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Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

Perhaps they are rigged that way purposefully, similar to the ultrasonic vermin deterrents people have in their basements.

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LOL bought the boat then couldn't afford a couple bungees to tame the halyard slap!

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LOL bought the boat then couldn't afford a couple bungees to tame the halyard slap!
I, personally, love that sound. Reminds me of when I was 10 and falling asleep on rainy, windy nights on our poptop C22. Tame them as we tried (my dad was like Don and they drove him nuts), there was always some slap, and not a hell of alot of noise insulation through the canvas. But I've been on my current boat in 20 knots at anchor and I can hear them below, but certainly couldn't as soon as I was 5 feet away in a dinghy, bungeed or not. There is a guy who leaves his bell rigged occasionally and I can hear that from shore on quiet days when the swell or current are moving the field, but honestly, never heard anyone else's halyards slap unless I was too close or in a slip, which I consider too close.

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Tame them as we tried (my dad was like Don and they drove him nuts), there was always some slap, and not a hell of alot of noise insulation through the canvas. But I've been on my current boat in 20 knots at anchor and I can hear them below, but certainly couldn't as soon as I was 5 feet away in a dinghy, bungeed or not.
I don't expect NO sound. I expect that on my mooring I don't listen to lines BANGING from 100' away over the wind when I'm down BELOW on my boat.

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Perhaps they are rigged that way purposefully, similar to the ultrasonic vermin deterrents people have in their basements.
Doesn't work, attracted me like the Piped Piper calling my brothers.

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I don't expect NO sound. I expect that on my mooring I don't listen to lines BANGING from 100' away over the wind when I'm down BELOW on my boat.
That does seem excessive- are you sure they didn't have something break loose? Happens to even the conscientious.

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I don't expect NO sound. I expect that on my mooring I don't listen to lines BANGING from 100' away over the wind when I'm down BELOW on my boat.
This is one of times that I agree with Don. If I have to raise my voice in my own cockpit b/c of some banging halyard (or blasting music or screaming windmill or roaring generator/engine) then that noise is too much. You like banging halyards? Fine. Make a recording and listen to it on your iPod with earphones.

Yes, we all have to live with other people's sounds. That OK. But there is no reason to have a halyards slapping with such force that they interfere with conversation 100' away. I've always had fully external halyards, and I am able to silence all of them with minimal effort.
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Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

Wealthy is a measurement against others. I would say that anyone, including the OP, who owns a boat, is wealthy, no matter how much money they have. Many people don't have food. Surely someone who owns a boat is more wealthy than someone who doesn't have food.

IMHO, If you live paycheck to paycheck and have to wheel and deal to maintain your boat you are a sailor and if you have investments that earn more than your boat costs you are a yachtsman.
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The other annoying noise which maybe unavoidable is AC water exhaust. Liveaboards next slip (3' from my boat) never turn their 3 units off. Like to sit in cockpit ~6am and drink my coffee reading the news, listening to the birds and chilling. That quite is now gone. Motor yacht on other side of finger never goes out. Have never seen the owner on the boat. Nevertheless AC never goes off. Asked yard about it they said owner wants boat dry.
Noise is just the gentle slap of water. Not a biggy and I'm probably being unreasonable but still a huge difference waking up when on anchor or in the slip. Surprising how ambient noise and its quality effects mood and stress.

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...Motor yacht on other side of finger never goes out. Have never seen the owner on the boat. Nevertheless AC never goes off. Asked yard about it they said owner wants boat dry...
A dehumidifier would to a better job keeping the boat dry, and would be much more energy efficient. But I guess those guys don't care about that.

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