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Old 02-09-2020, 03:04 AM   #1
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Squeaking, creaking in a MS 400 at sea

Can hear a squeaking noise on SB-side close to, or under the lower helm when the boat goes into the waves.
Does anyone have something similar and have an idea how it can be located?

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Old 02-09-2020, 07:18 AM   #2
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Try a cheap stethoscope with a probe from Harbor Freight.

Also, when I was a kid and worked at a car dealership we were tasked with driving new cars and locating squeaks. (Can you imagine a better job for a teenager?) One of us would drive, the other move around the car with a can of spray lube. Find a squeak and soak it down.


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Old 02-09-2020, 09:27 AM   #3
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Mr. PM. I doubt they have a Harbor Freight in Sweden. A simple piece of plastic tubing would probably suffice. One end in an ear and the other moved around.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:08 AM   #4
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Just went through the same thing with my new pickup. It can be very annoying but extremely difficult to find on a boat since 2 pieces of anything anywhere can be rubbing together under certain conditions. It will certainly take more than one set of eyes and ears and some persistence. Ear plugs are the other option Good luck!
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:00 AM   #5
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My 350 does this as well.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:02 PM   #6
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My 350 does this as well.
Same with ours. Been like that forvever, I kind of like it. Tells me she is doing her best to get us through,

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