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Things that go bump

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Created by FelixdeCat A week ago, 13 Jul 2019
FelixdeCat
NSW, 226 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:14AM
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So Thursday night I slept on a mono for the first time.

It was pretty still most of the night as we were in refuge bay. But in the middle of the night there came this thumping sound on the front of the hull. It wasn't a line as I had sorted those out before bunking down. So I am pretty sure it was the mooring apparatus banging on the bow. On my cat it's not something I've heard before. It was pretty loud and would persist for 3 minutes at a time, irregular intervals.

In the morning a breeze had returned and the banging could not be replicated.

Is this common on monos? Am I wrong, is it something else? What are the simple home remedies?

Shanty
QLD, 407 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:35AM
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If it is the mooring you could do what woko said In another thread and have it set up like this.


Woko says "I recommend setting your buoy up like this, it gives plenty of opportunities to hook it, a knot before the onboard eye splice stops the buoy pendant pulling through and the buoy is easily lifted on board "after" the morning line is made fast. Buoy stays clean and more importantly doesn't bang away at your bow/ topsides!"
That can be found in this thread www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Sailing/General/Mooring-Lines-and-Associated-Bits

regards,
Mick

Toph
WA, 1406 posts
13 Jul 2019 9:44AM
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Sounds like the mooring to me. Sometimes a little breeze is good, just to hold you off

FelixdeCat
NSW, 226 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:52AM
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Nah it was one of these club types not the private type. Can't bring on board.

If if nobody else is around, and the wind is light, would a stern anchor be the best solution?

stray
SA, 120 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:56AM
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You could try keeping the line between bouy and boat tight in light wind or just go and drop anchor.

UncleBob
NSW, 440 posts
13 Jul 2019 1:00PM
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FelixdeCat said..
Nah it was one of these club types not the private type. Can't bring on board.

If if nobody else is around, and the wind is light, would a stern anchor be the best solution?


Yeah, can be annoying, all I do is tie the line from the top of the mooring up tight to the bow cleat making sure there is no slack, effectively lifting the buoy ever so slightly and this prevents the boat drifting forwards and hitting the buoy. Works for me, your results may vary.

Chris249
247 posts
13 Jul 2019 11:48AM
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I tend to favour a bungy cord from the pulpit or bow to the top of the buoy. When there is a load on it stretches easily and allows the mooring line to take up the load as the boat hangs back. When it glasses out, the bungy holds the buoy vertically under the bow rather than allowing it to drift back and hit the hull. It does demand an overhanging bow.

Lazzz
NSW, 445 posts
13 Jul 2019 1:53PM
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Or you can put a pool noodle around the bouy joined with a bit of PVC pipe.

Craig66
NSW, 1698 posts
13 Jul 2019 1:59PM
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If only the bouy was a girl, there would be no complaints if there was a little banging

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
13 Jul 2019 6:55PM
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Chris249 said..

I tend to favour a bungy cord from the pulpit or bow to the top of the buoy. When there is a load on it stretches easily and allows the mooring line to take up the load as the boat hangs back. When it glasses out, the bungy holds the buoy vertically under the bow rather than allowing it to drift back and hit the hull. It does demand an overhanging bow.


+1
Did this for 9 months 'living' on a public mooring near Berowra Waters. Never did things go bump in the night



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