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Old 01-10-2016, 10:04 AM   #21
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Are you in Baja Naval? We couldn't stand it after three nights and had to move to Cruiseport. Best decision ever.
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:30 AM   #22
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We're at Marina Coral. This place does get some surge, but usually not much. The last several days were kind of rough as a winter storm moved through the area. We could see breaking waves from our slip, just outside the entrance. From what I hear, Cruiseport benefits from a double sea wall, while here there's just one. Nice place though and all is settled now.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:20 PM   #23
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Didn't mean the second line to have other meaning...but if your mind is active enough.....

WifeyB must be on holiday...she could take a military aviation operators handbook and see a romance novel in it....
Wifey B: I was actually at the helm. Missed on who was rubbing their dock against whose piling.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:44 PM   #24
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Wifey B: I was actually at the helm. Missed on who was rubbing their dock against whose piling.
You must drive fast boats...at the helm is where I am so bored at 6.3 knots I read a lot of TF threads to get the blood flowing.

can't believe some of the posts and the insinuations.....
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:01 PM   #25
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I get most of our dock lines from the commercial net box, which are 3/4 to 1 inch, so they don't stretch much. Also I tighten them up during the year so there is not much stretch in them. I like the lines tight so the boat is tight against the dock for easy getting on off the boat. No stretch no noise.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:15 PM   #26
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I get most of our dock lines from the commercial net box, which are 3/4 to 1 inch, so they don't stretch much. Also I tighten them up during the year so there is not much stretch in them. I like the lines tight so the boat is tight against the dock for easy getting on off the boat. No stretch no noise.
The other side is, lines that stretch reduce the strain on deck and dock cleats. They are less likely to be pulled loose if the line stretches a bit.

There are recommendations for the diameter of lines vs. the size and weight of the boat.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:26 PM   #27
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You must drive fast boats...at the helm is where I am so bored at 6.3 knots I read a lot of TF threads to get the blood flowing.

can't believe some of the posts and the insinuations.....
Wifey B: Sort of sometimes. We were doing about 35 knots.

I know...some of the insinuations....bad bad bad....shame
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The strangest sound I ever heard on a boat was when we first began the cruising life, and were anchored at DeSoto Point, on the south side of Tampa bay. It was a weird noise. Sounded like something crunching!

Well, it turns out that it was exactly that. Seems that there are little shrimp that swim up and munch on the growth on the bottom of the boat.
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The strangest sound I ever heard on a boat was when we first began the cruising life, and were anchored at DeSoto Point, on the south side of Tampa bay. It was a weird noise. Sounded like something crunching!

Well, it turns out that it was exactly that. Seems that there are little shrimp that swim up and munch on the growth on the bottom of the boat.
I don't think they are munching. They are having sex...read my previous post!!!
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I don't think they are munching. They are having sex...read my previous post!!!

Those are some tough shells
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Those are some tough shells
Yes they are!!!! I guess that is why they are so damn noisy!!!!
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It's that or the males mistakenly think the boat is a female
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Other weird sounds...shrimp mating!!!! If you don't know this sound it will drive you crazy....just a continuous clicking sound. It actually drives me crazy...but I know what it is and know it is not part of the boat.
Oh . . . OK. Well, the story about it being shrimp eating stuff off the bottom was told to me by a grizzled old sea-dog that I met later on during the cruise. But hey, what do grizzled old sea-dogs know about sex?
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The strangest sound I ever heard on a boat was when we first began the cruising life, and were anchored at DeSoto Point, on the south side of Tampa bay. It was a weird noise. Sounded like something crunching!

...Seems that there are little shrimp that swim up and munch on the growth on the bottom of the boat.
[Quote from Baker] I don't think they are munching. They are having sex...read my previous post!!
In that case it seems wrong to watch, or even listen.
I have seen a single shrimp/prawn nibbling the back of the transom of a moored boat. Ignoring the onanastic, I`d say it was eating.
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Shrimp eat more often than they have sex. Just like married men.
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Not to change the subject away from shrimp and sex, but the soap on the lines really helped with the squeaking lines. The noise was coming from the lines where they stretch while passing through the hawse holes. Two days now and all is quiet.

Thanks for the suggestions and now back to shrimp and sex.....
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But I must say they are quiet and the boat doesn't jerk around in the slip when somebody ignores the no wake zone in marina .
I like what you said there. Wake is a fact of life. It's going to happen. I prefer to prepare for it and then when it does happen, I don't find myself stewing over it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:27 PM   #38
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In freshwater after dark the carp will suck the slime off the hull and dock floats and it sounds like someone banging on the hull with a hammer. It's not a problem the 1st couple of years after new paint but after that there is enough growth it's like a buffet, it has woke me up from sound asleep. For the last few years I've had the bottom done every 2 years so it hasn't been a problem, some of the boats around me haven't had paint in several years and sitting on the dock at night you can hear them banging away.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpheidae Pistol shrimp. Not necessarily eating or having sex. Just something they do from time to time. If you're near a colony, the sound is pretty constant. Kind of like when you first pour milk into a bowl of Rice Crispies. I have a rather large one in my aquarium and sometimes it makes a sound that sounds like a window breaking!

(just wanted to get the thread back off track)
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I can't hear my dock lines at all from my office. While I'm sure it's somewhat annoying for you, enjoy that problem
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