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It's my belief that cruising is what the individual sailor wants it to be and THAT's the joy of cruising. There are as many different ways to cruise as there are personalities on boats.
Excellently stated!

To each their own. Some like generators and some don't. I don't need AC so I can get along just fine without a generator, but a small Honda wouldn't be bad for recharging batteries. We can sail all year around here but except for the middle of the Summer would have a hard time generating enough power to keep the batteries topped off with just solar panels and not enough steady wind for wind generators. So, if some have a certain amount of disdain for generators, fine. Just don't expect everyone else to share it.

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We like it quiet. Only time we wanted to hear a bit of neighbor noise was the first Christmas we stayed overnight. The marina was so dark and deserted, that we thought every creak and pop was a boarder.

A small (Honda) generator charging through a shore power charger will usually only provide 10-20 amps per hour for each battery. Takes lots of hours to recharge the house bank. Consequently, they are better for providing 120 volt power to appliances. Noise exemption - a generator used to make coffee for everyone in the anchorage is exempt from complaints, if you row over with the coffee, while it is still hot. Yes, I'll provide my own mug.

Understand most of the suggestions, but not the objection to "Pets". Can certainly understand that no one wants whining/barking dogs, poop on the walk, or a wet bundle of joy jumping on you. Are well mannored animals and owners exempt, or are all "Pets" verboten?

And Sailor Doc, if you are a doctor with a good bedside mannor, your services will be welcomed in most anchorages, even if you do have a generator running.

Interesting info - thanks for sharing. Pat
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"After we thought we couldn't stand the cold any longer, we were looking over to see if our neighbors were at least awake and I noticed some ripples around their transom. I pulled out the binoculars and they were already running their generator!!!!! We couldn't even hear it. "

Did you happen to get the make and model of that generator and/or how they had it mounted; I want one of those.
I didn't get theirs, but I know mine. It is mounted in an insulated locker down by the keel. When standing over it while it's running, you could communicate with a whisper. When sitting in the cockpit in any amount of wind, you can not hear the motor. I challenge any neighbor to hear it !! What you can hear is the water splashing from the exhaust, but that's it. As I've said before, that is no different, even less noisy, than a slapping dinghy.


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Second on:
1. Banging halyards
2. Anchoring to close
New:
1. Loud music (you would be amazed at how even a quiet radio carries over the water)
2. Barking dogs
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I understood the original post to be from a cruisers' perspective - island hoping. Cruisers have limited water and from what I've read, it is common courtesy to bring your own dishes when invited over to another boat. Perhaps I'm misinformed ...
Maybe just ask this question to your host:
"What can I bring? Do you need dishes? What type of salad or desert would you like me to bring? What do you like to drink?
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I still say that easiest way to get along with others is to avoid them. I'm no recluse, I don't think anyway, but this thread alone has brought out "debate" amongst complete strangers, and neither side usually sees their input into it. The reality is, people are going to "cruise" pretty much the way they live on the hard. There are those that don't know there's another soul around for miles at times (trust me, I live on the water and the noise from my neighbors can be deafening at times and they have no idea from the sounds of it--people arguing/fighting, the parties..etc. etc.). If I want total silence when I sleep, I probably won't pick that marina that's got boats with "The Party's Over Here" neon signs flashing at 0300. I don't have a genset, but if you do, great. Truth is, I've slept through hurricanes, so that little Honda isn't going to wake me. But, if you really, really want to initiate a conversation with me, please don't start it with, "You know what you should do......", you may just get advice on where I think you should "go" next. Why can't we all just get along? (cue "Give Peace a Chance" music)
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I started this thread to help us all get along. I am not trying to please everyone, just trying to learn from others experience. I welcome and respect all opinions. I thank all, and feel I will be a better neighbor now.
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