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Old 04-27-2019, 01:06 PM   #121
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A temperate climate that doesnít demand air conditioning is a marvelous thing!
We live in pretty much the same climate as Florida, subtropical.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:27 PM   #122
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I don't think its strange.
I think its strange that the poster thinks a larger vessel can't exist without a genset as a daily use item
Me thinks he missed your sarcasm.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:49 PM   #123
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~~~Solar panels, marvelous things.
Your solar panels run the a/c?
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:46 PM   #125
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Your solar panels run the a/c?
We don't have, need or want a/c
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We don't have, need or want a/c
Where you are that may be fine.
How about if you were in Darwin?
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I'm figuring page 1, and page 7 of this conversation pretty much indicates that there is no need to read the rest.

Power boats may have their flaws, but sail boats aren't without their own... and if you don't agree try sleeping with halyards banging on a mast on a windy night... ALL. NIGHT. LONG.

Everything in this conversation boils down to common courtesy for your neighbor. If you have a barking dog, take it below. If you have loose trash, pick it up. If you have something that makes noise, make every effort to subdue said noise until normal hours.

Just be a good neighbor.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:47 AM   #128
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Where you are that may be fine.
How about if you were in Darwin?
Like I said, we are in the same climate zone and get the same temps Florida does.
We have had 38c / 100f days here and in areas we have cruised and still didn't need a/c
A better fan yes but a/c no.

Now if we get her up to South East Asia and equatorial waters that may change.
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:30 AM   #129
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You can't hear my generator 100' from my boat on all but a still calm night. If you can hear my generator, you anchored too close to me.

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The only genetator sound that can be heard right outside my boat is that of the exhaust water splashing. The fact is that, even in marinas, I can only tell when a boat is passing close aboard is by the sound of its propellers. I have more than enough battery bank to last 18 hours so, generally, I have no need to run the generator except to cook when we don't opt for the gas grill. When I do run my generator it is with no guilt feelings.
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We run the generator 24/7 when away from the dock to cool the boat. Some newer boats have gyro stabilization at anchor and need power for that as well.
I hope this isnít one of those holier-than-thou threads...... if it makes you feel any better we are more aware of the generator that our neighbors since we also feel the vibration. Even so, I sleep great in our cool dry stateroom.

If we want to talk about annoying noises at anchor, how about the clink, clink, clink of halyards and hardware clanking against an aluminum mast? THAT drives me nuts........
I second that! Plus, that klinking sound travels a very long way.
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:39 AM   #131
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I second that! Plus, that klinking sound travels a very long way.
That's why we have plastic wine glasses!
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That's why we have plastic wine glasses!
Menzies,
Very, very considerate of your neighbours .

What time is "happy hour" and do we need to bring our own wine and plastic glasses?
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When I am on the West Coast I rarely need to run my generator more than 4 hours a day, if at all. The water is cold and the nights are cool. When iím in the SE the generator runs 24 hrs a day. The water is hot and the nights are muggy.

In the PNW itís not reasonable to run a generator after 10 pm and in the SE itís not reasonable to expect boats to turn off their generator at night.
In a large raft up with a yacht club near Roche (PNW) it was explained to me not to run my exhaust water separator gen set after dark. Good rule and I was happy to comply. I guess my only comment would be that popular spots should have rules like Avalon. Makes it easier for all persons to have similar expectation. For example, want to run your gen set all night then donít go to Avalon.
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In a large raft up with a yacht club near Roche (PNW) it was explained to me not to run my exhaust water separator gen set after dark. Good rule and I was happy to comply. I guess my only comment would be that popular spots should have rules like Avalon. Makes it easier for all persons to have similar expectation. For example, want to run your gen set all night then donít go to Avalon.
Well there you go; easy as can be.
A large raft up violates my don't anchor within 100' of me rule. In fact, generally the only people I let raft up with me, want to suckle on the 30 amp plug when my generator is running.

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toocoys wrote;
"Everything in this conversation boils down to common courtesy for your neighbor. If you have a barking dog, take it below. If you have loose trash, pick it up. If you have something that makes noise, make every effort to subdue said noise until normal hours.

Just be a good neighbor."

Excellent summary IMO.
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Well there you go; easy as can be.
A large raft up violates my don't anchor within 100' of me rule. In fact, generally the only people I let raft up with me, want to suckle on the 30 amp plug when my generator is running.

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They'd have to put up with the reflected glare to get some free juice.

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I would think if you are anchored in any Florida Anchorage at night in the summer time the majority of the boats are going to have all their windows closed up and the generators will be running. We have actually stayed in an anchorage with some others in the spring and one of them had the Honda generator on the swim platform, after a short time it was just became background noise that didn't really bother us. Plus when I woke in the middle of the night and could still hear the Honda, I knew we hadn't drag anchor, at least not very far.
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You can't hear my generator 100' from my boat on all but a still calm night. If you can hear my generator, you anchored too close to me.

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+1 for that!
Run mine 1 hour in the AM solar does the rest.
When Iím in my tender at night if the gen is running canít hear it from 200 ft away.
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