of us when they had other options and then proceed to run a generator, I have polietly told them their fumes have bothered us. On all occasions they understood and either moved or turned their generator off as we were there first anchored. Only once in 25 years of boating has someone actually gotten belligerent and given us the finger and told them we didnt own the water.
I pulled anchor and reanchored windward to him. He was so argumentative he continued to yell from his hailer that I anchored to close. We just ignored him. Eventually after a couple of hours he he came along side in his dinghy and launched into a tirade and demanded i move. I laughed turned my engine on, and sat anchored for a few hours engine exhaust floating through his cabin air conditioning.
To me its about the fumes and breathing clean air. You have the right to do what you want as long as it doesnt infringe my right to breathe clean air.
Clean air laws are everywhere now,mostlky to protect the rights of others from second hand cigarette smoke. Most people are very respectful and aware. Some of my friends smoke and are very respectfull not to bother others with it. They are very aware. Thats what we need here also. Not the noise my friend....the fumes. They can sicken you or hurt you.