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4 Hours Ago 12:18 AM
VallelyJ
Re: Generator Etiquette

Must not be dead, after all.
5 Hours Ago 11:45 PM
bljones
Re: Generator Etiquette

and yet another thread returns from the dead.
5 Hours Ago 11:45 PM
VallelyJ
Re: Generator Etiquette

Not sure of the point you're making, white74. But I think we are agreeing.
John V.
5 Hours Ago 11:23 PM
white74
Re: Generator Etiquette

Quote:
Originally Posted by VallelyJ View Post
Getting there first gives you the right to occupy your swinging circle. Not to invent new rights for yourself, such as to disturb the whole anchorage with your stereo or loud generator.
The rationale that "people are noisy so it's ok to make noise if there are people around" is the same as saying "people steal things so it's ok to steal things from boats if there are lots of them around". Stealing and keeping people awake with your noise are both behaviors that affect others negatively--how negatively is only relative.
I knew a guy who scuba dives and has parted the rode of a particularly noisy boat late at night. But hell, where there are lots of people, stuff like that happens, it has to be OK for him to do, right?
I fail to see the logic?
and being first does not always give you rights to set anchor precedent
many busy harbours have established anchoring methods including stern ties and anchors
i arrived at a favorite anchorage one time and a few Bayliner budget yachts had stern tied to the first pin and set their anchor past the last pin like a guy who parallel parks across 3 angle parking stalls
5 Hours Ago 11:13 PM
VallelyJ
Re: Generator Etiquette

Getting there first gives you the right to occupy your swinging circle. Not to invent new rights for yourself, such as to disturb the whole anchorage with your stereo or loud generator.
The rationale that "people are noisy so it's ok to make noise if there are people around" is the same as saying "people steal things so it's ok to steal things from boats if there are lots of them around". Stealing and keeping people awake with your noise are both behaviors that affect others negatively--how negatively is only relative.
I knew a guy who scuba dives and has parted the rode of a particularly noisy boat late at night. But hell, where there are lots of people, stuff like that happens, it has to be OK for him to do, right?
03-25-2012 05:49 AM
helenwiley
Re: Generator Etiquette

We have a small Honda generator. It's fairly quiet. We use it to charge phones, Kindle, and laptops. It's always off by bedtime, and we try to place it so it doesn't disturb anyone. I'm of the "My space ends where yours begins philosophy".
02-20-2012 07:33 PM
wolfenzee First of all I plan on purchasing one of those new super quiet generators, second I hope to get most of my power needs out of wind/solar and only be using a generator to run power tools that make far more noise than the generator itself, most importantly I will not be running it at a time or place I would not like someone running theirs.
07-30-2011 10:01 AM
jepomer We do not have a generator on our boat since we have a slip.

We do have an RV with a generator. If we are in a campsite where others already have their generators running, we do similar. But if we are in a quiet area, we enjoy the quiet and the natural ventilation.

To further emphasis our desire for "natural sounds", we have replaced our noisy gas outboard for an electric one.
07-08-2011 04:35 PM
Bene505 Bump.

Stayed at Block Island last summer in the only spot we could find to anchor. We were next to a power boat that ran the generator all night -- perhaps to power their underwater lights. A/C was certainly not needed.

It was bad with the noise, but we all managed to sleep anyway.

By the way, they were the only boat out of hundreds that ran a generator (that I could tell). And they were not upwind.

Regards,
Brad
05-22-2010 08:13 AM
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